12 Steps Mentorship Program & Sunday Tea
On Tuesdays & Fridays, the mentors meet with the street youth for group counseling, Bible study & a meal. Games, crafts & music are also typically involved! Additionally, every Sunday, Kawangware Lutheran Church welcomes the community for tea & a special worship service led by the mentors.
Street youth serve alongside the FIKISHA Kenya staff & mentors in an occasional community development project, showing love to those that expect them to be lazy, thieving & useless. An example of a Love Project was beautifying the grounds of a local slum hospital. The doctors were so pleased with the new surrounding garden that they now offer free medical attention to everyone involved with FIKISHA!
Street Scholar Fund
Education is a major step toward change. Help street youth go back to school through the Street Scholar Fund! For only $20, $50 or $100 a month, you can give the gift of learning while also ensuring our scholars have a warm place to sleep & 3 healthy meals to eat each day!
Vocational Training & Continuing Education
Our Street Scholars aren’t the only ones returning to school! The FIKISHA Kenya staff along with the mentors are completing their secondary educations & continuing to study at the college level. Also, older street youth are receiving job skills training & apprenticeships from FIKISHA’s partner organizations in Nairobi.
FIKISHA Art Shop [Coming soon!]
Introducing FIKISHA’s first vocational training initiative! Our pilot project—Invite HOPE!—will launch as soon as we receive grant funding. Street youth chosen to participate in Invite HOPE! will be employed by FIKISHA to create recyclable, fair trade wedding invitations sold in Kenya & abroad.