Miahaya

Step Two - We Embrace

Once we've connected with children in street situations, they begin the healing process. During their first year, we bring them to our Norviwo Centre, a safe space to enable them to focus on their new journey to transformation.

Miahaya

"Let's Heal"

At Future of Africa's Norviwo Center (Norviwo), we begin to transition street residents between the ages of 13-15 into a 1-year program focused on restoring their physical, emotional, and mental health. We trace and reunite street residents with their families to facilitate reconciliation and mending broken relationships. Our goal is to improve the well-being of Norviwo residents and providing extensive care through our Norviwo Extended Family Support (NEFS). Our NEFS are high school students, university students, and professionals who offer their friendship, mentorship, job-shadowing, employment, and network.

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How Miahaya Works

After we've identified committed street residents through our Midzo Program, we then work to transition them into a mindset of healing and hope. At Norviwo they participate in a thorough health screening at our partner clinic, assessments from trained clinical psychologists and social workers to create a detailed profile and care plan. For a street resident to be eligible for Mihaya, they must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be between the ages of 13-15 years
  • Registered consistent participant in Midzo for at least 6 months
  • Demonstrate interest and commitment to leaving the streets
  • Demonstrate respect for FOA’s values and team

Norviwo residents who successfully complete Miahaya are then enrolled in our Miasrornu Program, allowing them to attend and board at our partner schools and vocational training centres. Future of Africa is currently developing a plan for an alternative technical education program for street residents.

Step Three - Miasrornu

The Impact Of Miahaya

FOA receives on average 10 requests from street residents to leave the streets every month. We have transitioned 34 into Miahaya, traced 100% of their families, and enrolled 14 in our Miasrornu program. 100% of street residents who ran back to the streets return to FOA for multiple second chances.



Our Impact

  • If we can get even one kid off the street to become a prominent person in the future, it will give one more street resident some hope to strive to get a better life.
    Eunice Nusimebia Agbenyegah

Every Moment Counts

Every moment a child is off the streets and in the classroom is another moment for the Future of Africa.

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