Malaika Kids rescues the most vulnerable children from the streets of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. They may have been orphaned from HIV/AIDS or other diseases or left homeless because of poverty or disability. We give them a stable, cared for upbringing.
We work with the Ministry of Social Welfare to provide support through two programmes. Our Relatives Support Programme for children fostered with relations, and our award-winning Children’s Village at Mkuranga.
Where possible the children are reunited with wider family members, willing and able to foster them, with assistance from our Relatives Support Programme. We help the children to have a stable upbringing and do this by supporting relatives to adopt children wherever possible.
Unfortunately there are situations where we are not able to find relatives. We then move the children to our purpose built, award-winning Children’s Village in the country, where they will grow up in small family groups within a local community.
On leaving school, they may return to Dar es Salaam and live once more at our Reception Home while studying or training for employment.