Our mission is to provide a Halfway House and a safe space to boys and young men who have gone through incarceration, abuse, neglect or exploitation.
We do this through:-
- alternative conflict resolution
- formal education
- mediation and reconciliation
- transitional housing
- life coaching and mentoring
- skills training and job placements
- social enterprises
- organic farming
- after care support
- community service
Working towards a world where boys and young men can unlock their full potential with the tools they already have instead of focusing on what they lack. Working towards a thriving community where men and women co-exist peacefully and compliment each other.
At Lifesong Kenya, we foster positive masculinity and believe that boys and young men deserve a chance to reach their full potential, be listened to and to be accompanied through hardship.
Here’s our big WHY:
- 60% of juvenile offenders are not visited by their families and need someone to accompany them to court. This is a clear indicator that support and care is a huge need.
- Youth who get released from prison end up become hardened criminals due to the vicious cycle they find themselves in. This calls for breaking the vicious cycle of recidivism so the boys don’t end up in adult prison as hard-core criminals.
- Most families of young offenders need parental care sessions and economic support to visit their sons in prison.
- Male youth in the community need guidance from adult male role models who can provide mentorship, training and job placements to prevent them from engaging in social vices.
Our thematic focus areas:
- Providing transitional housing for 3 months to male youth aged 18 to 24 years
- Providing a conducive environment that helps in healing and restoration
- Hands-on skills through organic farming and social enterprises
- Offering therapy, counselling and other aftercare support services
- Life coaching and mentoring
- Life skills
- Job readiness support
- Building resilience and self-reliance
Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Case screening and reporting
- Pre-release preparations and counseling
- Reconnecting child with family members and community
- School placements, mentorships, and follow-ups