Break Margins Africa (BMA) is a Community Based Organization that focuses on empowerment of marginalized boys and young men in Nairobi.

Our Goal

BMA’s goal is to restore hope, confidence, self-reliance, and purposeful living among marginalized young men through a holistic focus on economic, social, psycho-spiritual development and empowerment.

FRIENDSHIP HOUSE
School Visits – To ensure that our beneficiaries attend classes; regular follow-ups for beneficiaries in their respective colleges/schools without prior notice from the beneficiaries are conducted on a regular basis by BMA staff.

Home Visits – BMA conducts home visits to assess eligibility of its beneficiary to receive material welfare support

Monthly Meetings – BMA conducts skills-training to help the beneficiaries cope with stress and other challenges that are school related.

Mentorship Program – Throughout our program is a continuous accompaniment to mentor beneficiaries and to give them support as they go through our program. This is done at individual or group level.

Group Counselling Sessions – All beneficiaries meet with a professional counselor twice a month for a group counseling sessions

Individual Counseling Sessions – During the monthly group sessions, BMA identifies individuals needing private counseling sessions and schedules these sessions with our professional counselor. Individual beneficiaries are also welcome to request sessions with the counselor.

Spiritual Mentorship – Woven throughout our programs is an ongoing focus on spiritual formation, which is an approach that integrates body, mind, emotions, and the spirit and assists beneficiaries develop a greater understanding of their self within the context of a greater whole.

Handicraft Work – Individuals go through handcraft training where they make an assortment of bracelets, rosaries, necklaces, earrings etc.

Welfare Support – BMA provides food items, clothing, and basic household items for eligible beneficiaries upon request.

Team Building – BMA conducts occasional outdoor activities to enhance cohesion, solidarity and harmony among its beneficiaries.

Life Skills Training – These training are done twice a month alongside group counselling sessions.

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BMA Scaffolding Pillars

Economic empowerment

Poverty has a way of in-dignifying people. For one to live a dignified life therefore, constant and stable source of livelihood is imperative. Poverty alleviation hence is one of our key pillars, through which we help restore dignity to needy young men by helping them engage in sustainable source of livelihood.

Psychosocial support.

Stable mental and emotional state is key in helping people achieve their dreams, as well as lead a holistic life. Most of our beneficiaries come from challenging backgrounds which requires psychological interventions to help them deal with their pains in order for them to face life in a healthy way within themselves and in their interaction with others.

Spiritual Formation

Spirituality is the engine that drives hopeful, meaningful and purposeful living. Spiritual motivation and guidance is therefore part of our philosophy and is integrated in all our programs.