Max's social worker says, “Max came running towards me in happiness and hugged me calling out my name.  He is very happy, healthy and strong, so different to the boy I met in the prison last year.”

£100.00

Action for children: £100 will provide an advocate for a child in prison so they gain freedom and a future.

Max’s story:

Max, 15, was diagnosed with HIV and experienced abuse from his step-mother forcing him to enter a cycle of homelessness on the streets of Mombasa and being picked up by the police.

Our partners met Max in Likoni Remand Home in March 2018. He had rashes all over his body and chose to live a solitary life within prison. As time went by, he started participating in Glad’s House life skills and football programme. He developed a relationship with the Glad’s House social workers and disclosed his health status. They funded a medical report that was shared with the Children’s Officer in charge and this led to his release. 

Unwilling to return home, Max went to live in a children’s home and was able to attend school. Glad’s House report that Max has progressed really well at school being a hard working and bright boy, who is very well behaved. He says he is hoping to go to university to studying chemical engineering.

Action for children:  Glad’s House provide street children who have been falsely imprisoned in Kenya, to receive support, care, and representation within the justice system.