The Problem

Our ‘street boys’ with Jan Ferguson, waiting for ‘Papasa’ football to start.

Football is serious stuff!

For thousands of children in Mombasa, Kenya, the ‘street’ is where they live their lives: hustling, sleeping, working, and eating.  The street is their home and this is where their daily struggle is endured.  Some are second or third generation street children. And the  number of children on the streets increases every year.

Currently in Kenya there are a few governments departments addressing the very real needs of these marginalized citizens; but there simply is not enough money to go around. It is up to grassroots organisations and NGOs (non-governmental organisations) to reach out to these children and offer them a helping hand. This is where Glad’s House is trying to help.

If you believe that every child deserves a decent chance in life, then you believe in everything we stand for.  The street children of Mombasa need friends.  Friends to help them survive, to prevent their abuse, to give them hope and self-respect so that they can look forward with hope to their future lives. .   Please read on and find out more about our work.