People often ask us why would we take our boys on home visits if they fled their home/families to escape violence/abuse?
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
I’d like to talk about our staff at Play Kenya and Rafiki Mwema. Where do I begin? We ask SO much of them, not because we are tough employers, at least I don’t think we are, but we ask them to change their thinking so much. Not all our staff come from safe and gentle
You might see a lot of photos with our children playing, swimming, dancing and there is a really good reason for that! When we first started working with our boys, it was when they lived very tough and dangerous lives on the streets of town. I had always had a want to work with these
Everyday good things happen in our four therapeutic houses. Everyday a small change happens taking one of our Kings or Queens striding on towards a ultimate goal – but somedays are just AMAZING!!! Today is one of those days Two years ago a small frightened little girl arrived in our house. She was five years
Being a volunteer; visiting Kenya; coming to Rafiki Mwema (Play Kenya); Life changing experience. What is that all about? I think I struggle with the whole concept of volunteering because I don’t really know what it means.I struggle to explain what is expected or hoped for because I can’t really name it. I think it
I’ve been home for 12 days. I still find myself tearing up, crying, bawling at everything/ anything. I still haven’t turned on my telly. I didn’t start unpacking for 1 week, was this a sign that I didn’t want to put my old life back together because I felt different now?? Or was it because
‘A Secret Safe to Tell’, Indigenous Australian version Empowering Resources (Naomi Hunter), Rafiki Mwema and FSG Australia are joining forces to raise funds to create an Indigenous Australian version of A Secret Safe to Tell, by Naomi Hunter.
Sitting at breakfast this trip has been a joy. We have taken two boys from our older Kings house with us each morning. It gives me a way of ensuring I spend time with them all, as I have a crazy busy agenda while I’m here. It has other impacts to. Many of the boys
Lisa has brought sunshine and laughter to our Rafiki Mwema community and we have been passionate and active followers of her honest, open and tough to read story of her journey with terminal cancer. She reflects the very spirit of our beautiful children and loved that we had a mutually loving and reflective relationship with Lisa.
I am not sure where to start with this post. It is long overdue.. It should have come months ago when Laura from Asante Adventures started ‘Safari Mwema’ for Rafiki Mwema. It should have come while all of the wonderful participants where busy working hard raising funds to reach their $2000 target or perhaps it