Glorius Rehabilitation Centre was established in 2002 with an aim of providing an opportunity to children in need of care and protection (CNCP) to be integrated back to their families as well as to access quality education as a human right. This was decided to avoid these children being indulged in drug abuse, sniffing glue and child labour. The centre provides learning opportunities, guidance for character development as well as an opportunity for children to engage in co-curricular activities that promote the physical emotional, cultural and spiritual nourishment for the well being of children. Glorious Centre is situated in Dandora Phase V Ex Muoroto in Nairobi. This project is registered under the ministry of East Africa community, labour and social protction as a community based organization Certificate No is 51282. Over the years, Glorious has steadily grown both in size and quality. It started with only ten rescued street children who were rescued from the Dandora Dumping Site which is the biggest dumping and with large number of street children in Kenya. They were accommodated in two double rooms and currently it has a total of 150 children (boys and girls) from ages 2yrs to 16yrs, For the last sixteen years, we are happy to state that among the ten rescued street children we started with they were able to sit for their K.C.P.E exams, and have joined secondary schools others doing vocational training as well.
It’s important to note that, most of our children live with their guardians. Single parent, both parents but infected by HIV AIDS and not able to provide basic needs hence forcing some children to engage in child labour in order for the other siblings to get what to eat. Given that some of them don’t have guardian in the city and they don’t want to stay with anyone apart from their family members hence its difficult for them to re unite with their parents due to lack of means of transport back to their homes, our organization intervenes and integrate them back of which they are received with joy and the school going age we co- ordinate with guardian and ensure that they are in school or they join vocational training to get skills. Due to lack of facilities we only manage to accommodate only 30street children from the Dandora Dumping Site and Mlango Kubwa Slum,kayaba as well as Mukuru Kwa Jenga.
Children learning in Glorious Centre have not been able to join public primary schools because of their poor socio economic background that makes it difficult for them benefit from free Primary Education. Given that majority of children in Glorious Centre belong to this category; we still believe that the little children have the potential to become productive members of our society despite the challenges.
Children will be provided with right to survival and development.
To promote the right to education among children in need of care and protection (CNP)
As well as a sense of belonging by integrating them back to their families by networking with the relevant stake holders in children sectors.