The Humble Inception
Happy Nairobi Kids organization is a charitable organization that caters for the orphaned ,street and needy children in the slum and street of Nairobi Kenya ,where basic needs and housing facilities are not sufficient ,there is limited access to medical and education services and the culture of violence predominates everyday life ,those factors combined with others have led to children seeking survival mechanism on their own which often Leads them to engage in antisocial behavior , child labour , prostitution , street life and drug abuse .
Happy Nairobi Kids Provides a safe and loving environment to Kenyan orphan, street and needy children .Education, psychological care and love in a family setting allows these children to feel welcomed and loved. These factors enable them to realize and embrace opportunities that would otherwise be lost.BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Happy Nairobi Kids was established in January 2006 and officially registered on the 20th /February / 2007 with an expression aim of assisting the needy orphan, street kids in the slums and streets of Nairobi , where kids live in extreme poverty where basic needs and housing facility are not sufficient ,there is limited access to medical and education services and the culture of violence predominates everyday life ,those combined with others have led to children seeking survival mechanisms on their own which often leads them to engage in anti social behavior ,child labor , prostitution , street life , drug abuse etc.
Happy Nairobi Kids is dedicated to bringing hope to the homeless, orphaned and destitute children amidst this despairing situation.
To see that the needy orphan and street children are brought up in good morals with a place to call home and be responsible adults in future.
Empowering the needy orphans and street children by offering them equal opportunity in education, skill training, counseling and love in a friendly environment.
• Providing basic need to the children e.g. food , shelter and clothes
• Providing holistic education.
• Reinstating back to school children with interest and seek sponsors to give them support.
• Empowering the young with personal skills to self-reliance.
• Establish contact between the children and their families and community at large.
• Restore the dignity of the youngsters.
January 2nd 2006 saw the doors of the first Happy Nairobi Kids facilities open to six orphans, since then the number has grown to over ninety (90). This is in response to the increasing number of HIV /Aids orphan and street children, it is estimated that there are 120,000 children or more living in the streets and slums of Nairobi 85% of whom are sexually active and practice unplanned sporadic and unprotected sex .This has accelerated the speed of HIV / Aids and led to second generation street families ,street children have been marginalized by society and this have led to their involvement in petty theft , begging , prostitution and exhibiting violence to others and themselves .Most of the children at Happy Nairobi Kids come from very difficult circumstance ,many come from the street where they have been foraging for food in trash bins and sleeping under buses ,some are complete orphans having lost both parents to HIV /Aids.