About Us

The Wema Centre is a Local Non-Governmental Organization, Empowering Children and Communities in Bamburi, Mombasa since 1993

Wema Centre is involved in the Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Re-Integration of both street and needy community children in Mombasa. It offers a wide range of services, including child Residential Care, Health Care, Psychosocial Support, Non-Formal/Remedial & Formal Educational Support, Vocational Training, to Street and Community Outreach Services.

Our Vision

A society where every street-connected child is rehabilitated and attached to a family.

Our Mission

To rehabilitate street-connected children through holistic care and support, and attach them to stable families.

Our Mandate

To rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate street-connected children into mainstream society.

To rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate street-Connected children into mainstream society

The Wema Centre has two decades of experience in interventions related to street-connected children and a team of well-trained and qualified social services experts who possess extensive experience working with not only street-connected children, but also with County and National governments, faith-based organizations, volunteer placement organizations, learning institutions, and the media, making Wema stand out as an impressive and valuable organization.

Wema Centre started its operations in 1993 by providing care to only 6 street-connected girls. Over time, the organization has expanded its services to encompass street and community outreach, educational support, healthcare, and vocational training. Today, Wema Centre’s programs benefit over 500 children, both directly and indirectly, representing a remarkable growth from its modest beginnings.

In recognition of the impact of Wema’s work and its commitment to transform street children and other vulnerable young people into fulfilled and responsible adults, Wema Centre was awarded The Kellogg’s Child Development Award in New York by The World of Children Inc, and Lucy Yinda (the founder of Wema Centre) was awarded the Head of State Commendation medal by former Kenyan President H.E Mwai Kibaki, in 2005. Wema Centre also won the top Stars Foundation children institutions impact award for Africa, Asia and Middle East, and was awarded the prestigious STARS Impact Award (Child Protection) in UK in 2011. These recognitions reflect the significant impact that Wema Centre has had in promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and youth.



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