Kenya

Working With Children in Kenya


 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
World Vision Kenya continues its active response to conditions of severe drought causing over 90 per cent of open water sources to dry up and affecting nearly 3.5 million people. 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.

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:
  • 16 service-providers and institutions have improved performance capabilities because of additional equipment, capacity or budget.
  • 476 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 9,192 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 214 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 3,810 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 219 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 121 community-based organizations, faith-based orgnizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
  • 428 community leaders, faith leaders and local partners were trained to understand and address underlying issues that make children vulnerable.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
 
  • 44,305 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 300,536 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 601 community health workers and volunteers were trained in topics equipping them to provide good care for children and families.
  • 240 government health workers received training on the prevention of COVID-19.
  • 18 community health workers received training on the prevention of COVID-19.
  • 254,250 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 22,210 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 90 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
 
  • 22 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 21,189 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 11,363 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 3,926 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 273,812 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
  • 764 people received support with agricultural resources, including large and small livestock and seeds.
  • 26,402 USD was distributed to families through cash and vouchers, giving them the ability to meet their urgent needs.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 212 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 1 water sources were constructed, rehabilitated or improved, providing safe water for children and families to drink.
  • 14 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 

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