Help Street Children in Kenya

£2,355 of £2,350 goal

Raised by 96 people in 1 month
Nefeli Economidou-Foka  Exeter, England
Hello everyone, my name is Nefeli and I'm raising money  to offer counselling services to the street children in the Dagoretti rehabilitation centre in Kenya. The centre is called "Child in Need " and is operated by Amref Health Africa.

The "Child in Need" centre focuses on children from the Dagoretti slum, aged from 5 to 20 years old, who have ended up without a place to call home. These children have come from abusive households that forced them to leave their families, while others have been outright abandoned by their parents. In other cases, their parents have passed away due to HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, kids growing up under such harsh conditions are often lured into drugs and prostitution.

The Dagoretti rehabilitation centre provides these children with the opportunity to either return to school and educate themselves, or develop certain skills that would allow them to earn money (e.g. knitting, music, drama etc.) and support themselves. During my time there as a volunteer, I witnessed first-hand the centre's enormous contribution to the Dagoretti society. Nevertheless, I found that professional counselling 
was indeed missing, something that is essential in order to prevent mental breakdowns occurring. More often than not, children that experience such psychological collapses tend to return to the streets and engage in illegal activities. The aim of my campaign is to provide to the children regular therapy, in the hopes of increasing their chances for a safe and happy life. 


You could have a tremendous impact on those children. Your help is needed, now more than ever, to provide for these kids professional guidance on a regular basis. With £2,000 the centre will be able to offer up to 100 group counseling sessions for approximately 200 children including motivational speaches from former beneficiaries. With every £20 donated, an additional counselling session is offered to the children!  All of the money donated will be solely used to support this project.

In order to initiate the program for the new season, we need to raise enough money by March 31st. Help us make this dream a reality. Let's unite to help those kids and see more happy faces in this world!

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Update 4
Posted by Nefeli Economidou-Foka
1 day ago
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We've reached our target!!! £2,000 raised before our deadline!! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and supported our cause!! I have now raised the amount to £2,350 and it's going to remain that way until Friday, the end date! Again, all contributions matter even the smallest ones! You could have a huge impact on the lives of these children!! Let's see more happy faces in this world!! <3
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Update 3
Posted by Nefeli Economidou-Foka
29 days ago
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We've reached more than 75%!! Thank you so much for supporting me!! Every donation you make has a huge impact to the lives of these children!! With every £20 donated, an additional counselling session is offered! So, let's see more happy faces in this world!! :)

P.S. The girls on the video are from the Luhya Tribe!
Tribal Dance
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Update 2
Posted by Nefeli Economidou-Foka
1 month ago
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We've passed £1000!!! Over halfway to our goal! Please continue to help, and thank you to everyone who already has! <3 <3
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Update 1
Posted by Nefeli Economidou-Foka
1 month ago
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Already reached more than 25% in just 2 days!! Thank you so much everyone for your help, it really means the world to me!! Please let's keep it up!!
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Grace Lockyer
1 month ago
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Good luck! This is such a kind act for such a good cause! I am actually going to Kenya later this year and plan to help children there (you can see more on my page) but well done to you!

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£2,355 of £2,350 goal

Raised by 96 people in 1 month
Created February 6, 2017
Nefeli Economidou-Foka  
£100
Anonymous
19 hours ago
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£10
Anonymous
1 day ago
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IV
£15
Ioli Vartsou
1 day ago
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£40
Anonymous
2 days ago(Offline Donation)
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£40
Anonymous
8 days ago(Offline Donation)
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£20
Anonymous
12 days ago
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£20
Eldiyar Nazarmetov
12 days ago
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GG
£100
Githinji Gitahi
12 days ago
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£35
vasilis Koytsilieris
12 days ago
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συνεχισε να βοηθας οσο μπορεις. Μπραβο σου.

MP
£10
MARIA PETSIOU
12 days ago
1
1
Grace Lockyer
1 month ago
1
1

Good luck! This is such a kind act for such a good cause! I am actually going to Kenya later this year and plan to help children there (you can see more on my page) but well done to you!

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