Kenya is one of Africa’s most developed countries — it is also one of the most unequal. More than 43% of people in Kenya — many of them children — live in poverty. The current, devastating food crisis is forcing families who depend on livestock for their livelihoods continue to migrate in search of food and water. The situation is growing worse by the day, and many children risk losing their lives.
In Kenya young children are often obliged to work instead of being able to go to school as they have to put food on the table for an entire family. In Kenya, an estimated 130,000 children live in the streets as a result of poverty, family neglect, and social discrimination.
Many of them are forced into exploitative child labor and eventually even commercial sex work. At present, an estimated 10,000 children have been caught up in the sex trade, particularly in the country’s coastal regions.
We Stand Tall Foundation has taken on the target of reaching as many people as possible and invite everyone to give a unique and meaningful gift that will bring joy – and change lives- this coming March 20th International Day of Happiness. Our slogan: Happy Child-Happy Life!
We Stand Tall Foundation believes every child deserves happiness. We want to do whatever it takes for children – giving a gift to the children that are part of our educational programs – transforming their faces into beautiful smiles at the upcoming celebration of International Day of Happiness