2011 PROTECTION IMPACT AWARD WINNER
The Wema Centre (Well Being Centre in Kiswahili) provides comprehensive care for street children, especially girls, and educational opportunities for orphans and vulnerable children from the Coast and Central Provinces, in Mombasa, Kisauni and Thika districts. Wema provides shelter, clothing, food, healthcare, psychosocial support and education to children. Where possible it seeks to reunite street children with their families and works with government offices across the country and village elders to monitor their progress and ensure effective reintegration. Moreover, Wema works at a political level to increase awareness and understanding of the issue.