Joseph Gatheci came from a troubled family situation. Finding his life there unbearable, he went to the town of Mai Mahiu and lived on the streets with several other boys. Stealing and glue-sniffing became the way of life for them.
When John Njane began to provide some food and encouragement it was a life-line for them. The Kenya Initiative was born out of a response to the desire to help. Money was raised to have John take the street boys into his home and feed, clothe and prepare them for schooling.
Joseph turned from a hardened street kid to a young man trying his best to succeed in school and life.
Joseph is now finished his high school studies, taken a computer course and we are now looking for finances to send him through a training course on driving heavy machinery. From street to school to a future and a hope.