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
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HELP DEVELOP STREET YOUTH AND COMMUNITIES IN KENYA
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How We Got Started
We didn't climb Kilimanjaro, but got more than a mountaintop experience
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Update from Moses, our Communications Director That guy beside me (Mwangi) had lived on the streets for quite a long time. He had abused most of the drugs substances, slept outside in the cold for years, fought some war to save himself and install his authority within his gang. Last year November after #FIKISHACamp his main goal[…]
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