Orphans and vulnerable children are part of a major social problem that fuels the poverty cycle in developing countries. Statistics show that more than a quarter of all orphans in the world are in Africa. This situation is not different in Kenya with HIV and AIDS along with other social factors contributing to the increase in children affected. The statistics surrounding the rising population and the immense suffering of these children is overwhelming. Traumatized by the death of their parents, these orphans become antisocial with the society seemingly becoming impervious to their plight. Furthermore, these children do not have guardians to protect and care for them, thereby become easy targets for human traffickers. The devastating impact of HIV/AIDs on the adult population coupled with adverse socioeconomic effects continues to erode family resources. This has in turn denied the orphans and vulnerable children a chance to access basic needs such as proper health care, education, shelter and nutrition.
Focus Dream Center aims at developing interventions to address this situation in Kenya through the scholarship program with a goal of providing the following:
* Nutritional and livelihood support
* Educational support
* School supplies