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. 
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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.

  • 5520 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 1030 children are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 80 adults participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 20 advocacy clubs are in place for children and youth empowering youth to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 9 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livelihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 4 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 4 community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 84 faith leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 4487 children received guidance on their spiritual journey to discover, understand and grow their relationship with God
*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 138140 people including children benefited from food aid
  • 7382 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 2234 children now have access to teaching spaces to help them learn how to read
*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 2835 children are participating in life skills clubs to learn essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 220 youth received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 8438 children learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 3865 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 754 children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 11 new latrines are providing families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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