Mädchen in Kenia

TRANSITION HOUSE KENYA

RESCUE CHILDREN FROM THE STREET IN NAIROBI
In der 4 Mio. Einwohnerstadt Nairobi leben ca. 60.000 Kinder auf der Straße. Um ihnen eine Zukunft zu ermöglichen, hat sich vor 10 Jahren IAfrika gegründet. Die gemeinnützige Organisation rettet Straßenkinder. Wenn es gefahrlos möglich ist, werden die Kinder rehabilitiert und in Ihre Familien oder Gemeinschaften reintegriert. Zusätzlich werdne Sitpendien für die eigene Schule vergeben.

Für neue Kinder von der Straße wird nun das Transition House mit insgesamt 15 Plätzen eröffnet. Das Transition House bietet Platz für 15 Jungen, die von der Straße kommen. Während ihres mehrmonatigen Aufenthalts erhalten die Kinder saubere Kleidung, nahrhafte Mahlzeiten, um ihre Kräfte zu stärken, medizinische Betreuung, Einzel- und Gruppenberatung und Unterricht in Lebenskunde, während die Kinder über ihre nächsten Schritte entscheiden. Die Jungen werden entweder wieder mit ihren Familien zusammengeführt, nehmen an einer Berufsausbildung teil oder erhalten ein Stipendium für die Grundschule von IAfrika.

The construction of the Transition House was mainly financed by donations from local construction and furnishings companies. The maintenance with staff, supplies, etc. is secured for 2 years by The HELPING PEOPLE Foundation.

Informationen zum Einsatzgebiet & Projekt

Our Helping People | THE DONORS

Thorsten Hackspiel

THE PROJECT IN A NUTSHELL

Area of activity: Kenya, Nairobi

Donation volume: The project volume for 2 years is € 48,500, funded by The HELPING PEOPLE Foundation.

Organisations involved: Immanuelafrika (IAfrika) from Nairobi and Give one back e.V. from Würzburg.

IN DETAIL

Children from the street in Nairobi

The IAfrika Centre consists of residential groups for rehabilitation, a school and, in the future, a transition house. The aim of IAfrika is to provide the children with particularly close support in all areas of their lives.

The children can find a permanent home in the IAfrika children's home. In return, they have to abide by the rules and stay clean. Over the years, it has become clear that it is not ideal for rehabilitation and the children's home to be in the same place. The children who come fresh from the streets are in most cases addicted to drugs (especially glue, etc.) and suffer from multiple traumas. This upsets the everyday life of the already rehabilitated children. For this reason, IAfrika is currently building a so-called Transition House at another quiet location, which will be used as a Rehabilitation Centre in the future. The aim is for the children to move from the Transition House to the children's home when they have been rehabilitated and there is a free place there, for example because children return to their original family or manage to move out on their own. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

  1. The children receive food and clothing.
  2. Therapeutic accompaniment works through experiences and traumas.
  3. Medical care for e.g. drug withdrawal and also other diseases is available for treatment.
  4. The children receive a comprehensive educational programme.
  5. Socio-pedagogical support to cope with everyday life is available.

The children...

  1. are clean and have an improved physical and psychological health.
  2. participate successfully in the education programme
  3. can manage their everyday life independently
  4. have an increased interest in learning and experiencing new things
  5. share their experience with other affected children

IN ACTION

DROUGHT AND SEASONAL FLOODING IN KENYA

In Kenya, the last three rainy seasons have been below average, threatening hundreds of thousands of people and killing wildlife. Every year, Kenya is threatened by drought and floods, and it is due to climate change that drought and seasonal floods are becoming more frequent.

CLIMATE AND NATURE PROTECTION

About 80% of Kenya's land area is prone to drought. The southeast and some coastal areas of the country had the lowest rainfall since 1981.

Education and future

The Kenyan education system in its current form has existed since 1984. The education system is divided into eight years of compulsory schooling, four years of secondary education and two to eight years of higher education.

INTEGRATION AND TOLERANCE

Kenya became independent on 12 December 1963 and the country's first president was Uhuru Kenyatta.