• Pastor Dorcas said drug and substance abuse addicts should be placed in rehabilitation centres for the purpose of keeping their dreams alive.
• She shared her vision for revalidating the boys and men of Kenya and getting them off the streets during her visit to the Villa Maraini Foundation in Italy.
Pastor Dorcas Gachagua has demonstrated her homegrown boychild rescue plan to the global platform during her visit to Italy where she shared her passion for the programme which seeks to rehabilitate boys and men from drugs and substance abuse.
The deputy president's spouse shared her vision for revalidating the boys and men of Kenya and getting them off the streets during her visit to the Villa Maraini Foundation.
Dorcas was hosted by the foundation’s founder, Massimmo Barra and Deputy Ambassador Connie Maina at the national agency which is supported by the International Red Cross for pathological addictions.
"The war against drug and drug addiction must be fought by everybody. Because, if teachers and clergy are able to get into that space, they are the ones who are always with the people," she said.
The clergy, she noted, are in close contact with the addicts as they visit them in their homes, meet children in schools and spend a lot of time with the people.
Pastor Dorcas said drug and substance abuse addicts should be placed in rehabilitation centres for the purpose of keeping their dreams alive.
"My ultimate goal is to have a rehab centre that will be able to accommodate them in areas of treatment, vocational training, a sports academy and agribusiness within the same premises. This way they will not go back to the frustrations in the streets and relapse back to the same situations and circumstances,” she said.
The Foundation in Italy offers services that include treatment and rehabilitation of drug, alcohol and other substance abuse including against gambling.
Pastor Dorcas days before also visited rehabilitation villages in Israel, where addicts undergo rehabilitation and treatment in the villages established in a homely atmosphere.