Have you ever wondered about the boys and girls we meet on the streets who are too old to join our boarding school program? Well, allow me to introduce you to Kennedy.
In case you haven't heard, today is MITS Day of Sharing. This day is dedicated to celebrating stories like Kennedy's and joining together to give and impact the lives of even more teenagers like him. We know that our impact is stronger together, so we look forward to what we can all accomplish today!
Kennedy's story began in Mathare, where he lived with his mother and sisters during his early years. Witnessing the disrespect his mother received from his stepfather, Kennedy's resentment and discontent grew. This eventually led to his decision to run away from home, and he began living on the streets of Eastleigh in 2016.
Kennedy's life in Eastleigh was filled with challenges. In order to survive, he carried business owners' luggage during the day and, in the company of "friends," resorted to breaking into people's houses at night. In January 2022, he was caught and arrested, leading to a 10-month stay at a correctional facility.
Kennedy's turning point came after he began consistently attending MITS programs in Eastleigh. He felt ready to break free from the cycle of street life that had pushed him into committing petty crimes for survival. With his own determination and the support of the MITS team, Kennedy successfully overcame his habits of drug abuse and embarked on a path of positive change.
Recognizing Kennedy's potential and desire for transformation, our team enrolled him in a technical institute. He is currently studying welding and displays both talent and dedication in this field. At 20 years old, he finds himself brimming with optimism for the future.
MITS remains committed to supporting Kennedy on his journey to independence and freedom from the cycle of street life. With his newfound skills and determination, Kennedy is poised to create a better future for himself.
Kennedy's story is a testament to the power of education, support, and opportunity to break the chains of street life. His journey is one of many that inspires us to continue our mission to transform the lives of vulnerable street children. You can join us in empowering other boys and girls like Kennedy to step into a better life. Give today to make an impact! https://give.madeinthestreets.org/give/514032/#!/donation/checkout
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