Smile Foundation Kenya (SFK) is a registered nonprofit organization that works with street children and families in Kenya, to better their lives with the aim of enabling them to exit successfully from the streets. Founded in 2013, SFK provides children and families on the street with innovative solutions such as: education and training opportunities; economic empowerment programs; access to quality healthcare; basic care and support; mentoring through organized street support groups and lobbying for their rights; among other interventions.
It’s September 2014 and with a reinvigorated sense of purpose Bradley gets back to work with the Riverside children. He wanted to start by addressing these de-humanising perceptions of street children. His plan was to run a community event which facilitated informal interactions between street children and members of the local community in which they […]READ MORE
Every base has a leader, known as a ‘master’ who is typically the eldest. For groups with older members, most masters are aged between 18 and 25. If there is no standout elder, then the master is usually the one who is known to be the most fearless, reckless and respected individual. The master typically […]READ MORE
Bradley decided to see what was what. He took a trip to Kware where he found a spot with a number of street children gathered. Street children often operate in groups, with each one having what they refer to as a ‘base’ – a location at which the group congregate and centre their lives around. […]READ MORE
A true story and study of Nairobi’s street children and the people working to uplift them. Some names have been changed to protect identities. Capitalis [Eron Hotel, 5th floor, Kirinyaga Road, Nairobi, Kenya] [16/04/18 23:43] I walk to the far side of the hallway and look out north over the open stairway towards Nairobi River. […]READ MORE
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