Supporting children working on the streets back into education
Despite economic progress, Kenya is now the third most unequal society in the world. An estimated 46% of Kenyans live in poverty. In Nairobi alone, over 2 million people live in the slums which have limited access to the most basic necessities. Children are forced to work on the streets to support their families
It is estimated that there are 60,000 children living and working on the streets of Nairobi. Many are under the age of 12 and often are living without any adult care. Life is dangerous and street girls are at particular risk. Children are forced into hazardous and sometimes illegal activities to survive. Many scavenge on dumpsites for recyclable waste to sell, others start to beg or steal. They are unable to take time away from trying to earn enough money to survive. Their prospects of gaining an education and the chance to build a better future away from the streets are limited.
Supporting girls living and working on the streets into education
To ensure children in Kenya have the opportunities they deserve ChildHope is working with long-term partner Pendekezo Letu. Through our project we are supporting street girls to build a life away from the dumpsites by providing educational and emotional support so they can fulfil their potential. With every extra year of education, the girls are improving their future income and the health of their future family too.
Learn more about ChildHope’s exciting project in Kenya.
- Supporting street girls in Kenya to build a better future
How can you help children in Kenya?
Donating to support ChildHope means you are helping to transform the lives of children, including street and working children, as well as strengthening local communities in Asia, Africa and South America.
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