||Child Rights & Advocacy
A Kisumu city free of child rights violations
Project target group
Abused children and children affected by abuse from the peri ad urban areas` of Kisumu East and West Districts.
Project is guided by the united nation convention on the rights of the child, African charter for the rights and welfare of children and the children Act 2001 Kenya.This is a project that promotes the protection of the child rights to the fullest. It facilitates the promotion of social cultural behaviours and practices that upholds child rights through advocacy. The project targets the family members who are assisted to promote protection and care for children/youths against any form of abuse. It aims to develop an interaction and understanding with orphans and vulnerable children. The field worker is expected to develop trust and build rapport before a discussion and invitation to the children to attend the Pandipieri rehabilitation centres. Furthermore, the project works with other agencies, the private sector and communities (pro-bono lawyers) to enhance the promotion of child rights.
- Identification of child abuse cases done staff and community Childs rights Actors.
- Community Awareness and Education on child rights and responsibility conducted by staff, also given is community training and talks.
- Rescue; (remove from immediate harmful environment to temporary shelter) case of extreme abuse.
- Cases of child abuse and neglect are investigated and an intervention recommended by staff.
- Care and case management plan is developed for each child.
- Publication; radio programme, calendar, posters and stickers to pass information on child rights and responsibilities to the community.
- Networking and collaboration: cuts across in all the projects with likeminded organization and relevant government department, probono lawyers, the police, hospitals, referrals, childrena legal bazaar, the courts.
300 children supported at home in day primary schools in Nyanza and Western provinces.
5 children in boarding primary school, 16 in secondary boarding school, 16 in secondary day schools.
4 5 youths enrolled for vocational training and completed successfully.
2 youths in college (teachers training and accounts)
900 cases of child abuse handled 300 cases rescued and offered temporary shelter.
200 children linked to legal services providers with 120 cases of children being picked actively by the probono lawyers.
2 childrens meeting held with over 500 children sharing on issues that affect them as children.
16 radio programs aired in a local radio station with over 100000 people listening to the program, 80 making calls to get clarifications on issues related to child rights and responsibility.
Class levels of 450 children identified with 150 children being admitted in surrounding formal schools.
Childrens legal bazaar held participation of over 1000 children from various schools and 18000 calendars with advocacy messages produced for distribution within the peri and urban areas of Kisumu.