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:
  • 2,550 school clubs are giving children opportunities to advocate for their rights
  • 2,812 children are participating in decisions that affect their lives
  • 1,238 adolescents feel that their community is a safe place
  • 2,270 community members learned about child protection
  • 3,553 children have been involved in activities focused on their spiritual care

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Kenya funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 47,377 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 5,044 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 719 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 23,334 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 16,464 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Kenya, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 1,500 preschool-aged children have been assessed as having the capabilities they need to progress to primary school
  • 227 children who are not in school have received vocational training
  • 2,000 children participated in digital learning programs
  • 658 children have completed training in life skills
  • 443 parents and guardians are actively supporting their children’s early childhood and development education 

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Kenya funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 27,961 USD was distributed to people in need
  • 3,565 people received financial support

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Kenya funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 15 new taps were installed
  • 2,249 families who went to our training on how to treat water so that it's safe to drink are now using water filters or purification tablets to do so
  • 1,214 families have access to improved water sources
  • 58 families built new toilets
  • 2,349 people learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Kenya funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020

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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.