The home was set up in September 2016 and is the home to 14 previous street children and young adults.
All the children and young adults in this home have lived most of their lives between the streets and an abusive orphanage. Letty spent three years supporting these children at this orphanage, until 2016 when it was closed down by the local government.
After many months and procedures, the social welfare office gave Letty permission to open a home for the 9 children that were left homeless, and registered her as their legal guardian. These children have succeeded so much since having a loving stable place to call home and Letty, their legal guardian, has raised them in this house since 2016. Letty recently rescued Fred & Eliah from the streets meaning this is now a home to 11. Please go to the “Meet The Kids” page to find out more about each of their journeys so far.
As of September 2020 there are now 14 children and young adults living in the house. Pascal, Baraka and Mohamed have been welcomed into the family.
Faustina’s role at the house is to cook lunch and dinner for the children during the week. However she is so much more than the cook and is a huge part of our family, and has been with us since the house was first opened. The kids adore her and when Letty travels back to England for short periods, Faustina stays at the house with the children and supervises everything.
Neema joined our family in August 2018 as the house was in need of a day time guard and cleaner. Neema, again, is much more than her title role and is a big part of our family. The house is constantly full of laughter and joy which is what these children were previously missing in their lives. Placeholder text placeholder text Placeholder text placeholder text
Eliah is studying in his 6th year of primary school, he is currently in the top twenty of his class and he hopes to become a doctor.
Fred is also in his 6th year of primary school, he is not the most academic but he is very talented at football. He is regularly asked to be the goalie for the 18+ matches.
Simoni is 15 and after finishing his primary school education he is now studying at boarding secondary school.
Iddy has been on the streets since he was 5, and was supported through his primary education whilst living at the house. He is a very talented rapper and will be starting a course in music production later this year.
Street Children Iringa have supported Pishon through his primary education whilst living at the house. He is now in his second year of private secondary school where he is learning good english, has very good grades and plans to become a Teacher.
He is also a keen musician and has recorded three songs that are now played on the radios.
Gosberth is the genuis of the family. After finishing studying at the local government school in 2016 his results were so amazing he was chosen to go to one of the top english speaking secondary schools. Four years later, he is now in his final GCSE year and has the top results of the year of 158 students. He has made history at the school as no one coming from a government Swahili speaking primary school has ever done this well. He is now fluent in English and is determined to be a huge success.
Baraka has now finished his secondary education and with the support of Street Children Iringa will be enrolling in a years tourism course where he can learn the skills needed to work in the national park. He will then be able to move out of the house and start his life.
Flygod finished his secondary education along with Baraka. Street Children Iringa will now support him in chef course and hopefully support him in setting up a micro enterprise business that will allow him to be independent and start his adult life.
Razarlo finished secondary school. After this he studying a driving course, allowing him to have a skill to fall back on and gain an income. He is now also studying a year’s tourism course at the local national park where he hopes to gain a job as a safari tour driver. He will then start his life independently.
Eva is the first from the home to go to university. She is currently studying a course in Business Administration. She was recently chosen as prefect of her year and is regularly asked by UNICEF and Restless Development to speak on behalf of girls empowerment at local events.
Lidia is twins with Eva and for the last year she has been volunteering at a local private nursery school. She has gained alot of experience here looking after the baby class and up to 4 year olds. She is planning to study a course next year in teaching or social welfare.
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