Chance for Childhood

Protecting and caring for street children in Kenya

Our work ensures that street children in Kisumu, Kenya, have access to a safe place, food, counselling and education. Children shouldn’t have to grow up in extreme poverty, facing the dangers of child labour, trafficking and violence. Together we can give street children the childhood they deserve.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1013587)

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Campaign target

£6,602

Amount raised

£10,420

Donations

69

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

48% of the people in Kisumu live below the poverty line. The third largest town in Kenya is home to a growing number of street children, estimated to at least 1,000. Life on the streets is dirty, violent and short. Street children are the target of human trafficking and abuse, such as rape and labour exploitation. Without an education, street children also have very little prospects for a better future. The average life expectancy of a youth who has been living on the streets of Kisumu is 28.

Solution

Chance for Childhood is working with its local partner, KUAP, to give street children the childhood they deserve. We focus on short and long-term solutions. We provide street children with food, a safe place to stay and basic healthcare. We also work to reunite them with their families and give them access to an education. We believe that the only way to break the vicious cycle of life on the street is an approach tailored to each child, tackling the root cause and creating lasting change.