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Start Small Education (Elimu ya Vijana Tuelekeze) Project Brief

Introduction

HOPE worldwide Kenya (HWWK) through a sub-grant from CARE International in Kenya received funding from the Start Small Foundation through the CARE USA Crisis Response Campaign: East Africa Education Initiative, to implement a two (2) year project to mitigate the effects of COVID – 19 on education. The project aims to ensure that adolescents (10-19 year old) in school stay in school and are able to transit to the next grades/classes or higher levels of education. The Project will do this by training teachers to provide mental health and psychosocial support to adolescents, empower adolescents with knowledge and skills on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH), life skills, financial literacy, and development of adolescent leadership competence skills.

Project Duration:

March 2021 to June 2023

 

Geographical Scope:

Nairobi County (Mukuru informal settlements) and in Kajiado Central sub-County, Kajiado County.

 

Project overall target:

To reach 31,000 adolescents (10 – 19 years) in school within 130 schools.

 

Project Goal:

Adolescent girls and boys reach their full potential in Kajiado and Nairobi Counties by 2023.

Objective:

Limit the number of adolescents, particularly girls, at risk of dropping out of school.

Outcome 1: Increased access to education for adolescent girls and boys.
Outcome 2: Improved acceptance of parents and community members on adolescents’ education.

Project Interventions:

  • Purchase and supply to schools of COVID-19 prevention supplies (cloth face masks and hand sanitizers).
  • Back to school campaign using bulk text messages to adolescents and parents and on Life skills, ASRH and GBV during school holidays
  • Capacity building of school guidance & counselling teachers’ on mental psychosocial support in schools, including managing cases of child abuse & SGBV.
  • Promote guiding and counselling sessions for adolescents & psychosocial support.
  • Back to School, ASRH & GBV outreaches to in school and out of school adolescents
  • Establish school groups for adolescents and provide psychosocial support, life skills and ASRH & GBV information, and financial literacy.
  • Community sensitization meetings for community leaders and members in the back to school campaigns at Chiefs’ barazas and Church meetings.
  • Implementation of VSLA methodology in parents’ group.

Nuru II

This project seeks to increase access to and availability of sustainable, high quality, comprehensive health and structural interventions among key populations and priority populations in Nairobi, Central and Eastern regions of Kenya under PEPFAR.

Funder
The United States Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC)

Locations
  1. Uasin Gishu
  2. Machakos
  3. Embu
  4. Kirinyaga
  5. Nyeri
  6. Meru
  7. Tharaka Nithi
  8. Kitui
  9. Makueni
  10. Muranga

DREAMS

This project supports the scale-up of combination HIV/AIDS prevention services for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) living in the informal settlements of Nairobi in the Republic of Kenya

Funders
The United States Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC)

Location
  1. Mukuru
  2. Tassia
  3. Kiambiu
  4. Landi Mawe
  5. Viwandani
  6. Mathare (Hospital and Mabatini)
  7. Nairobi South

The Road Towards an HIV free society – Global Fund New Funding Model

This project implements combination HIV prevention services targeting key populations and expectant mothers

Funders
Global Fund Grant through Kenya Red Cross

Location
  1. Kajiado
  2. Nakuru

Nilinde Project

This Project helps promote family focused support to OVC through implementing more sustainable activities. It addresses household economic vulnerability, empowering caregivers to make investments to improve the health and well-being of OVC, facilitated access to essential services, and strengthened community-level OVC monitoring and support systems.

Funders
USAID through Plan International

Locations
  1. Kayole
  2. Dandora
  3. Ruai
  4. Tassia

Bold Idea For Girls (BIG)

This projects seeks to improve the HIV protective behavior among girls aged 15-24 years and reduce barriers with the aim of improving health outcomes, through addressing its social and economic determinants.

Funders

Grand Challenges Canada

Locations
  1. Mukuru
  2. Dandora
  3. Kayole

Bridge To Empower Girls In Nairobi (BEGIN) Project

This project provides teenage girls who are pregnant and/or nursing children between the ages 0-3 years living in Mukuru Slum of Nairobi with knowledge and skills using a three-pronged approach that incorporates the scientific ( measurement of development milestones using the ages and stages tool), social ( through sister walks) and economic interventions (vocational and entrepreneurship skills training). The main goal is to promote their children’s brain and overall development.

Funders
Grand Challenges Canada

Locations
Mukuru

HOPE worldwide Canada

Donations from HOPE worldwide Canada supports OVC to get school fees, school uniforms,   Early Childhood Development toys, reading materials and sanitary towels.

Funders
HOPE worldwide Canada

Locations
Mukuru

Adolescent Empowerment Program

This program works with school going and out of school male and female adolescents by providing Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services, Economic Strengthening, providing access to Information Communication and Technology (ICT), and promoting education uptake among 10-19 year olds.

Funders
CARE Kenya

Locations
Mukuru

Kenya Kids

This project offers education support to OVC and sanitary towels to AGYW in Nairobi. The project also gives support to caregivers to start income generating activities promoting economic stability of vulnerable families.

Funders
Individual sponsors through an initiative by  the Triangle Church of Christ  in the U.S.

Locations
  1. Kibera
  2. Kawangware

JamQuest

This Project supports OVC  in  secondary schools with school fees and school uniforms.

Funders
JamQuest

Locations
Mukuru

Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn, Jr. Charitable Trust

Donations from SLF supports OVC in secondary schools with school fees and school uniforms. They also support blood donor mobilization activities as part of the HWWK blood safety program.

Funders
Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn, Jr. Trust

Locations
Gacharage

HOPE Youth Corps (HYC)

HYC is a service-learning program originally designed for high school and college students. Kenya periodically hosts volunteers from HYC in partnership with HOPE worldwide. HYC participants serve needy communities through various outreach efforts and community maintenance activities like renovating OVC homes, food donations, sanitary towels donations among other services.

Funders
HOPE Youth Corps

Locations
Gacharage

Regional PsychoSocial Support Initiative (REPSSI)

Continued partnership with REPSSI offers beneficiaries Open and Distance learning to enhance Psychosocial Support and quality care to children

Funders
Regional PsychoSocial Support Initiative (REPSSI)

Locations
Mukuru