Children's home in kenya

In the shadowed alleyways of our cities, innocence fades like whispers in the night, swallowed by the harsh realities that haunt the streets. Here, where the echoes of violence and despair reverberate, street children find themselves adrift on a sea of sorrow, cast aside by a world indifferent to their plight.

Their journey into darkness begins with a litany of tragedies – physical violence tearing through the fragile fabric of their lives, the suffocating grip of addiction ensnaring their spirits, the gaping wounds left by the loss of a parent or the fracturing of family bonds. Poverty, war, natural disaster – each a merciless architect of their downfall, each a silent accomplice in their descent into despair.

Once ensnared by the streets, they find themselves ensnared by greater horrors. What starts as a quest for survival soon becomes a battle for their very souls, as they grapple with the specter of hunger, the gnawing ache of addiction, the chilling touch of abuse – both physical and sexual – inflicted by those who share their plight.

But perhaps the cruelest twist of fate lies in the false promise of escape, as street families seek refuge amidst the refuse of society, their daily sustenance a bitter feast of rotten leftovers scavenged from garbage dumping sites.

Their bodies bear the scars of their suffering – health ravaged by neglect and deprivation, minds shackled by the chains of addiction. And yet, amidst the darkness, a flicker of hope remains. In the heart of the Outreach Program, we offer more than just food and shelter. We offer a lifeline, a chance to reclaim what was lost, to rediscover the music of their souls amidst the cacophony of despair. Through food, music, dance, drama, and games, we reach out to these forgotten souls, forging connections amidst the chaos, seeking out those brave enough to grasp the hand we offer and embark on a journey of transformation.

Located in mombasa, kenya

OUR FOCUS

Providing Essentials

Ensuring access to life’s basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing, empowering individuals to thrive with dignity and security.

Rehabilitation

Offering a path to recovery and renewal for those grappling with addiction, trauma, or hardship, guiding them towards a brighter future.

Talent Nurturing

Cultivating and celebrating the unique gifts and abilities of every individual, fostering creativity, confidence, and self-expression.

Education

Unlocking the doors to knowledge and opportunity through quality education, empowering individuals to realize their full potential and shape their own destinies.

Health & Wellness

Promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being through comprehensive healthcare services and holistic wellness programs.

Social Inclusion

Creating a welcoming and inclusive community where every voice is heard, valued, and respected, fostering a sense of belonging and unity.

MEET THE KIDS

Godfrey- Class 9

Eddy- Class 9

Michael- Class 11

Rama- Class 10

Jay- Class 10

Mohammad- Class 6

Adam- Class 5

Moddy- Class 5

Nasib- Class 6

Jumane- University

Tonny- College

Abdallah- Class 8

Ali- Class 6

Samson- Class 10

Godfrey- Class 6

DEVELOPING THE KIDS

Spiritual Guidance

Providing compassionate support and guidance to nurture the spiritual well-being of individuals, helping them find peace, purpose, and inner strength.

Mental Growth

Fostering personal development and resilience through tailored programs and resources designed to support mental health, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness.

Talent Nurturing

Cultivating and celebrating the unique gifts and abilities of every individual, fostering creativity, confidence, and self-expression.

Education

Unlocking the doors to knowledge and opportunity through quality education, empowering individuals to realize their full potential and shape their own destinies.

Physical Health

Promoting wellness and vitality through comprehensive healthcare services, wellness programs, and resources aimed at enhancing physical well-being and vitality.

Social Reconciliation

Facilitating healing and rebuilding relationships within families, fostering understanding, communication, and mutual respect to create a supportive and nurturing environment.

Impact Stories

Michael Ojwang, 17 Years

Michael Ojwang, a resilient 17-year-old currently in his third year of high school, hails from Kisii town. His journey to this point has been fraught with challenges, starting at the tender age of 10 when he arrived in Wana Wa Mola.

Home life was fraught with difficulty as his mother battled illness, leaving Michael to fend for himself in the quest for sustenance. Resorting to selling scrap metal, scavenging for food scraps, and at times even relying on the charity of others, Michael’s early years were marked by hardship and uncertainty. His circumstances led him to the unforgiving streets, where he grappled with hunger and evaded law enforcement due to his involvement with cigarettes.

However, a beacon of hope emerged in the form of Uncle Benon, encountered in Mombasa. Through his mother’s plea and Uncle Benon’s benevolence, Michael found himself on a path toward transformation. The sanctuary of Wana Wa Mola provided more than just basic necessities; it offered solace, stability, and the opportunity for education. Here, Michael not only receives essentials like food, clothing, and education materials, but also discovers a newfound passion for acrobatics.

Amidst his journey, Michael harbors a profound dream—to become an electrical or mechanical engineer. This aspiration, born from his tenacity and resilience, serves as a testament to his unwavering determination to transcend his circumstances and build a brighter future.

In Michael’s narrative, one finds the intersection of adversity and hope, a testament to the transformative power of compassion and opportunity.

Rama Tsole, 16 Years

Rama Tsole, a resilient 16-year-old embarking on his journey in Form One at Khadija High School in Mombasa, Kenya, represents a story of transformation amidst adversity. Originating from Kilifi, near Mombasa town, Rama’s upbringing was marked by profound struggle.

Hailing from a family of seven siblings residing amidst the desolation of the garbage dump, survival meant scavenging for sustenance amidst the refuse of the Mwakirunge dumping site. Despite his father’s earnest attempts to prioritize education, the burden of school fees and the daily struggle for food perpetually disrupted Rama’s academic pursuits.

However, a glimmer of hope emerged amidst the despair when Beats Of Hope (Wana Wa Mola) made an unexpected appearance at the dumping site. Uncle Daniel, now a paternal figure to Rama, extended an offer of support to those weary of street life, urging them to embrace change and pursue education. Moved by this opportunity, Rama seized the chance for a better life, with his father’s unwavering encouragement.

Today, Rama not only navigates his academic journey but also assumes the role of mentorship for younger peers within the Wana Wa Mola community. With aspirations of becoming a computer engineer, Rama exemplifies resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

The impact of Rama’s transformation extends beyond his personal narrative, resonating deeply within his family. Their joy and gratitude towards Wana Wa Mola’s mission reverberate through their newfound stability—ample food, dignified attire, regular church attendance, and educational pursuits.

In expressing his gratitude, Rama extends heartfelt appreciation to the sponsors whose generosity has paved the way for his journey. Their benevolence not only provides material support but also instills hope and opportunity, shaping Rama’s path towards a brighter future.

Eddy Ochieng, 18 Years

My name is Eddy Ochieng, and I’m 16 years old. I arrived at Wana Wa Mola when I was 12 years old, coming from Mtongwe Likoni. Life at home was tough; food was scarce, and my mother was often absent. I ended up roaming the streets with friends in search of sustenance. Eventually, I resorted to stealing just to survive, which led to my arrest by the city council police and placement in a remand home.

Thankfully, the children’s department referred me to Wana Wa Mola. Life here is different; everything I need is provided, and I can attend school regularly. Currently, I’m in primary class 7. Despite the challenges I’ve faced, my dream remains unchanged: I aspire to become a skilled drummer.

Addallah "Dula" Hussein , 16 Years

My name is Abdallah Hussein, and I am 14 years old. Currently, I’m in class 7, hailing from Kasarani near Mombasa, Kenya. Life at home had its challenges; there were times when we struggled to put food on the table. I would often earn money fetching water to help provide for my family’s needs.

However, attending school became increasingly difficult as I couldn’t afford the required supplies. Despite my father’s insistence and beatings, I found it impossible to meet these demands. Frustrated and desperate, I ran away from home and sought refuge in Mombasa town, residing in Bondeni.

Life on the streets was a mix of hardship and occasional opportunities. I resorted to begging and odd jobs like parking vehicles to earn money for food. Unfortunately, I also fell into the trap of substance abuse, turning to substances like bhang, cigarettes, and Mogoka. The streets were unforgiving; I faced harassment from older street boys and constant fear of being chased by the city council police.

Fortunately, my journey took a positive turn when I encountered Crossroads church, where I attended with other street boys every Sunday for prayers. It was there that I met a mentor from Wana Wa Mola, who welcomed me into their program.

Life at Wana Wa Mola has been a blessing; here, I have access to proper shelter, nutritious meals, hygiene facilities, and a supportive environment free from bullying. Most importantly, I am able to pursue my education without hindrance. My dream is to complete my education and become a dancer and singer, and with the support of Wana Wa Mola, I am confident I can achieve it.