According to Kenya Law Petition 570 of 2015, children need special protection. This is because children are among the most vulnerable members of society. They are dependent on others – their parents and families, or the state, when these fail – for care and protection.
For boys who enter juvenile prison the situation is worsened. Youth in Kenyan detention facilities seldom receive the right tools than can fully:-
- reconcile and reintegrate them back into the community
This being so, they often face stigma and rejection from their family and the community. As a result, the possibility of returning to past bad habits increases, leading to recidivism.
Half Way Cycle 2018
Lifesong Kenya is seeking to provide a halfway house to address the needs of the vulnerable boys as they exit the prison system. Research shows that a Halfway House facility and programmes that support youth exiting prison provides life changing benefits and prevents likelihood of re-offending.
Rehabilitation benefits the offender, family, the community and society as a whole. Clients will be housed from 6 to 12 months, according to their individual needs.
Half Way Cycle event
On December 12th 2018, our team will embark on a cycling event that will start from Nairobi and end on the shores of Lake Victoria. We are planning to create awareness and raise funds Kshs. 1.5 million. The funds raised will help us to manage a Halfway House for 12 months. The facility will support 10 youth at any given time before they can eventually transition into the community.
We cannot do this alone. We need your help and support. Through your support, you will change the lives of many youth as they endeavour to reintegrate into society. Support Half Way Cycle 2018 now and help youth from juvenile correctional centres find a lifeline.
Follow this link to contribute your support.