Our September 1% will fund a library within a Juvenile Remand Home in Mombasa for 545 children, many of whom have been locked up for living on the streets.
With no education facilities available and 3 month sentences often dragged out for a year, the prospects are bleak for the young people who are placed in the home. Our grant will fit and stock a library which the children will have access to five days a week. There they will find fiction, non fiction and school text books as well as a youth worker encouraging them to make the most out of the space and offering further support.
Glad’s House are lobbying to change the current remand system within Mombasa. We are proud to be working with them on this project and look forward to bringing you updates as the library is built.