“Kids on the streets often struggle with addiction because you need something to numb you to the elements, to numb you to the reality that you’re a seven-year-old kid sleeping under a trailer. I'm amazed at what these kids are able to do to get past the addictions, past the trauma of living on the streets, readjust, and go back to school. There’s not just one kid who stands out; they all stand out to me. They've gone through things that I can’t even imagine.
“A couple of weeks ago, supporters raised tuition money for a kid who had made it to university. For him, that was a huge deal. Think about it: just a few years ago he was living on the streets and now he's going to get a college education. It’s stories like these that inspire me. It all boils down to chances. Human beings need second chances. Living in a community like Memphis makes me think, What can I do to make Memphis better? And what can I do to spread the word that my brothers out there also need some help?"
Naivasha Children’s Shelter website: http://shelteryetu.org/
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/naivashachildrenshelter/