How the Brydges Centre Started...
In the 1990's the Kenyan civil society and government were attempting to develop strategies to counteract the problems related to the increased number of children living on the street. Mrs. Rosemary Eve Wafula established the organization in 1995 because she saw the need to support the growing number of Kenyan street children by offering spiritual guidance and meals.
More people saw the vision to help the children, so the centre was established to increase the support to the children in a more meaningful and comprehensive way. Soon after, it was apparent that there was a need for facilities due to the increase in number of children needing help.
Currently the centre supports 150 children who are orphaned, destitute, abandoned, and abused with the objective to provide shelter, food, education, counseling, moral rehabilitation, health care and clothing. Another objective is to provide support for childrens rights activities around the country.
Brydges Centre is registered as a charitable trust under the Ministry of Lands and is a charitable children's institution – Reg. No.CS No. 000321 (under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Services). Brydges Centre consists of a childrens home (65 children), outreach program (70 children in two nursery schools also known as drop in points) and two community skills training centres with an intake of 20 teenage girls and boys each year respectively.