It is early Wednesday morning, and I am with my two daughters. We navigate Nairobi’s tangled traffic and pulsing central business district on our way to visit the Maisha Girls’ Safe House. We are only approximately 20 minutes from bustling downtown Nairobi and immediately sense that this is a truly safe space for the dozens of girls who call it home. It is our first visit here and I can already tell that, besides excitement, there is something different moving in me.
Six months ago today I was ordained a Catholic priest… yes… you read that correctly! Don’t know about you, but it does not feel like it was half a year ago. Time moves strangely these days.
Ugali is not a meal by itself but is served together with traditional vegetables, different kinds of meat and sauces. Ugali Youth Organization is the ‘meal’ that is being dished out to the needy youth. We seek to replenish vulnerable youth in our society by meeting them at the point of their deepest needs. Since ugali needs to be accompanied by stew, meat or vegetables, our partners, volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders are the ‘stew’ needed to make us complete so that we can collectively be able to fully meet the needs of the vulnerable youth in the various projects represented here.