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Kenya is estimated to host more than 300,000 children and youth on the street who engage in survival tactics that endanger their well being and that of the society.

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“Most of them are abused neglected exposed to criminal and gang activities suffer poor health due to¬† lifestyles and exposure to harsh environment,drug and substance abuse and exposure to HIV/AIDS infection”,The large numbers of Street Kids who live and work in the streets is a reflection of some most intractable development challenges of society.lack of proper education and Family guidance in upbringing.. Friends let join our hands together praying and support FIKISHA TO HELP THE KIDS STEP TOWARDS CHANGE..

Various Youths and children living on the streets come to FIKISHA KENYA on Tuesdays and Fridays. Hear they get to share experiences, are assisted to acknowledge their strengths and talents and also enlightened on some basic life skills. There is also a 12 steps recovery program and mentor-ship to those who are addicted to drugs and are willing to quit. Here boys and girls are assisted to restore to a life in which they contribute to themselves and to society. Later we prepare meals and share together with them.

FIKISHA is inviting you to be a part of this program by volunteering your time and/or contributing towards the meals.
The cost for the program is as follows:

Budget for one day’s program
Item                                      Quantity          Price(ksh)           Price( Dollars)
Maize Flour(Unga)                    4 packets               520                       6.25
Cooking Fat                             1.5 Kg                   150                       1.80
Charcoal¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬†¬† 1 ¬Ĺ Tins¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 150¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1.80
Bathing soap¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬†¬† 1 ¬Ĺ Bars¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 120¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1.40
Liquid Washing soap¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬† –¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 32¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 0.4
Vegetables                                Mix                      200                       2.40
TOTAL                                                              1172                      14.25

One Month’s Budget
Item                                      Quantity          Price(ksh)           Price( Dollars)
Maize Flour(Unga)                    3 Bundles               4680                       56.40
Cooking Fat                             10 Kg                   1500                       18.10
Charcoal                                  1 sack                  1500                       18.10
Bathing soap                          1 box (12 bars)       1440                       17.30
Liquid Washing soap                  5 Liters                   250                         3.0
Vegetables                                Mix                     2000                       24.1
TOTAL                                                               11370                      140

Annual Cost
Item                                      Quantity          Price(ksh)           Price( Dollars)
Maize Flour(Unga)                    36 Bundles              56160                       676.60
Cooking Fat                             120 Kg                   18000                       216.90
Charcoal                                  12 sack                  18000                       216.90
Bathing soap                          144 bars                   17280                       201.20
Liquid Washing soap                  60 Liters                  3000                       36.1
Vegetables                                Mix                       24000                       289.20
TOTAL                                                               136440                     1644

You can make a difference in someone’s life by being part of this program. Blessings…

‚Äú My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?‚ÄĚ Bob Hope. That’s why I want to thank several people that we know and others that we doesn‚Äôt know, whom over the year have been offering their time and resources to share love to FIKISHA through their support in different ways.

During this Christmas period we summarized your act of kindness by sharing Christ love to FIKISHA family in different ways.¬† Mother Teresa said ‚Äú‚ÄúIt is Christmas every time you let God love others through you… yes; it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.‚ÄĚ

Below are some of the activities that we have held recently:

From 15th Р19th December 2011: FIKISHA Family comprising of the mentors, volunteers and mentees who are already on school scholarship celebrated the Pre- Christmas Holiday at Mombasa, Kenya.

FIKISHA Family: Mentors, volunteers and mentees who are already on school scholarship

Click here for more picture from Mombasa ūüôā

On 21st December 2011:  What a better way to celebrate Christmas than to award and recognize the efforts made by the all the mentors; boys and girl in school; family members and  other people who have played a role in the successes of FIKISHA program.

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On 23rd December 2011, we held a Christmas Party for the Miracle Boys who are still on the streets and on rehabilitation to stop the use of harmful drugs that they are using. It was a time for us to celebrate together with the street boys, the birth of Jesus Christ as a family and body of Christ. Also included were clothes donation and shoe donation and warm and sweet lunch.

– Moses Aboka

What makes Christmas more memorable to you? Is it the snow or the Christmas corals, or an image of Santa Claus? When I was a kid I¬†couldn’t¬†imagine celebrating Christmas without eating some kuku (chicken) and chapatis. Then I would bounce around the neighborhood in my new clothing, with the blaring sounds of Silent Night, Jingle Bells serenading the environment. ¬†I¬†couldn’t¬†understand why we had to travel far to meet with almost all my family members, but come every Christmas time I knew that mummy and daddy wanted us to meet our extended family and I loved the good times that we shared together as a family.

That will not be the case, for few kids within Kawangware slums who‚Äôll be spending their Christmas eve on the chilly night on empty stomach, not because they want to but because they have no choice ‚Äď they are abandoned, orphaned, or disowned by their parent; their homes do not or cannot provide them with basic necessities. ¬†This is one of the hardest moments for these kids in the year. It makes their desperation and needs real. It proves to them that they are a little bit less than anybody else.

But we can make the difference and enable them realize that through Christ birth they are worth no less or no more than you and me.  On 23rd December 2011, FIKISHA we’ll be pulling a surprise party for the street children, and we need your assistance to make the day joyful and successful.

  1. Support the budget by either donating clothing or food stuff. There’s nothing as good as a warm food and clean clothes during Christmas period.
  2. Maybe you cannot provide them with accommodation but you can offer them a blanket to cover themselves on the streets. A simple blanket or sleeping bag roughly costs 1000kshs or 10 USD. Or if you are within Nairobi you can give us a call on +254-725-445-068 and we’ll come to  pick it
  3. For the kids in school, you can fund what they really need like school supplies, text books, school uniform and or support the ones who are still on the streets and want to go back to school.
  4. Why not host them for lunch or dinner? You have an option of dinning with the ones in street or the ones who are fully rehabilitated.
  5. Letter does wonders J write a letter, just to let them know how much people care for them. You can post it on our blog, on facebook or just post it to fikishakenya@live.com or fikishausa@gmail.com we’ll make sure that they have it.
  6. Yes, you can add your own ways of making Christmas memorable to this article. Or send us an email on the above addresses.

By Moses Aboka

Elvis Kabui “Seaman” will be buried¬†tomorrow. During the last one week, I have listened to different people talking about him. Without no doubt he was one of the best upcoming goalkeepers in Kawangware.

He was such a hardworking and humble boy. He worked so hard for change within himself, the community and his family. I’m glad that to some extend he realized it.

Here are some of his pictures during his in FIKISHA

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Rest in Peace…