Street children in Mombasa enjoyed an iftar from a humanitarian organisation Kenya Red Cross Society.
The KRCS Mombasa branch together with other donors surprised the over 200 children with food over the weekend.
The serving targeted various areas where the street families call home among them the ‘Maboksini’ area within Mombasa Island.
KRCS Acting Welfare Officer Rafik Rauf said that the holy month of Ramadan has been a blessing to both the organisation and the community as anonymous donors have come on board helping the organisation reach various special groups in sharing with them a meal.
Long term measure to alleviate street children from suffering
Mr. Rauf said the children have been going through a lot of challenges among them lack of basic needs and the humanitarian body has been implementing various programs geared towards uplifting their lives.
[KRCS with OrphanAid Kenya distributing food to street children. Photo/Courtesy/KRCS].
“This is not just distributing the meal during the holy month of Ramadan and leave them on their own but also implement long term projects that will uplift their living standard,” noted Mr. Rafik.
He said the organisation has enabled some of the street children join technical institutions and later become self reliance.
“We have a practical example where through the organisation, some of these children joined technical institutions, graduated and embraced self employment,” he said.
The Social worker revealed that by sharing a meal with the street children makes them feel loved and that they have a family closer to them.
Mr. Rauf disclosed that the KRCS and street engagement program has positively impacted the society and if more support is provided, the program can greatly help the ‘familyless’ children.
[KRCS Mombasa branch staff and volunteers at Boston prison, Shimo la tewa. Photo/Courtesy/KRCS]
The humanitarian organisation together with OpharnAid Kenya also over the weekend shared the same spirit with little Angels Orphanage at Mtongwe, the Boston prison at Shimo la tewa and Answar orphanage in Mwakirunge, Kisauni Sub county.