We are excited to introduce our latest Australian brand to our family - JAASE!
Jaase beautiful fashion has collaborated with Rafiki Mwema to protect young boys and girls who are abused in Kenya. Jaase provide 100% of their net profits from the Rafiki collaboration range to support children in need.
Rafiki Mwema means 'Loyal Friend' and that is the project is to these young boys and girls. The impact of sexual abuse and the profound lack of care and support for young girls in Kenya who experience abuse is heart breaking, compounded by the stigma that then follows. We have had little girls as young as ten months come to us after being the victim of assault.
Providing the girls with safety, love and therapeutic parenting is critical. However, without providing the same safety, love and therapeutic parenting to boys, they would not be dealing with the problem and in turn, disrupting the cycle of violence. Rafiki Mwema have 2 houses in which they provide therapeutic support to boys who have survived the horrors of living alone on the streets, some boys from the tiny age of 5 years old. These boys have experienced the full horror of life on the streets and for many, this has included beatings, abuse and rape by both men and women. Life has taught them not to trust and without support, would likely to continue the cycle of abuse. At Rafiki Mwema, they work with the boys to respect themselves and others. They model positive behaviours towards women and give them the values to become safe husbands and fathers. They help them to understand that they are deserving of love.
All of the children live as a family, but in separate houses. They are therapeutically parented, using the PACE model and have regular therapy as individuals and in groups. They are supported to have safe contact with their families. They are loved and provided with a safe and consistent home, with adults they can trust.
They work with families, in the communities, with schools, churches, villages and with government officials to ensure the cycle of abuse is broken and that children are given the chance to live as children should. They are totally committed to supporting the children who have experienced things we could not even imagine and that many adults chose to turn a blind eye to. They help them to heal their trauma and grow to love, be loved and become safe and loving adults.
By supporting Jaase fashion, we can all help support these children!