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Riruta Ward Cleanup Activity

Oya Oya Youth group in partnership with Mtaani radio held a cleanup activity on the 9 th of October 2016.  The event was graced by young people from different parts of the country, Mtaani Radio fans, aspiring leaders as well as the area Member of County Assembly (MCA) Samuel Njoroge alias “JuaKali”.

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First Visiting Day at Mother House

The last Friday of the month of September 2016, was a day set aside for a parents meeting at the Koinonia Mother House in Riruta, Dagoretti sub-county. Mother House Rescue centre is one of the two centres under the MAECI project, in partnership with Amani Onlus and Koinonia Community. This day offered the children an opportunity to interact with their guardians and parents for the first time since they were rescued from the streets. The children are currently undergoing an eight month rehabilitation process which also incorporates informal education.

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Picking up the Pieces

They are young, still in their teen years but the responsibilities at hand are enormous. These are young mothers aged between 16 to 20 years.  Ideally they would have been either in high school or in college pursuing their education for a better future but that is not the case, as they are tasked with the responsibilities to take care of their young ones.

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Koinonia Mother House: The Making of History

It’s on a sunny Saturday on the 10th day of September at the Mother House in Riruta Satellite, where children here are busy recording a compilation video to capture some of the activities they have been up to these few months.

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The Day of the African Child 2016 Celebrations

It has been 40 years since the youth of South Africa marched in all parts of the country on a lonely journey for a better education, a transformed South Africa and Africa at large. On this day, we salute them, the children of 1976, who gave their lives so that we and future generations of Africans and South Africa could free ourselves from the yoke of apartheid, establish a new democratic order of honoring the child rights and live together in peace and harmony.

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Celebrating 27 years of Service in Kenya

Koinonia celebrated her 27 years of service in Kenya. During this period, Koinonia is glad to have positively transformed hundreds of lives, guided by her mission to work with the children and marginaliuzed in the community.

Many have had their basic needs provided; given formal education; provided with business skills; and a hope for a better tomorrow. This has been achieved through the support of our partners, members of staff and the community at large.

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Fundrasing - Help a Vulnerable Child Realize a Dream

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In Kenya, vulnerable children and especially those living in the streets endure great hardships and indignities in their daily lives. They are abandoned, detitute, poverty-ridden and necessities such as food, clothing and shelter are unaffordable luxuries to them. The key pillars of life such as family, quality education and long-term adult support and guidance are also unattainable illusions. Worse still, they ofteen have their most fundamental right - right to life - threatened and violated.

Samuel Mwita Wins Youth Enterpreneurship Award

Mr. Samuel Mang’era Mwita a former Koinonia Community beneficiary led other youth - former beneficiaries from Anita and Ndugu Mdogo homes to scoop the Kito-Domogo Enterpreneurship Challenge Award. Samuel and his Staff Investment Group (SIG) hope to enhance reintegration success among care-leavers and street youth. He dedicates the award to all Koinonia beneficieries and posses it as a challenge to them.

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Former Koinonia Beneficiary Wins a Youth Enterpreneurship Award

 
Mr. Samuel Mang’era Mwita  led other youth (former Koinonia Beneficiaries from Anita and Ndugu Mdogo homes) to scoop the Kito-Domogo Enterpreneurship Challenge Award. Samuel and his Staff Investment Group (SIG) hope to enhance reintegration success among care-leavers and street youth.

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Renown Author and Teacher Visits Mtaani Radio studio

By Tebby Otieno

As a young journalist in the media industry, I have hosted many guests during my educational program, in Kiswahili Elimika Mtaani that airs every Saturday morning from 7am to 11am on Mtaani Radio, a community radio station based in Dagoretti Sub County that targets Dagoretti Sub county residents. I have hosted various guests, but hosting the famous teacher and author Vincent Owondo was not any ordinary moment in the studio.

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