In February 2017 ACN partnered with the Single Mothers Association of Kenya (SMAK) to remove teen mothers and their infants from the streets of the Nairobi slums.
Both the young mothers and their children are provided safety, food, shelter, clothing, and general care for one year on the SMAK compound. While their children receive day care, mothers receive vocational training, e.g., tailoring, soap making, bead work, baking, etc. and counseling.
In February 2018 it will be time to review and learn from the pilot and hopefully, through the support of our donors, expand the program to include not only additional teen mothers, but pre-teen mothers, as well, all of whom have little hope for a sustainable future without our intervention.