Lamu Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

213 children received vaccinations, growth monitoring, and deworming treatments when we partnered with the Ministry of Health to bring healthcare to children who live far away from clinics. As part of the community's sanitation campaign, we partnered with the Ministry of Health to introduce new technology for constructing pit latrines in areas with weak soil. In order to improve sanitation facilities and reduce water-related illness for students, we constructed new pit latrines at two schools. 54 children with special needs were identified and assessed to determine the best school placements for them. We also shared information with their parents on the importance of educating children with disabilities. To improve children's learning environments, we constructed an additional kindergarten classroom and provided new desks at seven early childhood development centers. Campaigns were held to raise awareness of the importance of education and increase the number of children enrolled in school. Community councils took part in a series of meetings that equipped them to handle cases of child abuse and child rights violations.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Kenya>Lamu

Sectors

  • Education
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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