Lifesong Kenya
About Us Page

About Us

Lifesong Kenya was formed in 2010 and registered as a Community Based Organization in 2013 to empower boys and at-risk male teens through positive masculinity, capacity building and restorative justice. 

 

Research shows that boys and young men who are growing up without a father are often vulnerable. This being so, they lack positive male role models to look up to, lack direction, purpose and likely to engage in social vices. This often results in engaging in violence, crime, school dropout, alcohol and drug abuse.

Who We Are

We are a community of passionate individuals who are committed to empowering exceptional male teens and young men to achieve their full potential. Together we inspire both boys and young men through positive masculinity to become positive change makers and leaders in their community. 

We believe that boys and young men deserve our concerted efforts towards transforming their lives, environment and life situations. We welcome you learn about us, join and support our movement.

Our Mission

To enable at-risk male teens to see possibilities and develop positive masculinity that will enable them to thrive.

Our Vision

To offer individualized and group mentoring and coaching to inspire at-risk male teens to see themselves thriving beyond their limitations and live life to the fullest.

Our Values

Personal Excellence | Courage | Integrity | Responsibility| Compassion | Initiative

WHAT WE DO

Most exceptional young men often blame themselves, their families, community and surroundings for their reality. Their self-esteem and confidence is completely shattered and needs rebuilding. Our first step is to help them replace old habits with new thoughts and ways of doing things.

Reaching Out

We are always there to help boys and at-risk male teens to make sense of the circumstances they’ve found themselves in and outside prison. This enables them to find creative solutions that makes charting a new path possible.

Retooling

We provide an avenue for boys and at-risk male teens to learn new skills that they can use to find creative solutions. This includes skills training, positive masculinity, financial literacy, soft skills and ensuring that we provide the best learning experience.

Reducing Stigma

Vulnerable boys and at-risk male teens often face stigma and rejection from their peers, families and their community. As a result, they often end up having low self-esteem. We are trying to reduce this through replacing old habits with new attitudes.

Rebuilding

Most vulnerable male teens often posses self-esteem and confidence that is shattered and needs rebuilding. Our first step is to help them replace old habits with new thoughts and ways of doing things.

Reconciliation

When crime and offence happens, relationships are ruined. Our duty and responsibility is to provide a forum for healing and reconciliation between our boys, their families and the people they have hurt.

Relationships

We rely on building and developing relationships with various stakeholders who include wonderful people like you! We are grateful for those who continue to volunteer their time and skills and generous donations and giving and welcome you onboard.

OUR MODEL

Our model of reconciliation is based on the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15: 11 – 32).  In this Biblical account, the wayward son is welcomed back by his father despite the wrongs he has done. This gesture of reconciliation leads to healing and restoration. Above all, it also informs our understanding of God’s merciful and forgiving nature.

Consequently, the boys that Lifesong Kenya works with have committed crimes. But since they are already atoning for their mistakes by being in prison, they need healing, reconciliation and mending of broken relationships.

That’s why our program is vital for their well-being and that of the community they are reintegrating to. It is also the core that builds who we are as channels of reconciliation.

Want To Help Us

We believe that boys and young men deserve our concerted efforts towards transforming their lives, environment and life situations. We welcome you learn to about us, join and support our movement.

Our Programs

We believe that boys and young men deserve our concerted efforts towards transforming their lives, environment and life situations. We welcome you learn to about us, join and support our movement.

IMG20180817103606

REAM Program

This is a restorative justice program that empowers male teens aged 12 – 17 at Kamiti Youth Correctional Training Centre, Kamiti Prison. The program runs from Monday to Friday every week and includes:-

  • restorative justice (mediation, reconciliation and reintegration)
  • character development
  • coaching and discipleship, etc
Half Way Cycle 2019

Half Way Cycle

This is an annual cycling event from Nairobi to different towns and aims at creating awareness and raising funds for Lifesong Kenya and its programs.

So far, we have cycled from Nairobi to Migori Town for the past two years. This has enabled us to create awareness about our work, recruit more financial donors and raise money for part of our annual budget.

f1e604a9-baf6-4883-a660-397cec01a389

Project 254

This is a motivational program that brings onboard exceptional men and women who are willing to share their lives and journey through speaking engagements.

These talks aim at inspiring our boys to envision a better life that is beyond their present circumstances, environment and family background. As a result, they dream big.

Half Way House

Transitional Housing

This will provide transitional housing for boys and at-risk male teens who need more time to reconcile with their families, police officers and the people they’ve wronged and hurt. 

11390027_10204202100154944_5017329806108008118_n

Educational Fund

This is a fund that will enable vulnerable male teens who have sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education to join high school. It will target specifically boys who have not attained high marks due to environmental and societal problems they face while in primary school.

Lifesong Kenya programs

Business Seed Capital

We plan to have a business development fund aimed at empowering young men with business skills. Eligible recipients will undergo financial training before they receive a business loan. Once the boys receive the loan, they are expected to return it with a small interest.

Scroll to top