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The Transition
A HOME FOR OLDER KIDS

PHASE II OF PROJECT KAZURI

We are incredibly excited to announce that Project Kazuri is shifting its focus in a new direction.  While we will continue our work at the Home, we are realizing there is now a greater need that must be addressed.  Currently, there is no exit program for our kids as they reach 18 and complete high school - and nowhere else for them to go.  They are not assimilating into real life very well as they haven't the finances, skills training, or pathways to college that are needed. As a result, many are going back to the streets. This is heartbreaking. 

As Murigi put it recently, “Someone needs to tell them that their tomorrow is going to be okay.”

 

Well, we have a plan - one that includes housing, health care, vocational training, apprenticeships, and (for those who are able) college. This is a gigantic challenge, but one we must take up, and so this is now our sole focus. 

 

What does it look like?

 

• Meeting with each of the teens who are at this stage and finding out what their interests/goals/hopes for the future are - and what they are willing to do to get there. Sharing our desire to partner with them for the next few years to assure their safety and success as they learn to build a life for themselves. Identifying whether they are most suited for vocational training or college.

• Setting up a sponsorship program here on our website whereby individuals or families we know can “adopt” one of our teens, committing to support them monthly for a period of 2 years following their transition from the Home.

• Renting two large, furnished homes (one for the girls and one for the guys) outside of Mathari and setting it up with house parents who will be responsible for their care and oversight. 

• Tapping into any government resources/programs that may already be in place for them.

• Setting up a program to manage their funds and slowly teach them to do so for themselves.

We have no doubt this is what we've been called to - and we'd love to bring you with us.  The goal is audacious but it is one that will "teach them to fish" - setting them on a path that they can sustain for the rest of their lives.  

OUR GOAL:
$10,000 
and 15 monthly sponsors

 

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