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2009 AnnuAl RepoRt

the Wema Centre trust
BACKGROUND
The Wema Centre Trust is an NGO registered by the Ministry of Home Affairs
as a children’s institution. The Centre was founded in 1993 and started as a
home in Likoni for young street girls in a rented three bedroom house. The
home re-located to Bamburi Utange in 1997. The Centre has since expanded
its work to include Outreach, Education and Vocational training and now has
two sites in Mombasa and one in Thika town, where various projects have
been established as sited below. Currently, the Wema Outreach program
covers four districts Kinango, Kisauni, Mombasa and Thika in the Coast and
Central provinces.
VISION
All street children and vulnerable orphans are transformed into fulflled and
responsible persons.
MISSION
We endeavor to promote justice in our society through constructive
partnerships, community engagement, institutional development and provision
of quality services to street children, vulnerable orphans and disadvantaged
youth, which include nutritional support, education and skills training,
healthcare, psycho-social support, HIV /Aids awareness and prevention in a
holistic manner.
OBJECTIVES 2009
We aim to improve service delivery, efficiency and efficacy of the
organization, in line with the needs of our target population. As a result,
our objectives in 2009 were :
•Prevention – helping communities find their own responses to put a halt
to children living in the streets and children engaging in commercial
sex.
•Advocacy – supporting networking of NGOs and civil society in
bringing the experiences and views of the “voiceless” to policy level,
establishing best practice and creating strong links to support street
children.
•Support– making sure that children find appropriate responses to their
needs and can withstand pressures that lead to their life on the street
(or returning to the street)
•Institutional Development – Wema hopes to improve the capacity of the
organization and expand its initiative in Mombasa and Thika.
WHAT WE DO
We work towards our objectives through the following key departmental focus
areas:
1)The Psycho-Social Support: Focusing on behavior change, this program
deals with HIV/ AIDS, drug abuse, commercial sex, rape and productive
health issues. We use activities such as scouting, acrobatics, music, life
skills classes and exchange visits. In 2010 this program will be scaled up
to six new schools in the Coast and Central provinces.
2)Rescue and Re-integration: The main activities are; family tracing and
re-unifcation and foster care. Emergency accommodation is provided for
short periods as part of the rescue process. These activities will also be
re-structured and scaled up to include social enterprise and skills training
for caregivers of the children supported.
3)Education and Skills training: This Covers Early Childhood
Development, Vocational Training, Primary, Secondary and University
education. We teach and train children as well as provide education
materials, fees and school transport. In 2010 the education program will be
scaled up to include vulnerable children in six new schools in Coast and
Central provinces, providing needy households and children with support
for their education needs.
4)Income Generating Project: This Project aims to generate revenue
towards sustainability of our programs by utilization of available resources.
These resources include livestock, accommodation facilities, education
and vocational training facilities including cookery, tailoring and computer
training facilities.
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REMEDIAl EDucATION
Dear friends,
I am grateful for this
opportunity to review the
experience of the past
year and to share with you
some of the highlights and
challenges.
Throughout the year, we
rescued children from
diffcult circumstances and
provided direct services and
support including education,
nutrition, psychosocial support, healthcare and shelter, as well as family
tracing and re-integration. These services were also scaled up within our three
Centers; namely Bamburi, Ganjoni and Thika and we were able to support
close to two thousand (2000) children.
Our Institutional Strengthening work also continued through 2009. A number
of senior staff attended courses in various
aspects of Accounts, Programming, HIV
Prevention and Resource Mobilization.
In terms of program development, we
started seeking more opportunities for
child adoptions, foster care and family re-integration. In addition, our 2009
Rescue and Integration program therefore provided psychosocial support
and livelihood skills to slum and street care groups, empowering them to care
for their children, thus contributing directly towards lasting solutions to the
problem of street children.
Going forward, a detailed Household Assessment was undertaken amongst
our benefciaries and results documented to inform future programming. This
assessment has helped us produce more relevant projects and our 2010
programs have been guided accordingly. Our main focus in 2010 will be to
develop and restructure our Rescue and Reintegration program to focus
more on empowering communities and caregivers to look after our children.
The aim of this new emphasis is to reduce the need for institutionalization of
children and to tilt the responsibility back to the families and communities. I
am therefore looking forward to developing an effective foster care program to
support our rescue work.
Finally, I thank all our donors, and wellwishers, who have supported us and
made it possible for us to achieve the milestones recorded in this report. I am
deeply grateful to the board members, our incredible fundraisers and staff
whose commitment continues to be of immense inspiration to me personally.
The result of this commitment is evident in the lives of the children who are
clearly transformed and others given a chance and hope for a better future.
I look forward to working with you all through 2010 and pray for continued
success in our endeavour to make a difference.
Thank you very much and God bless.
Lucy Mahihu Yinda
Executive Director
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Our PSS department supported the children through trauma, grief and such other conditions through
counseling, relationship building and life-skills classes. Music is a special part of Wema and the Kenya
National Music Festival (KNMF) has therefore become an important and a very appropriate benchmark.
It gives the children opportunity to compete with their peers and it really helps to produce positive energy,
bringing out the best in them. In 2009 our choir and traditional dancers scooped 3 number one trophies and
2 number two trophies. They made us proud. The program helped 195 children / youth directly, 30 being in
the Thika Rescue Centre.
We rescue children from diffcult circumstances and provide them with education and skills training,
nutrition, psychosocial support, healthcare and shelter, as well as family tracing and re-integration. 500
street children were reached through the Drop In Centre rescue services while 878 accessed HIV risk
reduction services.
WemA at work 2009

Dear Friends,
The year 2009 was a very
blessed year for the Fundraising
Committee. We began the
fundraising plans with a resolve
to progress further from the
previous years. My team
demonstrated their commitment
to supporting Wema Centre’s
programs and activities and every
member worked extremely hard knocking
on many doors. Thankfully, people
responded well and we reached our
target of Ksh. 9 million, through special
corporate sponsorships awards, and sale
of Gala Dinner cards.
The Gala Dinner which was held at the Whitesands on 29th October 2009,
was a resounding success. The guest of honor Mr. Jimmy Kibaki graced the
occasion together with other prominent business people and Well-wishers
from various sectors. The evening MC, the well known Caroline Mutoko of
KISS 100, created a relaxed yet formal atmosphere and the Wema kids,
the Safari Sounds band, and a special guest artist, Amani, performed to
everyone’s delight. The presence of the children reminded everyone of
the great work that Wema is doing, enabling street children to be totally
transformed and reintegrated into society.
The 2009 Gala dinner was indeed a beautiful event, and it was a pleasure
to see the old and
the young from all
communities come to
support us. We thank
God for such a great
community of Wema
friends and look forward
to continuing the joint effort for the beneft of this country’s needy children.
As expressed during the fundraising effort, the Wema program is expanding
due to the growing number of needy children and youth. We
therefore need to raise much more support for the day to day
needs of these children. We also appreciate that there is a
need to help Wema sustain its programs in the long term.
We have considered helping Wema set up an Endowment
Trust Fund, in partnership with corporate sponsors and
foundations. This we believe is a noble goal that can be
achieved in the near future, with your support.
With those few remarks and on behalf of the fundraising committee, I wish
express my sincere gratitude to all our supporters who contributed in many
ways towards the success of the 2009 fundraising effort.
The next Gala Dinner is planned for Friday, 29th October 2010, and once
again I appeal for your presence and support.
Many thanks and God Bless
Chairman-Wema Fundraising Committee
Nick Munyi
160 children benefted through the Bamburi Centre’s nursery school classes.
We supported 400 children at Primary school level in Mombasa and Thika . A number of children were
enrolled in Private Primary schools, courtesy of special sponsorships. These children were awarded
sponsorships because of their high grades that called for special support.
The children attended the following Primary Schools:
Athena Primary School
Bamburi Primary
Busy Bee Academy
Citadel School
Garissa Road School
General Kago Primary School
Jamhuri Primary School
Kameno Primary School
Kaza Ndani Primary School
Kenyatta Primary School
Kiembeni Baptist
Kiembeni Estate
Kimosho Primary School
Kirima Mwaro
Mary Joy Primary and
Kindergarten
Rise & Shine
Valentine Academy
St. Claret
St. Elizabeth
Our Queen of Holy Rosary
Mugomoini Primary School
Kuraiha Primary School
Thika Muslim Primary
School
St. Patricks Primary School
Thika Primary School
Ol-Sulutia Primary School
Mihang’o Primary School
Thika Barracks Primary School
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Calling for Foster care
The program continued to support children and youth who had either dropped out of school or never been to school and needed special coaching in order to
join the mainstream education system. We supported 30 children in Mombasa and children in 10 Thika.
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Wema Centre’s main focus has always been on the Education of street children and orphans and we
worked very hard to deliver services in this area at various levels of education. However, the public schools
have serious capacity challenges such as lack of teaching materials and teaching staff due to the huge
number of children enrolled, and this affected the performance of our children. The good thing is that we
managed to get the children into schools, who were previously opting for early marriages or street life. So it
was not all bad.
The Project comprised of the Early Childhood Education, Remedial Classes, Free Primary Education,
Secondary School, Vocational Training in; Tailoring, cookery and computer classes, University and College
education. We Provide education support in terms of materials including books, uniform, school bags,
shoes and stationery to all children on our education program.
PRIMARy ScHOOl EDucATION
EARly cHIlDHOOD DEVElOPMENT
Orphans with a community caregiver in
Bamburi
Boy scout in the Thika outreach Program

I am therefore looking forward
to developing an effective Foster
Care Program to support our
rescue work
We thank God for such a great
community of Wema friends and
look forward to continuing the joint
effort for the beneft of this country’s
needy children.
Wema ECD Class pupils
Psychosocial Support
Rescue and Reintegration
Education and Skills Training
Moving towards sustainability
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We cannot work with disadvantaged children without giving some attention to HIV/
AIDS Prevention. This program is quite extensive and is basically mainstreamed
in all our activities. In 2009, the program benefted at least 1600 street children,
community orphans and youth.
The Ganjoni Outreach Project was an avenue for identifying orphaned and
vulnerable Children from the streets of Mombasa.
The lifestyles of these children are characterized by lack of shelter, education,
health care, parental care and good nutritional.
One of the major components of the Ganjoni Outreach project in 2009 was
the feeding programme. We hosted hungry and desperate street children and
provided them with breakfast, lunch and supper. We rescued 121 boys and
provided them shelter, education and food and reunited some of them with
their families.
We also conducted workshops on Children’s Rights and continued to work in
partnership with the Children’s department and the children’s Court in carrying
out interventions for children in need of rescue.
The Ganjoni Outreach Centre faced many challenges including high
overheads particularly due to high rental charges. We therefore decided to
relocate the residential facilities to a more affordable house in Tudor, while
managing the Outreach activities from the Bamburi Centre.
The Thika Rescue Centre (in Central Province) is located near the heavily
populated Kiandutu Slums in the outskirts of Thika Town. In 2009, we provided
food, uniform, school bags and books, remedial classes, scouting training and
uniforms, and shelter to more than 141 benefciaries.
We supported children through Primary and secondary schools and had 35
benefciaries sitting their Primary School examinations at the end of the year.
In the course of the year, we conducted research that established that the
younger street children make daily collections and give the proceeds to the
small business owners and older street boys. We established Maathai Market
and the main Bus terminus to be the main areas of residence for the children
and subsequently altered our strategy to target these particular two areas.
In terms of our Psychosocial Support activities, 2009 was a busy year for the
staff and children at the Rescue Centre, with Scouting, Football and volleyball
games taking the most prominence. All the 141 children were involved in
scouting drills.
In August, Wema Centre oversaw the creation of the “Leo Umoja ni Nguvu
Self Help Group”, a Care Giver group with a membership of 31 women and 1
man.
The main challenge in the year was an increase in the number of children in
need of nutritional support, thus over-stretching our food budget.

Janet comes from a family of 3 children, of which she is the eldest. Her
parents divorced when she was very young and she and her siblings lived
with their mother at their grandmothers. Unfortunately, Janet’s mother died
early in 1997. Her grandmother was unable to care for them or support them.
They had no food and could not afford school fees, which forced Janet to drop
out of school in class 3. Janet started hawking “Sukari Nguru” (molasses) to
get money for food, but it was not enough. Some of Janet’s friends advised
her that life was easier on the streets, so one morning she decided to take
her sister and leave
home.
Janet and her sister
boarded a train to
Nairobi and hid in the
toilet for two hours
to avoid the ticket
collector. They sat
and slept on sacks
of maize, fsh and
potatoes for the
duration of the night-
long journey.
The two girls
continued to
Mombasa. They
arrived there a day
later, then stayed at the Train station three days. They were fed by good
Samaritans and eventually, a kind person took them to the children’s
department who then referred them to the Wema centre for care and
protection.
At the Wema Centre, with intense counselling and support, Janet settled well
and learnt that God has a reason and a purpose for everyone’s life and she
made up her mind to work hard and forget the past.
Wema Centre took her through school, after which she joined Daystar
University and did a degree in Accounting graduating with honours in June
2009. Janet is currently working at Econet Wireless in Nairobi, has rented her
own house and passionately pursuing her dream to succeed in her career and
infuence her peers towards success.
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We have learned many lessons through the year, including the need to build
sustainability of our programs. To this end we made greater effort in the develop-
ment of the existing income generating opportunities in the Agriculture, Cookery,
Tailoring, training in musical instruments and Computer training depart-
ments. The Income Generating Activities (IGA) department was also the
benefciary of a grant from Safaricom Foundation, which went a long
way towards establishing viable income generating activities.
WemA at work 2009
HigHLÌGHTS
WemA at work 2009
HigHLÌGHTS
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We have continued to speak on the plight of street children and orphans, particularly on the issuance of Birth
Certifcates and National Identity Cards. The Wemathon a 10 km walk around Mombasa town, which is one of
our important avenues for advocacy was held in September at the Aga Khan Sports Centre, partly sponsored
by Coca-Cola Africa. The event campaigned against sexual abuse and exploitation of children through the
messages carried in the media and by over 1500 participants and the guest speakers.
This program offers Tailoring and dress-making, Cookery and Computer, Music Instruments courses at Wema Centre Bamburi where 60 youth qualifed in 2009.
We also sent 21 youth to various polytechnics as follows:
Kisauni Polytechnic
Mombasa Polytechnic University College
Christian Industrial Training College
Mombasa Technical training Institute
Mwanjila Youth Polytechnic
We sponsored 2 students to University in 2009, one being a continuing student Daystar University and the other a new who joined a degree course at Kenyatta
University.
SEcONDARy ScHOOl EDucATION
We sponsored 40 children who were enrolled either as new or continuing students at
the following schools:
Bamburi Community High School
Kisauni High School
Mbaraki Girls Gituro Secondary School
Githumu Secondary School
Kirwara Secondary School
Ambira Boys High School
Kenyatta Secondary School
Karura SDA School
Kiangwenyi Upperhill School
Our Lady Queen of Perpetual Succour
Mutomo Girls’ Secondary
Boys at the Ganjoni rescue centre during a remedial class session
School children participate in the 2009
Wemathon
The Wema Girls’ Acrobatic Troupe in
action
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Advocacy
VOcATIONAl TRAINING
uNIVERSITy EDucATION
Income Generating Activities
Ganjoni Rescue Centre
Thika Rescue Centre
Case Study- Janet Middah Ngota
Amount Kshs
Education & training
Nutrition
Medical & Health
Outreach
Advocacy
Livelihood support
Psycho-social support
WemA at work 2009
HigHLÌGHTS
Amount Kshs
Education & training
Nutrition
Medical & Health
Outreach
Advocacy
Livelihood support
Psycho-social support
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She is still a part of Wema, visits often and
supports her Wema brothers and sisters through
their personal challenges.
Janet Says:
“Wema has been my home for the last 12 years.
It’s a home that I am very proud of. It has been
my mother and my father and has shaped
my future and destiny beautifully through
continuous love and encouragement.”

Reagan does not know
exactly when he was
born, though he
believes he was
born around 1994
in Siaya District,
Nyanza province.
He was told by
his relatives that
his parents died
when he was an
infant. In his early
childhood, Reagan
lived with his Aunt
in Kisumu and was
attending Abinjo
Primary School,
and later Achage
Primary School,
both in Siaya.
In 2002, Reagan decided to
leave home for the streets
of Kisumu. He lived there
for 3 months before moving
to Gikomba in Nairobi. Life
in Gikomba was very tough
for the young, rural boy
from Kisumu. However,
Reagan adapted and
learnt to cope with the diffculties he encountered. Together with his friends,
he collected and sold scrap metal for food and carried loads for the traders.
Reagan recalls how he would prepare his meals using old tins.
In 2005, after 3 long and hard years at Gikomba, Reagan moved to Mombasa
and settled at Maboxini Slums. Unfortunately, Reagan got into the habit of
sniffng glue and smoking cigarettes, if only to dull the pain of living on the
streets. A few months after moving to Mombasa, Reagan was arrested by
Municipal Council Askaris and remanded to the Likoni Remand Home for 9
months. Reagan recalls this to be one of the loneliest and most trying times
in his life. On his release, Reagan decided to go back to Maboxini to his
friends. To his dismay, Reagan discovered that the Municipal council had
destroyed Maboxini and he could not locate most of his friends. It was at this
point that he opted to go to the Wema Rescue Centre, then located in Kizingo.
He stayed at the Centre for a year, during which time he went through the
rehabilitation program and remedial classes. In 2007, Reagan was enrolled
in class four at Msingi Bora Primary School. After a few months, his teachers
decided that he should jump a class and so, before the end of 2007, Reagan
had been promoted a class ahead.
Reagan managed to score the highest marks in the 2008 Msambweni District
exams and was again moved up two classes. He also scored the highest
marks in his class in the 1st Term of 2009, winning the Best Pupil Award. He
sat the Kenya Certifcate of Primary Education (KCPE) in 2009 and scored an
amazing 405 Marks out of 500, earning himself a place at Ambira Boys’ High
School in Western Kenya.
“Reagan is obedient and hardworking. He is a role model at the Outreach
Centre. His example encourages other boys to see themselves succeed
despite whatever hardships”: Adonis Odida, Project Offcer, Ganjoni.
As demonstrated in the attached highlights, the year was an extremely
busy one for Wema Centre coupled with a reduction in funding from a major
donor whose grant period was coming to a close. However, we stretched the
available funding and accomplished all our targeted activities supporting a
large increase in number of benefciaries. The biggest budget item as usual
was education followed by nutrition. The entire nutrition budget and some
medical expenses were funded from our local fundraising efforts courtesy of
our very able and committed fundraising committee, and some contribution
from our Income Generating Projects.
We were fortunate to get the support of Safaricom Foundation for the frst
time, which went towards the Income Generating Projects. However, we still
need new funding partners in order to broaden our funding base and we are
therefore holding discussions with potential funders in respect of the next
few years program activities. We are at the same time working towards long
term sustainability by expanding our Income Generating Projects as well as
planning for an Endowment Trust Fund which we hope to establish before the
end of 2010.
TRuSTEES BOARD MANAGEMENT
Hon. Edwin Yinda
Marlene Reid
Simeon Taabu
Lucy Yinda
Fred Ojiambo
Dr. Paul Wangai Jnr.
Ngari Mahihu
Marlene Reid
Simeon Taabu
Lucy Yinda
Fred Ojiambo
Dr. Paul Wangai Jnr.
Benson Mbogoh
Amb. Tabitha Seii
Philemon Mwaisaka
Dr. Florence Musiime
Marlene Reid
Lucy Yinda
Henry Otieno
Eddah Mugo
PKF Kenya
Certifed Public
Accountants
P.O Box 90553-80100
Mombasa Kenya
AuDITORS
Wema in FÌGURES
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Janet at her graduation in June, 2009
Happy faces tell of the excitement and joy of graduation at
the Halfway House graduation, May 2009
The kindergarten choir preparing for a presentation
Reagan receives an award for Best
Student,1st Term 2009
Case Study- Reagan Ochieng
Pictorial
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Wema FRÌENDS
Roll of HonouR 2009
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Mr. Jimmy Kibaki presents Mr. Yusuf Mamujee the
“Wema Special Bronze Award” during the Gala Dinner
2009 event

Programming. Finally. effort for the benefit of this country’s responded well and we reached our We have considered helping Wema set up an Endowment needy children. Secondary School. programs have been guided accordingly. nutrition. The guest of honor Mr. The aim of this new emphasis is to reduce the need for institutionalization of children and to tilt the responsibility back to the families and communities. Ganjoni and Thika and we were able to support close to two thousand (2000) children. and this affected the performance of our children. we started seeking more opportunities for child adoptions. Going forward. WemA at work 2009 Psychosocial Support Our PSS department supported the children through trauma. These services were also scaled up within our three Centers. University and College education. So it was not all bad. I thank all our donors. and sale foundations. shoes and stationery to all children on our education program. the well known Caroline Mutoko of The next Gala Dinner is planned for Friday. Vocational Training in. Patricks Primary School Thika Primary School Valentine Academy Thika Barracks Primary School Thika Muslim Primary School As expressed during the fundraising effort. We programs and activities and every therefore need to raise much more support for the day to day We thank God for such a great member worked extremely hard knocking community of Wema friends and needs of these children. My team demonstrated their commitment to supporting Wema Centre’s to see the old and the young from all communities come to support us. HIV to developing an effective Foster Prevention and Resource Mobilization. They made us proud. 500 street children were reached through the Drop In Centre rescue services while 878 accessed HIV risk reduction services. created a relaxed yet formal atmosphere and the Wema kids. from various sectors. In addition. 30 being in the Thika Rescue Centre. through special Trust Fund. empowering them to care for their children. grief and such other conditions through counseling. Orphans with a community caregiver in Bamburi Watoto Wema Maisha Mema Thank you very much and God bless. EARly cHIlDHOOD DEVElOPMENT 160 children benefited through the Bamburi Centre’s nursery school classes. Care Program to support our In terms of program development. The presence of the children reminded everyone of the great work that Wema is doing. relationship building and life-skills classes. I am therefore looking forward to developing an effective foster care program to support our rescue work. However. Amani. as well as family tracing and re-integration. Music is a special part of Wema and the Kenya National Music Festival (KNMF) has therefore become an important and a very appropriate benchmark. The Gala Dinner which was held at the Whitesands on 29th October 2009. Claret St. courtesy of special sponsorships. 29th October 2010. school bags. In 2009 our choir and traditional dancers scooped 3 number one trophies and 2 number two trophies. It gives the children opportunity to compete with their peers and it really helps to produce positive energy. enabling street children to be totally Chairman-Wema Fundraising Committee transformed and reintegrated into society. Nick Munyi The 2009 Gala dinner was indeed a beautiful event. achieved in the near future. nutrition. who have supported us and made it possible for us to achieve the milestones recorded in this report. I wish was a resounding success. The evening MC. and a special guest artist. This we believe is a noble goal that can be of Gala Dinner cards. Free Primary Education. The year 2009 was a very blessed year for the Fundraising Committee. bringing out the best in them. the Wema program is expanding due to the growing number of needy children and youth. psychosocial support. Throughout the year. I am deeply grateful to the board members. 9 million. A number of senior staff attended courses in various I am therefore looking forward aspects of Accounts. again I appeal for your presence and support. performed to Many thanks and God Bless everyone’s delight. healthcare and shelter. the public schools have serious capacity challenges such as lack of teaching materials and teaching staff due to the huge number of children enrolled. our incredible fundraisers and staff whose commitment continues to be of immense inspiration to me personally. our 2009 Rescue and Integration program therefore provided psychosocial support and livelihood skills to slum and street care groups. we rescued children from difficult circumstances and provided direct services and support including education. namely Bamburi. We supported 30 children in Mombasa and children in 10 Thika. thus contributing directly towards lasting solutions to the problem of street children. psychosocial support. We thank God for such a great community of Wema friends and look forward to continuing the joint effort for the benefit of this country’s needy children. We Provide education support in terms of materials including books. Elizabeth St. This assessment has helped us produce more relevant projects and our 2010 Education and Skills Training Wema Centre’s main focus has always been on the Education of street children and orphans and we worked very hard to deliver services in this area at various levels of education. These children were awarded sponsorships because of their high grades that called for special support. Our Institutional Strengthening work also continued through 2009. cookery and computer classes. a detailed Household Assessment was undertaken amongst our beneficiaries and results documented to inform future programming. The Project comprised of the Early Childhood Education. with your support. Jimmy Kibaki graced the express my sincere gratitude to all our supporters who contributed in many occasion together with other prominent business people and Well-wishers ways towards the success of the 2009 fundraising effort. I am grateful for this opportunity to review the experience of the past year and to share with you some of the highlights and challenges. PRIMARy ScHOOl EDucATION Watoto Wema Maisha Mema rescue work Lucy Mahihu Yinda Executive Director Moving towards sustainability Dear Friends. With those few remarks and on behalf of the fundraising committee.Calling for Foster care Dear friends. and it was a pleasure Wema ECD Class pupils REMEDIAl EDucATION The program continued to support children and youth who had either dropped out of school or never been to school and needed special coaching in order to join the mainstream education system. people look forward to continuing the joint need to help Wema sustain its programs in the long term. The program helped 195 children / youth directly. The result of this commitment is evident in the lives of the children who are clearly transformed and others given a chance and hope for a better future. Boy scout in the Thika outreach Program We supported 400 children at Primary school level in Mombasa and Thika . The children attended the following Primary Schools: Athena Primary School Bamburi Primary Busy Bee Academy Citadel School Garissa Road School General Kago Primary School Jamhuri Primary School Kameno Primary School Kaza Ndani Primary School Kenyatta Primary School Kiembeni Baptist Kiembeni Estate Kimosho Primary School Kirima Mwaro Kuraiha Primary School Mary Joy Primary and Kindergarten Mihang’o Primary School Mugomoini Primary School Ol-Sulutia Primary School Our Queen of Holy Rosary Rise & Shine St. target of Ksh. the Safari Sounds band. and wellwishers. healthcare and shelter. Thankfully. uniform. We began the fundraising plans with a resolve to progress further from the previous years. A number of children were enrolled in Private Primary schools. foster care and family re-integration. as well as family tracing and re-integration. We also appreciate that there is a on many doors. and once KISS 100. Our main focus in 2010 will be to develop and restructure our Rescue and Reintegration program to focus more on empowering communities and caregivers to look after our children. The good thing is that we managed to get the children into schools. who were previously opting for early marriages or street life. in partnership with corporate sponsors and corporate sponsorships awards. HigHlights Rescue and Reintegration We rescue children from difficult circumstances and provide them with education and skills training. I look forward to working with you all through 2010 and pray for continued success in our endeavour to make a difference. 2 3 . Remedial Classes. Tailoring.

thus over-stretching our food budget. Janet’s mother died early in 1997. HIV/AIDS Prevention School children participate in the 2009 Wemathon We cannot work with disadvantaged children without giving some attention to HIV/ AIDS Prevention. In 2009. we conducted research that established that the younger street children make daily collections and give the proceeds to the small business owners and older street boys. Tailoring. The Ganjoni Outreach Project was an avenue for identifying orphaned and vulnerable Children from the streets of Mombasa. Music Instruments courses at Wema Centre Bamburi where 60 youth qualified in 2009. The Thika Rescue Centre (in Central Province) is located near the heavily populated Kiandutu Slums in the outskirts of Thika Town. then stayed at the Train station three days. training in musical instruments and Computer training departments. while managing the Outreach activities from the Bamburi Centre.HigHlights SEcONDARy ScHOOl EDucATION WemA at work 2009 HigHlights Ganjoni Rescue Centre WemA at work 2009 We supported children through Primary and secondary schools and had 35 beneficiaries sitting their Primary School examinations at the end of the year. Janet started hawking “Sukari Nguru” (molasses) to get money for food. education. a kind person took them to the children’s department who then referred them to the Wema centre for care and protection. Some of Janet’s friends advised her that life was easier on the streets. In the course of the year. Wema Centre took her through school. At the Wema Centre. a Care Giver group with a membership of 31 women and 1 man. All the 141 children were involved in scouting drills. One of the major components of the Ganjoni Outreach project in 2009 was the feeding programme. and shelter to more than 141 beneficiaries. We sponsored 40 children who were enrolled either as new or continuing students at the following schools: Bamburi Community High School Kisauni High School Mbaraki Girls Gituro Secondary School Githumu Secondary School Kirwara Secondary School Ambira Boys High School Kenyatta Secondary School Karura SDA School Kiangwenyi Upperhill School Our Lady Queen of Perpetual Succour Mutomo Girls’ Secondary Boys at the Ganjoni rescue centre during a remedial class session VOcATIONAl TRAINING This program offers Tailoring and dress-making. partly sponsored by Coca-Cola Africa. We also conducted workshops on Children’s Rights and continued to work in partnership with the Children’s department and the children’s Court in carrying out interventions for children in need of rescue. In 2009. Her parents divorced when she was very young and she and her siblings lived with their mother at their grandmothers. after which she joined Daystar University and did a degree in Accounting graduating with honours in June 2009. Wema Centre oversaw the creation of the “Leo Umoja ni Nguvu Self Help Group”. parental care and good nutritional. we provided food. Football and volleyball games taking the most prominence. The main challenge in the year was an increase in the number of children in need of nutritional support. Thika Rescue Centre Income Generating Activities The Wema Girls’ Acrobatic Troupe in action We have learned many lessons through the year. which forced Janet to drop out of school in class 3. We rescued 121 boys and provided them shelter. The two girls continued to Mombasa. remedial classes. 2009 was a busy year for the staff and children at the Rescue Centre. Watoto Wema Maisha Mema Case Study. has rented her own house and passionately pursuing her dream to succeed in her career and influence her peers towards success. school bags and books. We also sent 21 youth to various polytechnics as follows: Kisauni Polytechnic Mombasa Polytechnic University College Christian Industrial Training College Mombasa Technical training Institute Mwanjila Youth Polytechnic uNIVERSITy EDucATION We sponsored 2 students to University in 2009. The Income Generating Activities (IGA) department was also the beneficiary of a grant from Safaricom Foundation. of which she is the eldest. Cookery and Computer. with intense counselling and support. The Ganjoni Outreach Centre faced many challenges including high overheads particularly due to high rental charges. uniform. They had no food and could not afford school fees.Janet Middah Ngota Watoto Wema Maisha Mema Advocacy Janet comes from a family of 3 children. which went a long way towards establishing viable income generating activities. lunch and supper. To this end we made greater effort in the development of the existing income generating opportunities in the Agriculture. The event campaigned against sexual abuse and exploitation of children through the messages carried in the media and by over 1500 participants and the guest speakers. They arrived there a day later. We hosted hungry and desperate street children and provided them with breakfast. The Wemathon a 10 km walk around Mombasa town. Cookery. particularly on the issuance of Birth Certificates and National Identity Cards. community orphans and youth. We have continued to speak on the plight of street children and orphans. Her grandmother was unable to care for them or support them. scouting training and uniforms. In August. We established Maathai Market and the main Bus terminus to be the main areas of residence for the children and subsequently altered our strategy to target these particular two areas. health care. They were fed by good Samaritans and eventually. Janet settled well and learnt that God has a reason and a purpose for everyone’s life and she made up her mind to work hard and forget the past. This program is quite extensive and is basically mainstreamed in all our activities. including the need to build sustainability of our programs. 4 5 . Janet and her sister boarded a train to Nairobi and hid in the toilet for two hours to avoid the ticket collector. which is one of our important avenues for advocacy was held in September at the Aga Khan Sports Centre. They sat and slept on sacks of maize. Janet is currently working at Econet Wireless in Nairobi. the program benefited at least 1600 street children. fish and potatoes for the duration of the nightlong journey. We therefore decided to relocate the residential facilities to a more affordable house in Tudor. education and food and reunited some of them with their families. one being a continuing student Daystar University and the other a new who joined a degree course at Kenyatta University. The lifestyles of these children are characterized by lack of shelter. with Scouting. but it was not enough. Unfortunately. In terms of our Psychosocial Support activities. so one morning she decided to take her sister and leave home.

A few months after moving to Mombasa. though he believes he was born around 1994 in Siaya District. Life Reagan receives an award for Best in Gikomba was very tough Student. However. His example encourages other boys to see themselves succeed despite whatever hardships”: Adonis Odida. Project Officer. In 2007. then located in Kizingo. Reagan adapted and learnt to cope with the difficulties he encountered. He sat the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in 2009 and scored an amazing 405 Marks out of 500. earning himself a place at Ambira Boys’ High School in Western Kenya. Reagan decided to leave home for the streets of Kisumu. May 2009 TRuSTEES Hon. Reagan was enrolled in class four at Msingi Bora Primary School. visits often and supports her Wema brothers and sisters through their personal challenges. Nyanza province. Tabitha Seii Philemon Mwaisaka Dr. we still need new funding partners in order to broaden our funding base and we are therefore holding discussions with potential funders in respect of the next few years program activities. during which time he went through the rehabilitation program and remedial classes. we stretched the available funding and accomplished all our targeted activities supporting a large increase in number of beneficiaries. Paul Wangai Jnr. He is a role model at the Outreach Centre. Together with his friends. 2009 Adv Live Psy Education & training Nutrition Medical & Health Outreach Watoto Wema Maisha Mema Watoto Wema Maisha Mema Case Study. Wema in Figures We were fortunate to get the support of Safaricom Foundation for the first time. The biggest budget item as usual was education followed by nutrition. Reagan decided to go back to Maboxini to his friends. In 2005. After a few months. Edwin Yinda Marlene Reid Simeon Taabu Lucy Yinda Fred Ojiambo Dr. he collected and sold scrap metal for food and carried loads for the traders. In 2002. Amount Kshs streets. He stayed at the Centre for a year. We are at the same time working towards long term sustainability by expanding our Income Generating Projects as well as planning for an Endowment Trust Fund which we hope to establish before the end of 2010. the year was an extremely busy one for Wema Centre coupled with a reduction in funding from a major donor whose grant period was coming to a close. winning the Best Pupil Award. Ganjoni. The entire nutrition budget and some medical expenses were funded from our local fundraising efforts courtesy of our very able and committed fundraising committee. Reagan recalls this to be one of the loneliest and most trying times in his life. It’s a home that I am very proud of. both in Siaya. It was at this point that he opted to go to the Wema Rescue Centre. and later Achage Primary School. Edu Nut Amount Kshs Med Out Janet at her graduation in June. Advocacy Livelihood support Psycho-social support Pictorial Happy faces tell of the excitement and joy of graduation at the Halfway House graduation. Florence Musiime MANAGEMENT Marlene Reid Lucy Yinda Henry Otieno Eddah Mugo AuDITORS PKF Kenya Certified Public Accountants P. Reagan had been promoted a class ahead.Reagan Ochieng Reagan does not know exactly when he was born. and some contribution from our Income Generating Projects.O Box 90553-80100 Mombasa Kenya The kindergarten choir preparing for a presentation 6 7 . Ngari Mahihu BOARD Marlene Reid Simeon Taabu Lucy Yinda Fred Ojiambo Dr. after 3 long and hard years at Gikomba. before the end of 2007. Paul Wangai Jnr. Reagan got into the habit of sniffing glue and smoking cigarettes.” WemA at work 2009 As demonstrated in the attached highlights. his teachers decided that he should jump a class and so. rural boy from Kisumu. Reagan moved to Mombasa and settled at Maboxini Slums. Janet Says: “Wema has been my home for the last 12 years. Reagan was arrested by Municipal Council Askaris and remanded to the Likoni Remand Home for 9 months. To his dismay.HigHlights She is still a part of Wema. He was told by his relatives that his parents died when he was an infant. Benson Mbogoh Amb. Reagan managed to score the highest marks in the 2008 Msambweni District exams and was again moved up two classes. He also scored the highest marks in his class in the 1st Term of 2009. However. However. In his early childhood. It has been my mother and my father and has shaped my future and destiny beautifully through continuous love and encouragement. Reagan recalls how he would prepare his meals using old tins. Reagan lived with his Aunt in Kisumu and was attending Abinjo Primary School. if only to dull the pain of living on the “Reagan is obedient and hardworking. Unfortunately. Reagan discovered that the Municipal council had destroyed Maboxini and he could not locate most of his friends.1st Term 2009 for the young. He lived there for 3 months before moving to Gikomba in Nairobi. On his release. which went towards the Income Generating Projects.

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