In Kenya alone, there are nearly 300,000 children living on the streets experiencing stigmatization, physical and sexual abuse, and drug addictions.
Our social workers build a relationship with the child, their family, and distant relatives to find the best living environment for them.
We know that each child has the ability to succeed so we strive to meet every student where they are in their education level.
Street life consists of finding scraps of food, looking for odd jobs, begging, using drugs to minimize physical and emotional pain, and wandering through streets alone without a fit place to sleep.
Older children are ignored because they are "too difficult” and the success percentage of working with teenagers is very low. We believe grown children deserve opportunities to reunite with their families, attend school, experience freedom from the streets, and be given a platform to become world changers.
Our goal is to connect older street children to the resources they need to leave street life and become active members of the community. We believe that these children have the ability to raise up their own families, provide for their children, and break the cycle of street living.
Safety must be a top priority for every child and the streets in Kitale are not safe.
Many street children may have families but have left home and become estranged for a variety of reasons. Many older children who have been on the streets for years have been severed from their families.
We work with the child, their family, and distant relatives to find the best fit and safest living environment. Relationships take time to rebuild and during that time, the child will live at Milele Home with our nurturing house parents. Through the guidance of our house parents and social workers, we have witnessed Kenyan parents transform from abusive parenting to a more love-based model displayed through Milele. While we aim to reintegrate a child, if the home remains unsafe they will live at Milele Home until another family member is established.
Because of school fees or family conflict, many of our students have had minimal schooling before becoming a part of Milele Home.
Each child’s learning capacity differs greatly so we are committed to providing individualized care. We partner with screened and qualified schools to ensure that each student is given the resources to succeed academically.
We believe that education has the power to lift our students out of poverty. Some students will go on to pursue their education at the university level and others will continue their education through trade or vocational school. We know that each child has the ability to succeed, so we strive to meet them where they are in their education journey.