Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
This description of Benjamin Ogunyo's work was prepared when Benjamin Ogunyo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Benjamin Ogunyo is getting Kenya’s street children back into their homes by empowering their families to become economically independent, socially responsible, and emotionally accessible for their estranged children. By alleviating the severe pressures impoverished families face, he is helping build healthier communities capable of taking responsibility for solving problems together and overcoming poverty, crime, disease and hopelessness.
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