Maisha Girls Safe House
The safe house mission is to reach out, receive and protect girls in the most vulnerable situations of sexual violence and abuses. Maisha girls Safe house project was initiated in the sprawling slums of Majengo, Pumwani, and the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya in 2014. It was then registered as a community project in the year 2015 by financial support of well-wisher from Drammen, Norway.
The safe house hosts young girls and young women who have survived sexual related violations in most cases abused and kicked out of their homes by either abusive parents or relatives. Maisha girls have been rescued from various violations, while others ran away from the daily abuses with no family, no support, and no one to turn to but the safe house.
Why adopt a school in the midst of Kenyan slum: Schools in low-income areas of Kenya are a safe haven for children whose parents are away from home, working as best they to provide for them. Through these schools, we seek to nurture the whole child, going beyond daycare and basic education, to provide nutritious meals, mentoring and a place where they can make friends, play and pray.
There are only four public schools in the Mathare slum, often with over 50 students in each classroom, Ugali Youth works to support these students with resources and mentoring to help them succeed.
Why bring "Nuru" to the underprivileged: “Nuru means Light in Swahili”
For the past 20 years, the people of Nuru Centre have worked with the children, youth and parents in Mathare, under the leadership of Pastor Steve. Our dream is for Nuru Center to become a multi-level community center housing a church, school and training center, and a community restaurant. The Nuru Center will be a bright contrast to the current conditions of Mathare.
Our goal is to help 500 young people rise above the horrific poverty that surrounds them. Your gift can help the Nuru Centre give orphaned and the poorest of poor children welcoming, safe classrooms, nutritious meals, life skills, and a vision for a better life. We hope that through this nurturing care they will become Kenya’s leaders for tomorrow.
Why sponsor a child: When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy and relief they feel are indescribable. Sponsoring a child is a personal way to show God's love to a child in need. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares for them means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well. For $35 a month, you'll help that child and their community, and when you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately two weeks.
Why Ugali is preparing leaders of tomorrow through leadership Camps, seminars, training, and other events that equip children and youth with leadership and life skills they need to discover purpose. We know its equally important, and studies show that young people thrive in all aspects of their lives and are buffered from the effects of adversity when they have access to a web of supportive and meaningful relationships.
Navigate 360@Mentorship Program
Why Ugali strives to positively mold young minds: Young people throughout the world need attentive guidance to become adults who have reached their full potentials in life. This guidance can come through both formal and informal mentoring from caring adult role models.
Kenya’s youth are in life circumstances that make mentoring even more important in their development. They lack resources-- both physical things and supportive people-- to help them. Resources and support are what Ugali Youth seeks to supply through these mentoring programs: It is the spirit of Ubuntu at its best!
Project 25 Schools in 2020
Bringing hope to the youth: We seek to bring mentoring into 25 schools in 2020 to help children and youth learn how to have healthy family relationships, the foundation for a better future for them—and for Kenya. Studies have proven that mentoring youth can result in positive outcomes associated with academic achievement, physical health, socioemotional competence, and improved decision-making skills and goal-setting self-efficacy. However, naturally occurring mentoring relationships may not be easily accessible for many youths.
Jump Rope Association of Kenya (JRAK)
Jump Rope Association of Kenya (JRAK) is a nonprofit youth-based sports organization located in Nairobi. We are young change-agents who use professionalism, physical literacy, and rope-skipping skills to mobilize, harness and transform youths’ creative potential for both personal and social transformation. Through the art of rope-skipping we enhance the development of relational, social, emotional and spiritual intelligence required for succeeding in the challenging backgrounds from which some our children come. We currently serve 60 jumpers, primarily girls ages 6 to 18.
We are seeking $10,000 to fund this program for a year. We rope in students to jump into a better future.
WHAT WE DO
Help Kenyan youth be joyful in their existence, so that in their struggle, they know hope, in their poverty they know joy, and more. So while waiting for your support, they know the presence of God.
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