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
Read about the lastest updates from FIKISHA
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[…]
Together we celebrate all the goodness and growth we found in 2017! Thank you for being a part of it! For our team, it was a period of deepening our relationships and growing the impact. (And literally grew with the addition of 2 babies!)
How do you recognize a hero? If there is one thing we know about heroes, it’s that heroes GIVE. Heroes are considered heroes because they put the needs of someone else before their own. These actions are looked upon by the world and as a people, we are amazed at the strength strength and bravery displayed. And[…]
I Want to Be a Pediatrician Growing up on the streets, the journey towards a better life seems like a far-fetched dream for many youth children. Most street youth can only aspire and trust God to do the rest. For Esther Njeri Wambui, her dreams are now closer to reality because of her opportunity[…]
We Are One Family The boys at the FIKISHA rehabilitation program recently welcomed guest, Pastor Chris, as he took the time to share a little of the Bible with us. He told amazing stories of scripture, focusing on God’s family and the blessings that come from being a part of it. Pastor Chris encouraged[…]
Learning Lessons There is a saying in Kiswahili that goes, “Siku za mwizi ni arobaini,” meaning, “the days of a thief are forty” or “a thief is bound to be caught.” This saying got Peter Kamau out of the streets and into FIKISHA’s Rehabilitation program. When he was younger, Peter got into many fights at[…]
On the Trail: The Stories They Tell Late last month Sharon Kisawa went out with fellow classmates to film a documentary titled “Looking for Sunshine,” which highlights the plight and success stories of Kenya’s street children. The film crew first met up with Isaac, a high school student who used to ply the streets[…]
Sticking Together As Family In African culture death brings people together. It is the time when you need family’s love and strength the most. Family isn’t always about blood relations. Family is the people that surround you when you laugh so hard that your stomach hurts. Family is when you can let your tears flow freely,[…]
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[…]