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Every Tuesday and Friday, we prepare lunch for the street kids/youth after having a short session with them about drug abuse and abandonment. On Sunday we prepare tea and breakfast for them after the worship service. Through your contribution you can be part of this. Share your love with the homeless children by making your contribution during this FIKISHA Sunday.

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Street child is a term used for a homeless child residing in the streets of a city (typically in a developing country). In most of the cases they have no adult supervision or care. They are often subject to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or in extreme cases, murder by ‚Äúcleanup squads‚ÄĚ hired by local business or police. (Refer to Wikipedia).

In every developing country the rights of the children is well respected, but the same does not apply when it comes to street children. This clearly indicates how they are ignored, not only with their families, but also by the government policies.

A group of street children and youth at where they sleep and spend most of their time

The general community has the perception that street children are lazy individuals who depends on handouts. But this is not the reality as most of them stay awake at night until the streets are clear and soundless.If they are lucky to close their eyes, then their minds have to stay alert, to dodge the police who come battering at night or the older street youths who take advantage of darkness to sexually molest them.  When it rains at night they cuddle themselves together, or sleep standing with their feet soaking in the cold water.  Before they can take a nap, the sound of the hooting cars wakes them up at 4am. Soon they grab their rucksack and head to the garbage to look for something to eat or sell.

The rising sun doesn’t give them hope to realize their dreams. It only enable them to watch helplessly as other kids go to school, while their own lives erodes by every single shot of harmful drugs that are taking.

One of the mentors, with the street kids at FIKISHA during anti-drug session

At FIKISHA we are changing this. We are rehabilitating from a lifestyle of drug abuse through anti-drug education and supporting the abandonment of any harmful substance. Besides, we are reconnecting willing street children and youth with stable family members. Our core focus area is to assist towards a sustainable future by providing education opportunity.

We desire to spread love and care to as many street children as possible, but we can’t reach this goal without your support.

We are asking you to:

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Support a street child to go back to school. (Through the Street Scholarship we have supported 19 children from streets and ¬† ¬†back to school)

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Support the Drug Addiction Recovery Program.

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Support the Family Tracing and Reintegration Program.

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Donate food, clothes, soaps and detergents.

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Volunteer or be an Intern for as long as you desire.

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Commit to prayer the needs of this organization and how they might be filled

For more information, please get in touch with us at fikishakenya@live.com  (Kenya) or fikishusa@gmail.com (USA)

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By Moses Aboka

 

‚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