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
  • 202 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 3 children survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 703 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 9,044 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 12,196 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 192,791 people benefited from food aid, helping them fight hunger and malnutrition
  • 33 health facilities received medical equipment and supplies to better care for children and families
  • 62,500 people were counselled on how to properly care for mothers and babies during and after pregnancy
  • 785 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

 

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

  • 22 schools were renovated and 22 others received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 435 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 5,615 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 61 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 7,650 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,364 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 2,435 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 655 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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