Kenya

Working With Children in Kenya



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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.
 

  • 5,520 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 10 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 433 adults participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 161 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance children's rights and create positive changes for children
  • 88 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 4,487 children received guidance on their spiritual journey to discover, understand and grow their relationship with God
  • 52 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme, and figures from the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada.

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

  • 22,335 parents and caregivers learned about proper nutrition, common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 12,500 people were counselled on how to properly care for mothers and babies during and after pregnancy
  • 792 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 33 health facilities were improved with renovations or stocked with resources to better care for children and families
  • 138,140 people including children benefited from food aid
  • 7,382 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme, and figures from the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada.

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

  • 1,030 children are participating in clubs that make community decisions and advocate for their protection and wellbeing
  • 2,835 children are participating in life skills clubs to learn essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 20 advocacy clubs are in place for children and youth empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 2,234 children now have access to teaching spaces to help them learn how to read
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme, and figures from the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada.

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

  • 220 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 12,036 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 204,000 kg biofortified crops harvested or produced
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme, and figures from the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada.

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

  • 754 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 11 new or improved latrines are granting families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness
  • 16,433 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme, and figures from the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada.

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