Kenya

Working With Children in Kenya

World Vision Kenya is actively responding to conditions of severe drought in 15 of the country’s 23 affected counties. Beyond the emergency response to drought, our priorities for children in Kenya are three-fold: strengthening family livelihoods and resilience, ensuring child protection and access to quality education, and improving child and maternal health.

Savings groups allow families an opportunity to build up small amounts of capital they can use for family needs, or to invest in small businesses. We work with community groups, including faith groups, to help foster a culture where children in Kenya are safe and thriving. And it all begins with equipping new mothers with knowledge and access to essential health services that provide their newborns with a healthy start in life.

Your impact in Kenya

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

 

  • 2 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 125 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 34 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 115 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 1,012 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 

  • 3,121 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 105 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 1,843 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 47 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 137,408 people including children benefited from food aid, helping them fight hunger and malnutrition
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

 

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
 

  • 3,121 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 105 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 1,843 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 47 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 137,408 people including children benefited from food aid, helping them fight hunger and malnutrition
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 

  • 8 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 409 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 32 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 10 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 212 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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