250,000 Street children In Kenya
No shelter. No education. No food. No money.
Life on the streets holds dangers of disease, abuse of all kinds, police violence, exploitation, and general lack of basic needs. The youth then turn to huffing glue as a way to take the cold and hunger pains away. These valuable young people are seen as a threat to their community. Viewed as nothing more than thieves and drug addicts, their hearts are left alone.
Average Life Expectancy Of Street Youth
Of Nairobi Residents Live In Slums
What is fikisha doing about it?
WE FOCUS ON THREE KEY AREAS THAT PROVIDE A WELL-ROUNDED APPROACH TO STRENGTHENING THE COMMUNITY
The 1000 Person Army
HELP DEVELOP STREET YOUTH AND COMMUNITIES IN KENYA
Every week we will send you one short email highlighting one area of prayer
Every month make a donation of $10 or more to help the work in Kenya
Throughout the year we will provide you with opportunities to encourage the kids and team in Kenya
How We Got Started
The Story Of FIKISHA
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School Makes All the Difference All children have the right to an education, yet often school systems do not accommodate highly vulnerable street children who may need it the most. Street children are routinely denied the opportunity to grow and develop through education due to a variety of barriers including discrimination and suspicion, unacceptability, and[…]
Purpose Meets Determination Human nature is driven by five basic needs: love and belonging, survival, power, freedom and fun. In most cases when love and a sense of belonging are taken away what is left behind can merely sustain you. You cannot thrive. Love has a way of transforming lives. Meet Kevin Kiasi, or[…]
Cake Affair It was a cake affair at the FIKISHA Rehabilitation Program. When you were young, can you remember how special your birthday was? The beauty of birthdays is often lost by failing to cherish the joys of things as ordinary as cake. For many of the young people we meet through FIKISHA, the very[…]
Walking in Faith Walking through the streets of Kawangware, you never know what to expect. Mothers, fathers, traders, beggars, street children and the peddlers all have hidden stories. It is our delight to hear them all. In most cases, people involved in criminal activity in the community are weary to share their story, dare they[…]
Passing It Forward When a young person finds it in his heart to volunteer his time and energy to a program, we can only thank God for him. Antony Wekesa is a beneficiary of the Fikisha scholars program. He started the program in 2010 when he joined high school at Dagoretti Mixed Secondary School in form one (Freshman[…]
Legally Eighteen, Illegally Adult To be declared an adult in the Kenyan government one must have an identity card. Without an identity card opportunities for growth and progress become an impossible dream. To get an identity card you need a birth certificate, a chief’s letter, school testimonials and fully filled form from a government office. […]
Love From The Community It really feels great to receive a gift especially when you need it the most. The Office of the Governor of Nairobi County kindly donated food to the Fikisha family. It was a momentous occasion as the children from the rehabilitation program were there to receive the food. The food donated[…]
FIKISHA Velocity Our mentorship program for schools dubbed ‘Velocity’, takes place every week at local community schools. The idea is to impact the children between the ages of 12 and 15 by teaching life skills that are not taught in the school curriculum. The lessons complement the day to day subjects that are taught. The[…]