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  • Foster Home Day
    Today we held one of our foster home days. All the children age 12 and above came together. We talked about topics of being right and responsibilities. After this we had activities demonstrating what it means to be responsible. It was a very successful day and the teens really enjoyed it.
  • 3rd Food relief
    A few days ago, we had our 3rd time giving out relief food to the poorest families of our community in Port Reitz where our school is located. Director Joseph Matheka was present in Kenya. He was encouraging parents to be strong, to continue trusting in God meeting their daily needs in this difficult season.
  • Parents day
    Today, august 22nd is an important day. The first seminar on parenting skills. Rehabilitation is only done with the boys, but the problems often originate from the situation at home. The officials from Kenya are enthusiastic about our approach and will come over from Nairobi to open the seminar.
  • Family
    Our new boys in Onesimus have been going through some rehabilitation after that it’s our aim to reintegrate them back to their family. Here are some pictures of some boys who are successful reunited with their family. As S2S we keep in touch with the family. We are very proud of our social workers who do an amazing job. A family setting is still the best for any child to grow up in.
  • Milk Donation
    We thank the county government of Mombasa for donating 100 boxes of milk for the children in the foster homes and for the boys in Onesimus. Asante sana!
  • The new website is launched
    After months of preparation we launched today the new website of Shoulder 2 Shoulder: https://s2s.ngo.
  • Team work
    Our new Onesimus boys have been training a lot as a team. Look at how well they can do some acrobatics!
  • Food relief
    After the first distribution on 30th April, we felt it was necessary to send our social worker and headteacher to visit every family we are helping to determine the needs (more than 40 have between 5-10 children). When we looked at their data, we decided to first give an equal ration to every family on our list. And then we would follow up two weeks later and give the very needy families a top-up ration.
  • Gratitude
    One of the new boys whom was taken from the streets, is sharing his gratitude! We are grateful to help boys like him, helping and leading them to a better future!
  • Donate action started for food relief COVID-19
    Shoulder 2 Shoulder is een geefactie gestart om voedseldistributies te kunnen houden voor de allerarmsten in Mombassa. Als gevolg van de lockdown die door de Keniaanse regering is afgekondigd hebben zij op dit moment geen andere manier om aan voedsel te komen. Als je mee wilt doen met deze actie kijk dan snel op geef.nl. Hier komen ook regelmatig updates over de actie.
  • 50 extra boys at Onesimus
    In response to Covid-19 pandemic, National government, Street Rehabilitation Trust Fund, and Mombasa children department and other stakeholders teamed up together to address the issue of homeless street children in Mombasa and found a committed partner in Onesimus Good News Boys Centre (OGBC) a program of Shoulder should International that focused on rehabilitating street boys. We can report the cooperation lead by the County director children department Mombasa has managed to rescue 51 boys out of the Mombasa street.
  • Kenya is also hit by covid-19
    Kenya is also hit by covid-19, for several weeks there has been a lock down. The families of our Dickson school are casual workers, no work for day means no money = no food. They are struggling. Even though we have pleaded with the government to allow us to continue our food program, they don't allow us. Through the Dutch board of S2S money was raised and on Saturday over 90 families got food packages.
  • Safari
    Last Saturday the boys from Onesimus were taken on safari by the UK team! They had the best day! Thank you so much!
  • Ministry Time
    Thank you MPC Mtwapa for visiting and having ministry with our Onesimus boys today! Thank you for taking time to spend with us. God bless you!
  • Training and preparation
    Last week our pupils from grade 4 and 5 had some preparations and had to run around the field to prepare them for some competition. Our children really enjoyed it and performed well.
  • High visit for Onesimus
    Today Onesimus Goodnews Boys centre were honoured to be visited by the Department of Registration of persons and death, Majengo office led by Madam Rose and her staffs. We say thank you so much.
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