The Many Hopes Justice Framework is a template for sustainable, replicable justice globally. It combines the three imperatives of Rescue, Educate and Advocate to raise local children to solve the problems that charity alone cannot. Each site goes deep in one community at once with:
RESCUE: MUDZINI KWETU GIRLS’ HOMES
Mudzini Kwetu is our first four girls’ homes in Mtwapa, Kenya. Our homes are designed to make girls feel like what they are: members of a family, not orphans in an institution. Each family home has four bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, housemother and family of mixed-age girls. This is their home and their family until they choose to leave and make their own lives.
RESCUE: BOYS' HOMES
(to be completed in 2018)
Raising boys to be men who not only do not abuse girls and women but actively stand against abuse is one of the greatest accelerators we will have for the rights of girls around us. Our four boys' homes will house abused and abandoned boys and raise them to be justice-minded men of character.
EDUCATE: A School Like No Other
Click here to see pictures from opening
Our first elementary school has a capacity of 900, plus pre-school, and a high-quality curriculum that will take from the best in the US, UK and Kenya. This is not a ‘charity school’ but a school that you would send your children to. It will educate children from poverty and privilege together so it is doubly sustainable:
I) Financially: Fee-paying students ensure the school not only funds itself but generates revenue to fund the next.
II) Philosophically: Children who would never otherwise meet grow up understanding each other’s realities and become networks of adults with an imagination for justice and the tools to act on it.
Click here to watch a video on why this school is like no other.
ADVOCATE: Mudzini Young Justice Center
(To open January 2019)
Children are abused around us because laws intended to protect them are:
1. Not effective
2. Not enforced
The Mudzini Young Justice Center will house and fund our team of child rights lawyers and researchers advancing the well-being of children through the law. It will work in three areas:
• Public Interest Litigation – Prosecuting landmark cases that will affect every child in the country
• Policy Research and Analysis – Examining why laws don’t work and making recommendations based on research and international case studies
• Nurturing Future Advocates – Teaching children to know their rights, know when those rights have been abused, and how to access justice for themselves and others
The Mudzini Young Justice Center is named for Bradden Hamilton Young: our friend and colleague who lived for Justice.
Read all about the Mudzini Young Justice Center: http://manyhopes.org/youngjusticecenter