Gap Ministries supports Mombasa’s most vulnerable children and young people…those living on the streets and garbage dumps.
the charity runs two daycare centres, one for street connected boys up to the age of 18, and the other for children aged 2 - 13 years living on the main municipal garbage dump. The charity have one foster family home with 12 boys living with foster parents.
The Stepping Stones Centre for boys from the streets provides a place where they can receive food, showers, and have their clothes laundered, There is fun, games, recreation and teaching each day along with motivational and spiritual teaching, love and discipline. The centre aim is to enable boys to adapt in preparation for leaving the freedom street life offers, to living in the foster home and returning to education.
The Joseph Centre for Children is a day centre situated next to the garbage dump. Children attending are provided with food, hygiene facilities alongside fun and games. Younger children use the creche facilities whilst older children are taught literacy and numeracy. The charity currently enables 39 children to attend primary school with a further 40 children being taught in the centre.
The foster Family home houses boys who have chosen to leave street life. The foster parents are the role models for the boys who experience family life with parents who love them and each other. The boys all attend school or college. Currently, the charity had one boy who obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering, has one boy in his final year at teacher training college, one boy who boards at a school for deaf children, 8 boys in high schools and one boy in primary.