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Isaac Gitau

My name is Isaac Gitau and I started working for Play Kenya seven years ago. The project I was employed with, was to work with boys who had come directly from the streets, where they were introduced to a loving, kind and therapeutic home. This approach was unheard of in Kenya. They were

Meeting the village elder

I don’t know where to start today. I want to give you an uplifting insight into the transition from the streets to the workplace and what we are doing for the boys we are supporting but so many things compromise the positive post I want to share. Yesterday we had a great day,

Meet our Mums

Do we announce this small part of our plan, our vision, with joy at being able to bring hope to a few Mamas and their babies who live on the extremely dangerous streets in Nakuru? Joy that we will work with them to build a future where their babies will be safe, day

Mama’s and Babies

Let me take a minute to update you on how our Mama’s and Babies are doing. One of our Mum’s has made so many changes to her life. She no longer sleeps in fear and hunger. Her house is clean and is looking very homely. Her baby looks so much healthier and is

Peter Njuguna

I am Peter Njuguna and I have grown from a boy to a man with Play Kenya. I simply love the job I do. Every day brings new joys and new challenges as I work closely with the boys who have recently come from the streets into rented houses and small businesses. Every

From a child to an addiction

From a child to an addiction Working with young adults with addictions will never be easy. People talk about how they choose to take drugs; that they know what they are doing. But is that true? Dr. Maté, renowned addiction expert, says we need to have a compassionate approach toward addiction, whether in ourselves or in others.

Being the Founder

Being the founder of all that has been done here in Kenya, doesn’t end with me no longer being part of Rafiki Mwema. Play Kenya existed for 7 years before that and will exist for many years into the future. My heart was ripped into a million pieces but has come back together

Being Arrested

*** TRIGGER WARNING OF VIOLENCE*** Many of the young people we support at Play Kenya have had tougher lives than you can imagine. Living on the streets is complex and frightening. The boys will talk openly about the violence they receive from all areas, including when they are arrested and kept in the


Hi, my name is Anisha, and I have known Anne-Marie and Play Kenya forever! I met Anne-Marie when she first came to Kenya and set up her Attachment Play Programme in an orphanage where I worked. Her approach blew my brains. It was so child focused and relationship based. Understanding the way she

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