April 9, 2023

Rescuing Children from the Streets: How Kwetu Home of Peace Provides Safe and Loving Family-Based Care

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Our goal is to help these children in our care and others in safe and loving families through kinship, family reunification, and community-based care. At Kwetu Home of Peace, we believe that every child deserves to grow up in a safe and loving family environment. Unfortunately, not all children have access to such an environment, and many are left to fend for themselves on the streets.
We understand the value of providing children with the love, support, and nurturing that they need to grow and thrive. As such, we have taken it upon ourselves to rescue children from the streets of Nairobi, providing them with food, shelter, clothing, and psychosocial support to help counter their trauma. We believe that children are our future, and we must do everything in our power to ensure that they have the best possible start in life.

Rescuing Children from the Streets of Nairobi

Our primary focus is on rescuing children from the streets of Nairobi. These children are often at high risk of violence, exploitation, and abuse. We provide them with a safe and secure environment where they can heal and recover from the trauma of living on the streets.

The Rescued boys
The Rescued Boys

Feeding and Providing Nutritious Food and Clean Water

Food is a basic human need, and we understand that children need proper nutrition to grow and develop. We provide nutritious meals and clean water to our children to ensure that they are healthy and well-nourished.

Clothing the Children

Clothing is another basic human need that we provide to our children. We understand that proper clothing is essential for their health, comfort, and self-esteem. We provide our children with clean and appropriate clothing to help them feel good about themselves.

our boys after rescue
our boys pose for a photo.

Sheltering the Children from Environmental Hazards

Living on the streets is dangerous, especially for children. They are at high risk of exposure to the elements, illness, and injury. We provide our children with safe and secure shelter to protect them from these hazards.

our dorms for the boys
our dorms for the boys

Psychosocial Support for Trauma

Living on the streets can be traumatizing, especially for children. We provide our children with psychosocial support to help counter their trauma. This support includes therapy and counseling to help them heal and recover from their experiences.

Establishing Co-Curriculum Activities for the Children

We believe that children need more than just basic needs to thrive. They need opportunities to explore their interests and talents. We establish co-curriculum activities such as acrobatics, dance, drama, poetry, and sports to help our children develop their skills and talents.

A Journey of Hope and Inspiration: The Kwetu Home of Peace Band

Nurturing Their Talents

Every child is unique, and we understand that each child has their natural gifts and talents. We take the time to learn about each child and nurture their talents. This approach helps our children develop their potential and become productive members of society.

Emplex, Khyn, and Neff-E, Smart-G artists

Family-Based Care

At Kwetu Home of Peace, we believe that children should grow up in families, not orphanages. We understand that the best environment for children is within a loving and secure family. That’s why we focus on providing family-based care through reunification with biological parents, kinship care, foster care, or adoption.

Reuniting Children with Their Families and Communities

We work tirelessly to reunite children with their families and communities. We believe that this approach is the best way to ensure the sustainability of family-based care. We locate families, parents, and kin for children and build awareness in the community about child protection, alternative care, and create a legal framework around the care of children and their rights.


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