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Funding needed to set up a rehabilitation centre for the neglected boy children in Korogocho Slums, NAIROBI, KENYA

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Boy Child Initiative

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

In Kenya, There is ONLY NEWS about when a girl child is raped, neglected, abused or abandoned; but there is NO NEWS about when a boy child is sodomized, abused, neglected or abandoned. There has been a great neglect of boy child in Kenya as their welfare is ignored by many.
Korogocho Slums is hugely affected in terms of boy child neglected aging 3-15; and as a result, there are rising cases of sodomy, crime, violence, drug/ substance abuse, street boys and initiation to outlawed sects. A majority of these children hail from poor, destitute families with earnings of less than one dollar a day. Private observation further revealed that 80% of these children come from single-parents families and the families with limited social economic support.
Most of these children have been to a formal education for an average of four years which depicts a high level of illiteracy. The majority have dropped out from school due to unable to afford the school fees and other basic requirements. And most of them are forced to earn a living in the streets of Nairobi.
Further investigations have revealed that these children experience acute problem: lack of public sympathy, affection, city inspectorate (Askaris) harassment, sexual exploitation, lack of food, lack of medical care and sleeping facilities. All of them face a bleak future condemned to poverty unless an emergency rescue measure is put in place.

What is your project and how will it help?

‘‘Social Justice for every boy child’’ programme under the direct supervision and implementation of BOY CHILD INITIATIVE is ready to work with interested donors or development partners.
Our Vision is to set up a rehabilitation centre where 100 such boys (in two phases of 50) shall be provided with shelter, food and clothing to enable them live smoothly, effectively and attain meaningful life status, as lack of the above has forced many boys to streets, drug abuse, criminal activities and outlawed sects.
In the centre, the boys shall further be rehabilitated, educated and empowered after which their reintegration is arranged. They shall also be mentored, offered psychosocial support and have their talents nurtured. The academic oriented boys shall be taken to the neighboring day schools while the un-academic oriented shall be taken to local youth polytechnics. Their fees shall be catered by their respective parents/ guardians after the reintegration while those who cannot afford the fees will be offered scholarships sourced from sponsors.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

People can partner with us by 1) voluntary service: Their duties will include community workshops, interviewing and investigating cases among the rescued children, counseling of parents / guardians and children. They can also follow up on the programme reports of the assisted children.
2) Donations in either cash or kind and offering: The fund would be basically used for rehabilitation, education, empowerment and community sensitizations programme for the said children.

Please detail the resources that you need.

25 Double-decked beds
25 Bedding
5 Office computers
1 Office Printer
1 Office Copier
Funding for rent, voluntary allowance, miscellaneous costs etc

Grand total: 5 MILLION KENYA SHILLINGS (59,000 USD)

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Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Kenya

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Education and training; Food security all (5)




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