A vulnerable child is defined as being under the age of 18 years and currently at high risk of lacking adequate care
and protection. 
For this reason, all children are potentially vulnerable on account of their being dependent on survival on the adults in
their lives.Children who fall in the category of vulnerable include
 orphaned by the death of one or both parents; 
 abandoned by parents; 
 living in extreme poverty; 
 living with a disability; 
 affected by armed conflicts; 
 abused by parents or their carers; 
 malnourished due to extreme poverty; 
 HIV-positive; 
 Having an incarcerated parent
 and finally, those marginalized, stigmatized, or even discriminated against.  
In putting her message across, Mackrine shares stories of three children from the street. The stories are real but the identities have been changed to protect them. Mackrine is experienced in product management and general management having worked in various capacities at Safaricom Plc for over 18 years and having been Chairperson of the Safaricom Investment Cooperative for eight years.
As a counselling psychologist affiliated to Nawiri Centre for Health and Wellness, Mackrine applies her knowledge to champion the promotion of mental wellness. Her key focus is the prevention of mental illness, reduction of stigma and promotion of timely intervention.
The full appreciation of the importance, application and value of psychology is lagging behind in the Kenyan space. Its her desire that through her involvement together with others in the field, they will be able to expand this scope. That they will make it possible for the increased appreciation of positive psychology, that more of those in need of therapy will appreciate the existence of their need, that they’ll seek timely intervention and to obtain early relief from their distress. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx