Street Children Restorative Care Program

Children end up on the streets and fleeing their homes due to unsafe conditions in their villages, their families living in severe economic distress, either in rural villages or city slums, and are unable to care for them. Many leave home to find ‘work,’ including begging, selling scrap materials for recycling, or prostitution in the pretext that joining street life often will provide them with more opportunities and economic advantages than their home lives.

Life on the streets proves to be dangerous for children who find themselves without a place to call home. These children become extraordinarily resourceful and resilient in order to survive. They form and function to satisfy a much needed sense of ‘belonging’ for children without families or other support systems, and are accordingly trapped in cycles of criminal activity and violence. At one point or another, many turn to substance or drug abuse in order to endure the harshness of the streets, whether that be starvation, threat of violence, sex trafficking or hazardous weather conditions (extreme cold, rain storms, etc.).

Overlooked by society, street children are at best disregarded and at worst dehumanized. Because they lack identification documents, street children are often targeted in ways that perpetuate gross abuses of human rights. Most street children are subjected to, or at a minimum have witnessed, unreported police brutality (shootings, chain whippings, sexual violence). Others have been forcibly removed from the streets by police officers in ‘round-ups’ and taken to ‘youth detention centers’ that fail to meet international human rights standards. In order to feed themselves, many children will work in unsafe and exploitative environments that expose them to the dangers of child labour, sex slavery and human trafficking. In Kenya, the prevalence of witchcraft also makes street children targets for kidnappings and child sacrifice rituals. For ‘unregistered’ children (those lacking proof of birth or identity), all are susceptible to abduction in one form or another because there is no proof of the child’s existence before their disappearance.

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Women Empowerment and schools’ Consortium

The “Empowering Young Women and Girls” project aims to provide about 200 young women and girls from informal settlements in Nairobi, Kisumu, and Homa – Bay in Kenya with education, financial management, resource mobilization and institutional management and starting capital to help them improve their lives and be good managers.

Victory Foundation Programme works creatively and proactively to help women around the world gain equal access to the knowledge, jobs, and finance that enhance both their incomes and their opportunities for the future.

Our work centers around three main goals:

  1. Training, supporting, and empowering women as farmers, entrepreneurs, workers, and members of farming households for table banking.
  2. Closing gender gaps in the performance of enterprises led by men or women.
  3. Building inclusive and competitive businesses that generate decent opportunities for women and men employees, suppliers, and consumers.
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Community Projects

One project, many lives changed

Often the best way to impact a poor child’s life is to better their entire community. Generous donations enable life-changing projects to take root. These poverty relief projects make real and tangible improvements in the lives of sponsored children and their community.
Community improvement projects include:

  • Clean water sources: Central tube wells are a dependable, time-saving and safe way for families to meet their daily needs.
  • Medical and dental clinics: Impoverished families can have a place to turn when they are sick or injured.
  • Micro-enterprise support: Start-up funds may be all an ambitious person needs to get a sustaining home business off the ground.
  • Community centers: These central buildings provide a location for people to learn, connect and belong.
  • Playgrounds: Kids can be kids on one of Children International’s playgrounds. Safe and fun play is a great way to encourage a child’s growth and self-esteem.

Donate to a life-changing community project today.

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