Africa Direct has been working with St. Marian Children’s Centre since its beginning in 2008. This organisation grew out of a need to provide shelter and security for vulnerable children found in the Mukuru slum area in Nairobi.
Their mission is to rescue children from insecure environments by giving them short term shelter, education and responding to their psychological and spiritual needs
While the child is at the centre, their case is assessed through home visits. Possible places for repatriation are identified, usually with family/ extended family, and assessed. Their aim is to empower the vulnerable children’s guardians through outreach programs by providing training in setting up small businesses. Once repatriated, the children are assisted with education sponsorship where needed, and follow-ups are carried out to monitor the child’s situation.