I was asked today about how one of our older boys is doing and I had to pause for a moment. Could I imagine walking a day in his shoes? This young man has endured a life of torture pain and fear and just managed to come to us before he technically became an adult.
Our young boy comes from one the most horrific backgrounds you could imagine, and the biggest miracle is that he survived the sadistic abuse that he lived through. He was the second born of 4 children. He had a very gentle loving Mama and his tortured face softens when he remembers tiny bits about his
Recently we were asked to be a guest speaker for the lovely ladies at 'She The Change' From the moment they emailed they have been so kind, giving and just wanting to support Rafiki and anyone they are in contact with! Sarah's nerves were high as always.. but she managed to get through her
Things are pretty ok over in Kenya – something not easy to say when you are therapeutically parenting 66 children, many of them teenagers, so I guess our interpretation of ok may vary to yours!
Dear Oprah We have just watched a clip of 60 mins and we can’t tell you the excitement this generates as we feel as if you are speaking our words. We have 70 deeply traumatised children in four therapeutic houses in Kenya. Each and every one of our children has a
Can I take a moment to say a few things about this amazing man. He is a true and loyal friend to Rafiki Mwema and Play Kenya but so much more. I met Jimmy on my very first trip to Kenya 12 years ago this year and he has supported everything on our journey Jimmy
Being in Kenya is always a roller coaster of emotion and none more than this trip. I find that I move from laughing to crying from moment to moment. Things are pretty full on at this moment and we face some tough decisions in the next few days – when that happens you can forget
This memory from 4 years ago has made me so emotional tonight… These boys are now turning into adults. Our love is immense and we could not do this life changing work without you.
It’s that time of year again with many children starting school for the first time.. or even just a new year in a different grade/school. A wonderful insight into what some little ones might be thinking.. written by our wonderful founder Anne-Marie from The Annex Project..
Feeling proud and emotional and missing our Kenyan family more than ever at this special time of year. After our ‘feed our family in town’ campaign yesterday, we had such a wonderful response from you all and it was recieved well in town and our boys enjoyed the day so much.
We couldn’t be any prouder of Sarah Rosborg who was presented with the ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ award by the Rotary club in May because of her passionate, energy and determination to support traumatised children in Kenya.
The Yaru Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its latest project, to help provide world-class therapeutic treatment for Indigenous children who have experienced severe trauma.
The past of one of our beautiful girls is continuing to haunt her. This Rafiki Angel has a past life that I don’t think many of us could survive. She was prostituted for 10 years until she came to us at 12 years old. She is now 17. She struggles in daily life but she
Building the King's Castles (Taken from Constance's Facebook Page - Embeded below) Remember that time we built a home for sexually abused baby Queens in Kenya? And we showed the world that we won't be fucked with coz Queens are the shit? And my whole life
To sit and listen is a gift given to us. To sit and hear more about the lives our children lived before they came to us, feels like trying to breathe underwater. You are held motionless wrapped in the hugeness of the words that you can’t quite believe you are hearing. You dare not breathe
Their faces around the table, filled with excitement and expectancy. They waited and listened and responded. They asked questions that were direct and brutal. They looked straight into your soul or they kept their eyes cast down to the table. Either way, you felt the full weight of their shame and anger.
This may be one the most mind-blowing moments of our project. The day the video link went live really can’t tell the story of the eight years prior. Eight years of planning, talking, being told how ridiculous our plan was; Anne-Marie being turned away from meetings because she was a ‘silly woman’ and yet the
*** The picture does not relate to the story*** We try so hard for all our children to search for their family and build a connection, but sometimes news is not good. We are not saying they must return home as, for many of our boys, this is not an option due to physical and