Kelvin Mulela


“Kelvin’s father is dead.” When Mawewa High school Principal, Mr. Mureithi heard these words over the phone from Kelvin’s mother, his heart immediately broke for Kelvin. Kelvin was one of the few Mawewa students who had a close relationship with his father, and he knew that this news would hit him hard.

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God Rest You Merry!

God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan’s pow’r
When we were gone astray
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
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Survive to Thrive

Some days it’s just their mother who does not eat, these are the bad days. On other days, the older siblings also sacrifice so that the little ones get a little more, those days are worse. Then there are the worst days, the days when the hungry little ones cry themselves to sleep, on those days the moms and dads living in extreme poverty silently cry too.

This is the face of food insecurity at…

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Day of the Girl


She matters. Sit in any class, and listen to her speak, answering questions. Watch her at the board in front of the class, solving an equation, struggling with a difficult problem. Sitting at her desk collaborating with friends on a class project, writing, thinking, creating. It’s not that she is better than the boys, it’s not a competition, it’s simple, she matters because…

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Folding clothes

Folding laundry at Missions of Charity Home

Growing up in Mathare, the teenage years are make or break for many. Teen pregnancy, drugs, single parent financially strapped homes, gang recruitment and violence are not just buzzwords describing life in areas of extreme poverty, but are the harsh reality surrounding majority of our students. E. E Cummings said, “It takes courage to grow up…

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