Barani / Malindi, Kenya
Charles is 14 years old and comes from Barani, a village two kilometres away from Malindi, on the North-East Coast of Kenya. He is one of five siblings being cared for by his mother. Charles was accepted into the Compassion program.
Compassion makes health care, Bible teaching, life skills training, counselling and school tuition available to young people in places like Barani. It is through the Compassion program that Charles tried Alpha.
As Charles took part in the Compassion program, he grew out of a lack of self-confidence, gained a new sense of confidence, and became a leader at his school. He says it is at Alpha he realised that God loves and cares about him and his life.
Watch Charles' story below.