Street children using talent as a tool to preach peace

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The street children who have embraced a peace building process by using their talents
The street children who have embraced a peace building process by using their talents

Street children from Kapenguria town in West Pokot County have initiated a peace building exercise in the area, appealing for peace ahead of the general elections, by using various talents and gifts.

The street children, supported by Chewoyet High School and Redeemed Gospel Church Mathare, are now preaching peace using their talents manifested through songs, poems, spoken word, drama, reciting Bible verses and oratory forms.

Redeemed Gospel Church Pastor Robert Nato and Chewoyet High School teacher Victoria Nyabela said they are transforming children to be agents of social change in the community.

“We are supporting the methods to help street children to build a culture of peace and promote peace building within the community,” he said.

Speaking after providing food and clothes for the children at Redeemed Gospel Church in Kapenguria, Pastor Nato cited that they have recognized the talents the street children have in different fields, including arts, music and sports.

Mrs Nyabela said that through Chewoyet community outreach program they are transforming the lives of children at risk by building and promoting their talents.

She urged the County and national governments to set up a rescue center for street children in the area.

“We are trying to get the children out of the streets but you can’t do it in a day. Some have parents and we want them to go back to their homes,” she said.