Our overall aim is to protect children and to offer them safety and a sense of security. Together we want to increase the chance of living a life away from vulnerabilities. Many children in the Mara region are at the mercy of harmful traditions and different forms of violence such as female genital mutilation, early marriage, domestic work, child labour or sexual commercial exploitation. Especially girls are defenceless against those injustices, from which they are suffering their entire life. Our centre tries to assist in the process of rebuilding their dignity and their self-esteem. We put all our efforts on giving them new hope and a perspective for the future they deserve. Everything we do is always in the best interest of the child.
Temporary Shelter for Girls and Boys:
The temporary shelter is the largest and the most unique part of the Jipe Moyo children program. It forms a central refuge and retreat for vulnerable children. Our team regularly visits children on the streets and at their households to get in contact with them, as an attempt of gaining their confidence and a deeper insight into their personal circumstances and the reasons behind them. We try to build a trustworthy basis with the goal of getting these children to agree to reside in the safety of the shelter. Children are also placed at Jipe Moyo by the request of the police or social welfare officers in order to be protected. Currently, the shelter has the capacity of housing 22 boys and 65 girls at once. The children at the shelter range in ages from 6 to 18 years.