What does back-to-school mean to you? Backpacks, school
supplies, a new teacher, a fresh start...
For children who live on the streets, getting into school and
staying in school are a special kind of dream. The kind of dream
they barely dare to hope for in the midst of grinding life on the
The Tumaini Children's Drop-In Center in Eldoret,
Kenya is one organization (a good one) helping to make those
back-to-school dreams come true. "Tumaini" means "hope" in
Kiswahili, and they are trying to bring hope. What does this
look like for street kids in western Kenya? Have a
$100 can put a child in Kenya in school for an entire year.
Tumaini is engaged in their first ever back-to-school campaign to
put street children back into school. Join them today. Give a street kid the kind of
hope that lasts a lifetime.
(PS - If you want a more academic look at what life as a street
kid looks like in western Kenya, our group of researchers just published this paper about substance use
among street children there. Not surprisingly, there is lots of
sniffing of glue -- cheap, available in stores, and it dulls your
hunger and pain of all varieties. All the more reason we need
places like Tumaini!)