“The boy child is an endangered species in Africa.”
-Kenyan Aid Worker
THE STATE OF BOYS TODAY:
Nearly half of the homes in Kenya are single-mother homes, and the number of men abandoning their families continues to increase. Hundreds of thousands of boys are growing up without a father and/or a positive male role-model.
The academic performance of boys across the country is steadily declining.
There are more than 500,000 children living on the streets of Kenya, and the vast majority of that number is made up of boys. Life on the streets for these boys consists of crime, drug-use, illness, and abuse.
Despite the efforts to empower women, the rates of men sexually and physically abusing women and girls continue to increase.
The number of programs and organizations specifically addressing the challenges boys are facing remains exceptionally low.