Kwetu Home of Peace is a rehabilitation center for boys in Kenya that aims to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the boys. Recently, the organization has made a major milestone by admitting 13 boys into various primary schools. This represents a significant step forward for the boys, as education is key to their future success and development. The organization's staff worked tirelessly to ensure that the boys were well-prepared for this next phase of their lives, providing them with the necessary resources and support to succeed in school.
In addition to the boys who were admitted to primary schools, three others were taken back home to be re-united with their families. This is an important part of the rehabilitation process, as it allows the boys to reconnect with their loved ones and continue to heal in a supportive and familiar environment. The staff at the organization will continue to provide support and guidance to these boys and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need to thrive. Through their work, Kwetu Home of Peace is making a positive impact in the lives of the boys in their care and helping to build stronger communities in Kenya.
Engaging potential sponsors
More efforts are being made to realize the mission of rescuing, rehabilitating, and reintegrating boys from Nairobi's streets back into their families. However, due to notable relapse cases following reintegration, it was necessary to find ways to strengthen reinsertion. Kwetu introduced the component of education sponsorship to promote successful reintegration. The first step was to approach potential sponsors in order to gain support for the recently adopted reintegration plan.
Introducing reintegration sponsorship
After the introduction of reintegration sponsorship, the Project continues to sponsor the basic formal education of children rescued from street life during rehabilitation, reintegration, and beyond for over a decade.
Supporting formal education
The Project paid school fees for over 100 children under formal educational support in the years under review. In addition, educational materials like textbooks, calculators, and other stationery are readily provided for the children to enhance their studies.
Today, the Project continues to support feeding the children under sponsorship. Kwetu Home of Peace takes full responsibility for the child's feeding and upkeep in all cases. The staff of the Project also continues to embark on follow-up visits weekly (for children within Nairobi) to find out how children are progressing in their studies and to ensure that they adjust well to the school environment.