Helping Mombasa's street children
OL7 9LS Manchester
01 Jan 2019 - 01 Jan 2024
Gap Kenya rescues children from the streets/dump sites of Mombasa providing Family Homes where they are loved and cared for by nurture parents who live with up to 8 children.
The charity also pays for the children to be educated in local schools.
We also run a drop in centre - Stepping Stones. Street children attend on a 'day care' basis with 2 meals, a shower, facilities to wash clothes, basic teaching in literacy, spiritual, moral and social guidance and recreational facilities provided.
On the streets, children have complete freedom and some prefer this life to one with discipline. By visiting children regularly on the streets, we encourage them to move from street life to social inclusion via Stepping Stones and ultimately our Family Homes and support them throughout this transition.
Once a week we visit the main municipal garbage dump for Mombasa and give bread and fruit juice to the adults and children who live amongst the rubbish and scavenge for food there.
The Joseph Centre is located very near to this dump site and is currently working with 12 mothers and their children. The mothers are being taught literacy alongside sewing and crocheting skills to empower them to live independently away from the dump site. The children are sent to school, any fees plus uniforms and books being provided by Gap Kenya.
As a Christian Organisation, we show the children their value and worth in Gods' eyes and allow them to see His love in their lives.