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. 

  • 24,300 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 414 children in Kenya received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 2,351 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
  • 154 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families

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

  • 17,781 women and children in Kenya were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
  • 41,315 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources
  • 613 women delivered their babies safely, with the help of a skilled birth attendant
  • 933 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy

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

  • 47 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 11,840 preschool children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 34 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 3,219 children in Kenya received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms

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

  • 445 children and adults are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 277 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 16 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 40 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens

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