Our Vision

The children and youth Heshima Kenya serves today become tomorrow’s advocates creating social change, individually and collectively.

Our Mission   

Heshima Kenya specializes in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, young women, and their children living in Kenya. Our shelter, education, and community outreach services, coupled with local resources and the refugee community, empower this population to live healthy lives. By providing resources for long-term support, refugee girls and young women become catalysts for strengthening networks creating sustainable change within the local and global communities.

Our Model

After nearly 25 years of protracted refugee crisis in Kenya, Heshima Kenya is proud to have redefined how models of protection best work for this population. Our award-winning holistic model provides short and long-term support through opportunities for refugee girls to access their human rights, experience economic success and skill development, and become leaders in their own communities. Under an umbrella of intensive case management, participants receive wrap-around services including critical medical care, shelter, education, and counseling services required to foster healing and empowerment.