Koinonia – Portraits of Nairobi

Tales from Kibera

Posted in Tales from Kibera by portraitsofnairobi on December 4, 2011

A work in progress animation. Drawings by the children at Ndugu Mdogo, Kibera.

Posted in Tales from Kibera by portraitsofnairobi on October 3, 2011

Kibera, April 4th 2011. The boys at Ndugu Mdogo Rescue Centre practice acrobatics with teacher Job Kihiko.

New Library Cabinets and Books for Koinonia Rescue Centre

Posted in Koinonia Community Kenya, KOINONIA: SELF-PORTRAITS BY NAIROBI STREET CHILDREN by portraitsofnairobi on July 9, 2011

/////// New Library Cabinets and Books for Koinonia Rescue Centre

Last month, funds raised from the sales of KOINONIA: SELF-PORTRAITS BY NAIROBI STREET CHILDREN were used to buy brand new text books and library cabinets for the children at Ndugu Mdogo Home and Rescue Centre. These included a range of Maths, Science and English text books, as well as reading and revision books.

The boys at Ndugu Mdogo would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has bought a copy of the KOINONIA book and to everyone who has supported the Portraits of Nairobi project so far!

Order your copy online now >>

Amazon  ///  Present London  ///  The Beardshop

Posted in KOINONIA: SELF-PORTRAITS BY NAIROBI STREET CHILDREN by portraitsofnairobi on May 13, 2011

 

ARTSMART

Friday 1 to Saturday 2 July 2011

10am – 6pm, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground16 John Islip StreetLondon

KOINONIA: SELF-PORTRAITS BY NAIROBI STREET CHILDREN will be on sale!

KOINONIA Book Launch – British High Commission, Nairobi

Posted in KOINONIA: SELF-PORTRAITS BY NAIROBI STREET CHILDREN by portraitsofnairobi on May 13, 2011

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18/04/2011

News from Africa article here>

Order your copy online >>

Amazon  ///  Present London  ///  The Beardshop

Posted in KOINONIA: SELF-PORTRAITS BY NAIROBI STREET CHILDREN by portraitsofnairobi on May 13, 2011


Posted in Tales from Kibera by portraitsofnairobi on April 30, 2011

16/04/2011

Ndugu Mdogo Under 14s football team preparing for a friendly match, lead by inspirational coach/social worker Jack Matika.

Posted in Koinonia Community Kenya, Tales from Kibera by portraitsofnairobi on April 30, 2011

22/04/2011

It was a 4am start followed by a 40 minuet drive by Mutatu from Kibera to the slum district of Donholm on the outer east skirts of Nairobi. For the past three weeks Ndugu Mdogo social worker Jack Matika had been visiting a group of 18 boys at their ‘base’ under a railway bridge. That morning 12 of the boys were sleeping huddled together under plastic sheeting. Jack helped them to light a fire and sat talking with them until first light. The boys hadn’t eaten in two days and from the moment they woke began to sniff glue to quell the feeling of cold and hunger. After they had warmed up Jack took the boys to a slum cafe and bought them all tea and Mandazi, as well as leaving enough money for them to take a second meal later that day.

Street work; identifying children at risk, gaining their trust and supporting them when they are most vulnerable, is just the beginning of Jack’s work. Within two weeks some of these boys will be rescued from the street to join the Ndugu Mdogo Home where their prospects in life will be improved dramatically.  (Read an update here>). However the rehabilitation process can take many years, and some of boys will have to remain in care whilst others may be supported back to their families and into education.

On More info about the work at Ndugu Mdogo Rescue Centre here>

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