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Street Children Fund
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Watch a slideshow about the street childen Pastor Waweru took into his care.
In 1996, Beverly Stone came to Kenya with a program called Teachers for Africa. For a year, Bev taught science at Tengecha High School in Kericho, Kenya. After returning to the United States, Bev realized that she could never forget the poverty and desperation that she'd seen Kenyans living with. She was determined to help
. So in 1997, with the help of Pastor Joseph Waweru, an African whom Bev met during her time in Kericho, Bev started a feeding program for street kids. Once a week, the Pastor would gather the homeless boys who lived in Kericho's central park and take them for a cheap meal at a local restaurant.
In early 2001, Expanding Opportunities established a home in Nakuru, Kenya for five street boys, ages 10-14 years. The boys had been living on the streets of Kericho for over a year.
|The five former street children pose in their new school uniforms with Pastor Waweru and his wife. L to R are: Mama Waweru, Vincent, Kamau, Emmanuel, Collins, Kiplangat, and Pastor Waweru. (Jan 2002)
In 2003, Expanding Opportunities began construction of a permanent home for these boys: The Joseph Waweru Home School.
Since then, several more boys have been added to the home school's family. Currently the Home's capacity is 16. Construction continues until the Home reaches accommodation for 32.
As there are so many more street children in Kenya than Expanding Opportunities could hope to house, it continues provide meals to children living on the streets. It also has programs to encourage them to take responsibility for themselves by giving them opportunities to contribute to the local community.
|Sammy Waithaka, a volunteer who coordinates Expanding Opportunties' feeding program in Kericho, Kenya, distributes food to street boys.
|Street Child of Kenya
There are several ways to help.
All donations are welcome and appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support.
- Give $1.00 to feed a child 1 meal
- Sponsor one high school child's educational expenses at $20.00 per month
- Completely sponsor one child at $90.00 per month.- Food, shelter, clothing, education, medical, loving surrogate parents.
- Give a one time donation to the Street Children Project for annual support.
- Give a one time donation to the building project.
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