What every mother longs for…

“My son, the mortuary was the last place I thought of looking for you…but something kept convincing me not to consider that idea as it could hind bad luck” said a teary Teresa. Initially when we found David Kimutai on the streets at their famous base, he looked distressed; like one who had been entrapped…

BACK HOME, BUT WHY THE STREETS…..?

We have often had stories of young boys, full of life yet wasting away the potential to do great things. What could have caused them run to the streets where life is so hostile, endure the cold nights, the rainy days without food and all the dangers on the streets? Could it be wrong choices,…

A better way to celebrate Easter…

We were at first startled when we met Abednego Musyoka and wondered how a boy with such a unique character found himself in a place where most of his peers have developed a rebellious attitude. Pastor! Pastor! Pastor! That’s what we heard other children calling Abednego when we met him at a government rehabilitation centre….

A TIME TO REFLECT

  A mug of tea, a quiet five minutes and time to play and reflect at the end of the day could make all the difference. As a team, we took time to reflect on our work for the first quarter in a different way, and had a team day out.   The last three…

AN INSPIRED GENERATION

 Their countenance shows how elevated with joy they are, their attentiveness and the inquisitive response of these young ones are always refreshing. It shows how yearning the students are for knowledge. Does this take you years back, when you had big dreams and now you’re living them? TKW takes the students through Life skills lessons,…

EAGER TO BE AT HOME

My Grandmother would be very happy to see me… When our team first met Geoffrey Munyao and interacted with him, all he would say was that he looked forward to seeing his grandmother again.    Munyao, small in stature had been exposed to scenes beyond his age through the experiences on the streets. He is…

TOBIAS AND A MOTHER’S ZEAL

  Tobias’ mother, Pamela is a woman who is bearing a huge burden in bringing up her children in the absence of her husband after they separated.  She is a single parent at only 35 and with five children! “A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible“. Tobias…

AFFLICTED OR AFFECTED ….?

Who will CARE for these orphans?   “I have a dream that one day my grandchildren will grow up to be happy, successful adults,” Thomas’ grandma, Ann said.. Ann Nyambura is an ailing 60 year old grandmother, who is the sole provider for 14 old Thomas and his two cousins, 7 and 2 year old…

Alex Mutua- East west, home is best

‘Home’ – Why would 12 year old Alex Mutua want to go back home to such poverty? He looked desperate and ready to go home after spending a year on the streets.  We were surprised to hear that he had not used any drugs or glue for a whole year unlike many children on the…

EUGENE GOES HOME COUNTING HIS LOSSES

It’s an exciting start to the New Year and TKW team is back on the streets of Nairobi.  One child walks back home! Meet Eugene Ronald Otieno and imagine his parents giving him that name dreaming of what he would become.  Would he become the next Ronald Reagan – a president in the making?  Yet…