Gospel singer Kevin Bahati has launched a foundation that aims to help street children get access to education.
Bahati Tena Foundation was launched on Wednesday, May 4 by the singer in the streets of Nairobi.
“Today (Wednesday) I had lunch with thousands of street kids from Nairobi as I involved them in launching my foundation – Bahati Tena Foundation. Glory to God I will be taking at least 20 street boys and girls to school each year,” Bahati said.
“I received the foundation certificates this week.”
The Barua star says he hopes to establish a children’s home soon. “Glory to God again Bahati Tena Children’s Home will be starting in months’ time. All I need is your prayers,” Bahati told eDaily.
Bahati says he opted for a foundation because he is not able to adopt more children. He currently has three adopted children named: Morgan, Rose and Purity.
“Every week I get unknown visitors knocking on my door, especially street kids; but I am not able to adopt more children, but God has made it possible for me to launch a foundation,” said Bahati.
The singer says his pretty turbulent background shaped his latest move.
“Before I became Bahati, I promised God when He lifts me up, I’ll always remember where I came from. And always share with the needy, especially the orphaned.”
Bahati lost his mother when he was little and was thus raised at the ABC Mathare Children’s Home.
After being part of local gospel dance crews and trying his hand in music, he finally got his breakthrough when fans accepted his work Mama.