Birthdays fit for a King or Queen

Birthdays are always a time to celebrate. An opportunity to embrace turning another year older and the growth of the last year. Not only does the birthday boy or girl get to feel like the …

Birthdays are always a time to celebrate. An opportunity to embrace turning another year older and the growth of the last year. Not only does the birthday boy or girl get to feel like the King or Queen they are, they  also get to see how much those around them love them. Naturally we like to make a big deal of them.

When a child comes into our care we do not always know the date of their birth, something which happens in about 50% of cases. This is a result of the children having no records (mostly in the case of children from the street). Others may not be connected with or remember their family. Sometimes we are able to find their family however they may also not have the hospital records. In these cases, we choose to celebrate the child’s birthday about two to three months after they enter the house. This ensures they have a chance to get excited about a celebration focussed on them.

When the big day rolls around, the birthday King or Queen are spoilt by their Rafiki Mwema family. As the centre of attention they are fed birthday cake and subject to the Kenyan tradition of being ‘washed’.

There’s always lots of laughter with everyone joining in the fun. Celebrating our Kings and Queens as they turn another year older and grow into balanced and loving adults, living the lives and receiving the love they so deserve.


Birthdays celebrations are made possible with the generous donations of our Sponsors. For example, for $4.50 you can provide one of our little angels with a birthday cake! To find out how you can get involved visit us HERE.


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