1000 REASONS TO CELEBRATE IN 2017

Tumaini News: February 2017 Thank you for walking with me Heddwyn & Lydiah spent Christmas 2016 in Kenya, connecting with family and friends. One of the highlights of our visit to Kenya was spending an afternoon with these young men.  Listening to their stories of how much they appreciate TKW’s intervention when they were lost….

CRY FOR HELP

“Education means everything to most children.  When I was in primary school, I couldn’t get enough reading materials. Finding books to read was a challenge.  I would borrow books from other pupils who could afford them and read around the fire late into the night.   I wanted to work hard to join a government funded…

ALEX- REJECTED AND ABANDONED

Why does a mother abandon her child? Alex Muturi Aged: 12 year old asks. Sad, confused, hurt, and numb:- There are many reasons why children wind up on the streets  but no reason is good. Promises of security, sense of belonging, desperation and many more pave the road to the streets. In Alex’s case it…

JANUARY REPORT

17 Children Back Home in January 2016 17 children reintegrated with their families in January and 15 families received food buckets. 42 families were visited or contacted inthe process of restoring order. Peter: An adopted son of the family! 14 year old Peter Muli Kioko’s father passed away and he was left under care of…

DOMINIC’S STORY OF DETERMINATION

That smile tells his story. Dominic Nderitu comes from a very poor background and in an environment where only animals should survive.  He lives with his father and grandmother along the corridor of Samburu game reserve in Laikipia which is undeveloped and sparsely populated.  One has to walk for long distances to get to school,…

ElVIS NEGOTIATES HIS FUTRE: “I WILL STAY IN SCHOOL”

Elvis’ experience on the streets left him thinking through his future. When TKW team met him, he always seemed to be in deep thought. Then one day, Elvis Mathaai said, “Mwalimu (teacher) I ran away from home because I didn’t really like the new school my mum transferred me to at the start of the…

David Tonito- a quest for his father

“My life was good before, I had a nice home, loving family, everything I wanted. But then my mother left and married another man, a foreigner. I want to go back to my real father and away from my mum and step-father. I’m much better off without their destructive influence.” 12 year old David has…

A NEW START FOR PAUL NGANGA

A new start: hope, pray and go Parents’ separation often causes much damage to many children like Paul, driving them to the streets where their lives and dreams are wasted.  Paul has a dream of becoming a teacher, which cannot be realized on the streets.   We are glad that Tumaini Kwa Watoto team is on…