Youth and their Communities

The Nest

In providing care for children of imprisoned women, the Nest must consider the community and the family structure from which the children come. These families tend to come from rural communities or squatter villages, where there is limited opportunities for economic development. The mothers tend to be undereducated, and there is usually no father present.

With this in mind, The Nest works hard to assist the mothers upon their release from prison and their return to their villages.

- The Nest helps establish the women in small income-generating businesses, and pays the childrens' initial school fees to ensure education is resumed.
- The Nest is seeking to develop its own income-generating projects, which would act as a model for the women, and could potentially employ them.
- At The Nest, the children are expected to participate in the daily work of The Nest.

The consistent message from the Nest to mothers and their children is that responsibility and hard work pay.

New Dawn School

The students who attend New Dawn come from extremely poor families and communities. The working members of their families are typically day laborers who earn low and inconsistent wages. Their homes are crowded, and lack water, electricity and modern sanitation. Very few families are able to pay school fees for their children to attend New Dawn, so New Dawn must seek outside sponsorship for each student.

New Dawn and Saba, International are partnering to address these circumstances in the following ways:

-Seeking to develop "income-generating projects" to help off-set the school's expenses. This would also provide employment for some students' families
-Supporting New Dawn graduates in technical and university training expenses through scholarships
-Supporting a local village leader who is completing his university education

New Dawn School believes that investing well in each student will bear fruit for each family, each village, and the nation!

Bethel Outreach Children's Center

The children who attend Bethel Outreach live in desperate circumstances. Poverty, malnourishment, disease, over-crowding, violence, lawlessness and lack of sanitation presses in on them constantly. Some are orphaned through AIDS and violence. Without intervention their lives are a direct ticket to desperation. Bethel Outreach aims to break this cycle of desperation through education of the youth of Kibera, and is working to involve parents more in their childrens' education.

"I thought I could not make it to keep these, God's children, and I could not provide for them, but the Almighty has really been on our side....We are grateful for the immense support we have been getting from you team and more so for standing with us in prayer.  We see the children of God excelling!"  

spoken by Mary Adinda, director of Bethel Outreach

 

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Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

Isaiah 58:12