Kenya Kids Project
About Us

Our History

Our History

HOPE worldwide Kenya (HWWK) was registered in 1999, although prior to this, a team of Christians from Nairobi Christian Church, a member of the International Churches of Christ, would reach out to and serve the needy through benevolent activities.

These voluntary activities attracted more people to participate and before long the vision translated to an established institution that would carry out the activities in a legal, coordinated and professional manner.

Initially HWWK received financial assistance from Rotarians for Fighting AIDS and Rotary Club of Nairobi East to help vulnerable children in Mukuru with provision of basic education and appropriate nutrition. Rotary Club of Nairobi East supported HWWK to build a Hall in Mukuru Kwa Ruben to serve the community.

HWWK programs were officially launched on 23rd February 2003 in Mukuru Informal Settlement by the then U.S. Ambassador Mr. Johnny Carson. Thus began our work with HIV prevention.
HWWK has grown and provided support to thousands of vulnerable youth, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), women, and key and priority populations in different parts of the country. These beneficiaries have been reached through various programs including HIV prevention, care and support/treatment, education subsidies, healthcare, nutrition, psychosocial support, shelter, vocational training, entrepreneurship training, support to access micro-finance, initiation of businesses, and linkage to the job market. HWWK has also complimented the Ministry of Health through mobilization of blood donors so as to meet the deficit of blood in the Blood Banks in hospitals in Kenya.
The work of HWWK has been made possible through resources mobilized from various donors and agencies including the U.S. Government, the Global Fund, the Canadian government, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, Swedish International Development Agency, Shell Oil Products Africa, the Walmart Foundation, trusts, other charities, and individual donors.

HWWK has also worked in close collaboration with other stakeholders that include the government of Kenya, development partners, other NGOs, community based organizations, faith-based organizations, corporations, trusts and selected learning institutions. HWWK is a member of several national technical working groups, and is a member of the Health NGO’s Network (HENNET) and joined its board in 2016. HWWK is also Deputy Chair of the Volunteer Involving Organization (VIO) Society. Despite being a local NGO, HWWK continues to maintain close collaborative ties with HOPE worldwide members in other countries especially in Africa and in the U.S.

HOPE worldwide Kenya (HWWK) was registered in 1999, although prior to this, a team of Christians from Nairobi Christian Church, a member of the International Churches of Christ, would reach out to and serve the needy through benevolent activities.

These voluntary activities attracted more people to participate and before long the vision translated to an established institution that would carry out the activities in a legal, coordinated and professional manner.

Initially HWWK received financial assistance from Rotarians for Fighting AIDS and Rotary Club of Nairobi East to help vulnerable children in Mukuru with provision of basic education and appropriate nutrition. Rotary Club of Nairobi East supported HWWK to build a Hall in Mukuru Kwa Ruben to serve the community.

HWWK programs were officially launched on 23rd February 2003 in Mukuru Informal Settlement by the then U.S. Ambassador Mr. Johnny Carson. Thus began our work with HIV prevention.
HWWK has grown and provided support to thousands of vulnerable youth, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), women, and key and priority populations in different parts of the country. These beneficiaries have been reached through various programs including HIV prevention, care and support/treatment, education subsidies, healthcare, nutrition, psychosocial support, shelter, vocational training, entrepreneurship training, support to access micro-finance, initiation of businesses, and linkage to the job market. HWWK has also complimented the Ministry of Health through mobilization of blood donors so as to meet the deficit of blood in the Blood Banks in hospitals in Kenya.
The work of HWWK has been made possible through resources mobilized from various donors and agencies including the U.S. Government, the Global Fund, the Canadian government, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, Swedish International Development Agency, Shell Oil Products Africa, the Walmart Foundation, trusts, other charities, and individual donors.

HWWK has also worked in close collaboration with other stakeholders that include the government of Kenya, development partners, other NGOs, community based organizations, faith-based organizations, corporations, trusts and selected learning institutions. HWWK is a member of several national technical working groups, and is a member of the Health NGO’s Network (HENNET) and joined its board in 2016. HWWK is also Deputy Chair of the Volunteer Involving Organization (VIO) Society. Despite being a local NGO, HWWK continues to maintain close collaborative ties with HOPE worldwide members in other countries especially in Africa and in the U.S.

Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission

Vision

Empowered Healthy Communities.

Core Competencies

  • Community mobilization.
  • Community participation and engagement.
  • Community systems strengthening.
  • Community based service delivery/interventions.
  • Partnership building

Mission

HWWK is a faith based organization that exists to work with youth and children to improve their quality of life through responsive and innovative health programming among underserved communities in Kenya.

Values

  • Rights– Based programming.
  • Accountability and transparency in all our actions to ensure credibility.
  • Openness to feedback, ideas and learning to ensure we are creative and innovative.
  • Quality, excellence and the continuous improvement of services to deliver high impact and cost effective support for our stakeholders.
  • Service to the poor and underserved to bring hope and change lives.
  • Stakeholder participation for community based solutions.

Vision

Empowered Healthy Communities.

Core Competencies

  • Community mobilization.
  • Community participation and engagement.
  • Community systems strengthening.
  • Community based service delivery/interventions.
  • Partnership building

Mission

HWWK is a faith based organization that exists to work with youth and children to improve their quality of life through responsive and innovative health programming among underserved communities in Kenya.

Values

  • Rights– Based programming.
  • Accountability and transparency in all our actions to ensure credibility.
  • Openness to feedback, ideas and learning to ensure we are creative and innovative.
  • Quality, excellence and the continuous improvement of services to deliver high impact and cost effective support for our stakeholders.
  • Service to the poor and underserved to bring hope and change lives.
  • Stakeholder participation for community based solutions.

Guiding Priciples

Guiding Priciples

  • Gender: HWWK is committed to addressing the inequalities and harmful norms that put both men and women at risk of disease, poor health and violence.
  • Ensure strategic collaboration and coordination: Programs will ensure strong collaboration between HWWK and the counties where we work, the target populations, the local community and community organizations, to ensure a synergistic approach. We will also collaborate and cooperate with the GOK and with our donors as they coordinate on a national level.
  • Community capacity, ownership, and leadership: HWWK will focus on engaging in activities and capacity building efforts that lead to county and local ownership and leadership. In the counties HWWK will focus on developing, supporting, and sustaining the stakeholder capabilities that exist, especially in regard to community based organizations, target populations and groups.
  • Evidence-based Interventions: Interventions will be aligned and directly respond to the needs of youth, children, key and priority populations in Kenya with respect to the current evidence based interventions being used, and recommendations on best practices and lessons learned from other stakeholders.
  • Invest in leadership, capacity and systems for long-term sustainability: The programs will support civil society to cultivate leadership, build expertise and capacity, and strengthen systems to ensure responsiveness and sustainability.
  • Increase involvement of the private sector: The programs will continue to leverage the private sector through public private partnerships and other arrangements to improve the well-being of youth, children, key and priority populations.
  • Gender: HWWK is committed to addressing the inequalities and harmful norms that put both men and women at risk of disease, poor health and violence.
  • Ensure strategic collaboration and coordination: Programs will ensure strong collaboration between HWWK and the counties where we work, the target populations, the local community and community organizations, to ensure a synergistic approach. We will also collaborate and cooperate with the GOK and with our donors as they coordinate on a national level.
  • Community capacity, ownership, and leadership: HWWK will focus on engaging in activities and capacity building efforts that lead to county and local ownership and leadership. In the counties HWWK will focus on developing, supporting, and sustaining the stakeholder capabilities that exist, especially in regard to community based organizations, target populations and groups.
  • Evidence-based Interventions: Interventions will be aligned and directly respond to the needs of youth, children, key and priority populations in Kenya with respect to the current evidence based interventions being used, and recommendations on best practices and lessons learned from other stakeholders.
  • Invest in leadership, capacity and systems for long-term sustainability: The programs will support civil society to cultivate leadership, build expertise and capacity, and strengthen systems to ensure responsiveness and sustainability.
  • Increase involvement of the private sector: The programs will continue to leverage the private sector through public private partnerships and other arrangements to improve the well-being of youth, children, key and priority populations.

Our Motivation

Why we serve

We serve because the Scriptures call us to love and serve the poor and needy throughout the world as Jesus did. By demonstrating God’s love through our work, others are able to regain their worth, realize their potential and experience life in all its fullness.

Who we serve

HWWK works with youth, orphaned and vulnerable children, marginalized and key populations, poor communities and the general public to improve their quality of life through responsive and innovative health programming in Kenya. We serve all people, regardless of their religious beliefs, gender, cultural, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. We also provide technical support to other East African countries that are starting their local chapters of HOPE worldwide.

How we serve

In partnership with County Governments and other partners, HWWK strives to offer quality services to Key Populations, youth and children in line with the strategic pillars within which we work.

HWWK provides services through Wellness Centers and Drop-in Centers, in collaboration with County Health Medical Teams.

We also work through the Mukuru Center of HOPE offering youth vocational training and doing community mobilization towards HIV prevention, economic empowerment and poverty eradication.

Our Motivation

Why we serve

We serve because the Scriptures call us to love and serve the poor and needy throughout the world as Jesus did. By demonstrating God’s love through our work, others are able to regain their worth, realize their potential and experience life in all its fullness.

Who we serve

HWWK works with youth, orphaned and vulnerable children, marginalized and key populations, poor communities and the general public to improve their quality of life through responsive and innovative health programming in Kenya. We serve all people, regardless of their religious beliefs, gender, cultural, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. We also provide technical support to other East African countries that are starting their local chapters of HOPE worldwide.

How we serve

In partnership with County Governments and other partners, HWWK strives to offer quality services to Key Populations, youth and children in line with the strategic pillars within which we work.

HWWK provides services through Wellness Centers and Drop-in Centers, in collaboration with County Health Medical Teams.

We also work through the Mukuru Center of HOPE offering youth vocational training and doing community mobilization towards HIV prevention, economic empowerment and poverty eradication.

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