There are changes at Future Stars.

Arrivals

The boys

Four boys have arrived to live at Future Stars.
These boys are orphans who were found living on the streets around Kibera and the outskirts of Nairobi. They were ‘street boys’ – boys who often turn to theft and violence to feed and protect themselves. They are vulnerable to abuse and many become addicted to alcohol, drugs, and glue.
Our youngest rescued boy is Samuel. He is just 7 years old and has been living on the streets since the age of 5. After seeing his 6-year-old friend shot dead by the police for the crime of stealing a banana, Samuel became known to a charity helping street boys. They requested the assistance of Future Stars in providing a safe place for Samuel to live, as well as three other boys.
It is taking these boys some time to settle into their new home as they are used to a very different lifestyle. However, they are all now in education and have the hope of a better future.

The girls

We also have two new girls.
The first is one of the growing number of ‘abandoned children’ living in Kibera. Her parents have moved away and left her to fend for herself in the slum. Usually, children are abandoned in Kibera as their family believes they will have a better chance at a positive future living here than they would in one of the remote rural villages. Thankfully, Future Stars has been able to give this child a safe home.
The second rescued child has been taken into the centre for her own protection. Following her mother’s second marriage, this young girl became a victim of repeated rape by her stepfather. Living at Future Stars, she will be protected from such abuse and has a chance to complete her education rather than risking becoming a mother when she is barely into her teens.

Departures

There are four children who have left Future Stars this month.
All four have been reunited with family members living across Kenya. These families have made assurances that they will provide adequate nutrition, care, and education for the children.
These reunions are fantastic news and are part of what Future Stars is all about. It is a rescue centre, not a children’s home. The aim is always to find any surviving family members who may be able to care for a child. Even though Future Stars provides a loving environment for these children, there’s nothing like family.
We wish these children all the best for the future.

Arrivals

The boys

Four boys have arrived to live at Future Stars.
These boys are orphans who were found living on the streets around Kibera and the outskirts of Nairobi. They were ‘street boys’ – boys who often turn to theft and violence to feed and protect themselves. They are vulnerable to abuse and many become addicted to alcohol, drugs, and glue.
Our youngest rescued boy is Samuel. He is just 7 years old and has been living on the streets since the age of 5. After seeing his 6-year-old friend shot dead by the police for the crime of stealing a banana, Samuel became known to a charity helping street boys. They requested the assistance of Future Stars in providing a safe place for Samuel to live, as well as three other boys.
It is taking these boys some time to settle into their new home as they are used to a very different lifestyle. However, they are all now in education and have the hope of a better future.

The girls

We also have two new girls.
The first is one of the growing number of ‘abandoned children’ living in Kibera. Her parents have moved away and left her to fend for herself in the slum. Usually, children are abandoned in Kibera as their family believes they will have a better chance at a positive future living here than they would in one of the remote rural villages. Thankfully, Future Stars has been able to give this child a safe home.
The second rescued child has been taken into the centre for her own protection. Following her mother’s second marriage, this young girl became a victim of repeated rape by her stepfather. Living at Future Stars, she will be protected from such abuse and has a chance to complete her education rather than risking becoming a mother when she is barely into her teens.

Departures

There are four children who have left Future Stars this month.
All four have been reunited with family members living across Kenya. These families have made assurances that they will provide adequate nutrition, care, and education for the children.
These reunions are fantastic news and are part of what Future Stars is all about. It is a rescue centre, not a children’s home. The aim is always to find any surviving family members who may be able to care for a child. Even though Future Stars provides a loving environment for these children, there’s nothing like family.
We wish these children all the best for the future.

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