The need for the rescue center came about when some youth in Maxfacta who tested HIV positive were stigmatized, discriminated and kicked out of their homes. The rescue center also takes in:
- Abused women
- Ex-juvenile delinquents
- drug rehabilitators
- HIV/AIDS orphans
The people in the rescue center are given shelter, food and the children get the opportunity to go to school. There are 20 children in the centre, in the age from 9 to 17 years. The children are trained on live skills, for example beadwork, making detergent and embroidery. We also teach them facts about HIV/AIDS and how to live positively with an infection.
The rescue center is currently housed in a small tin-shack structure in Soweto slum in Kayole in Nairobi.
We are constructing a bigger and permanent place to house the centre. The foundation has been completed, but the construction cannot continue now due to lack of funding.