Kenyawi Kids and our generous donors raised enough money make the children of STEKAs dreams come true, a brand new home built in 2012! Originally designed for 40, we now have over 90 residents who proudly call STEKA ‘home’. The aim of this project was to rescue abandoned and abused children from the streets of Blantyre and bring them up in a family environment where they can be taught important life skills, in a safe and secure home that they can call their own.
Godknows Maseko and his wife Hellen co-ordinate STEKA house in Blantyre. He is an inspiring man with a clear vision for Steka’s future. The foundation of his vision is to run Steka as a family home and he has achieved this. There are currently 90+ children in his family ranging from about 17 years to toddlers aged 2. The children have come from the streets of Blantyre and some have been abused as well as abandoned.
During weekday evening the children read stories and study then at weekends they all help to wash clothes, cook, go to church and watch the television together as a normal family unit. Everyone helps in the food preparation and the chores as well as games and fun for all!