The St. John Eudes Rehabilitation Centre was founded in 2001 on the mandate of the Catholic Diocese of Kitui to assist the increasing number of children who, due to challenging economic and social circumstances, are forced to live on the streets in Kitui and surrounding districts.
The Centre offers an environment that promote their holistic growth in order to build their lifestyle, achieve self-worth and dignity, and provides them with the emotional, psychological and material support necessary to enable their successful reintegration into community life.
It prepares children to lead meaningful lives in the future by empowering them with necessary to become independent and responsible people in the society.
The Rehabilitation Centre operates with the aim of reconciling these street children with their families and rehabilitating them to home/school life, providing them with medical care and, where necessary, giving access and funding for primary and secondary education.
Based on these criteria, the St. John Eudes Centre has so far successfully rehabilitated over 700 street children since its foundation.
In 2021, the Centre took in 46 boys and girls.