Saturday, October 08, 2005

Starting the Project (Sept - Oct '05)

"According to 2004 estimates, there were between
250,000 and 300,000 street children in Kenya with more
than 60,000 of the children living in Nairobi alone" 
This campaign seeks to foster discussion and begin
implementation of initiatives aimed at protecting the
human rights of street children within the Kenyan
juvenile justice system.
Partner/Affiliate organizations: 
The International Leadership Institute
www.internationalleadership.org/archives.htm 
Kids Home International
www.kidshomeinternational.org/
 
Targeted Interviews
The campaign will conduct interviews in Nakuru, Nyeri,
Garissa, Eldoret and Kakamega involving professionals,
judicial officials, religious leaders, community
leaders and other individuals working in childd
protection initiatives to identify and discuss key
obstacles to the implementation of international human
rights standards for street children in the Kenyan
juvenile justice system.
 
Seminars
The campaign will also organize seminars on street
children in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.
 
Resource Center
The campaign plans to start a resource center to cater
for street children in Nairobi.

10 Comments:

Blogger YOO KUKITA said...

I have been continuing my research on Street Children in Bangladesh. According to the ANGO I have interviewed, they say there are two types of Street Children; Children "on" and "of" the Street. Approximately 75% of them are Street Children "on the street" who have limitted access to their family. The remaining 25% are the Street Children "of the street." They are children abandoned from their family.

3:18 AM  
Blogger George F. O. Wara said...

I agree, there are different categories of streetchildren. In our Kisumu, Kenya seminars we have done a study and categorized the different groups of street children as In and On the street. Please refer to my last posting and I will be very interested in hearing your further comments. You can also contact me via email at f_wara@yahoo.com.

1:50 AM  
Blogger Saidia said...

I have followed your postings and feel you have a very good approach and way of presentation. I am interested in helping the street children in Kisumu and is currently working on a proposal for a program toeards that line. I want to start by purely feeding street children and if possible be a coordinating organ for those working with street children in Kisumu.
I hope to read more from you since I need advice and evasion of known faults.

Regards,
Fredrick Makosir (Norway)

3:12 AM  
Blogger George F. O. Wara said...

Thank you for your interest in the Kisumu project. If you are looking for a starting point, the Kisumu Provincial Children's Officer is very helpful and willing to assist organizations interested in starting child welfare programs. I would definitely visit him and have a chat with him if I were starting a child-welfare project in Kisumu.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Kenya Inter Religious AIDS said...

Wednesday, June 16th is the International Day of the African Child.Kenya Interreligious AIDS Consortium join the World in celebrating. It is celebrated in remembrance of the hundreds of black children who were gunned down in Soweto as they marched in protest against the poor quality of education they were receiving. On this date, in 1976, children also demanded to be instructed in their own language. The original march was more than an half mile long and has been celebrated since June of 1991.
Members of a youth debate team in Kenya discussed government spending in terms of education, health, recreational programming, and personal development. They feel that priority needs to be given to these areas as a means of preventing the rise of substance abuse, crime, and prostitution among the nation's youth. In Rachuonyo, a town in the Nyanza Province of Kenya, children speak about the lack of clean drinking water, sanitation facilities, health services, and education. They spoke of the prevalence of serious diseases and malnutrition, along with the high rate of illiteracy among their parents.
While some African governments utilize funds on education by building more schools, they overlook the issue of access. Often times, the rainy seasons experienced in some areas results in flooding, causing the roads to become inaccessible. River beds rise and there are no bridges. Other issues include the unavailability of qualified teaching staff and a severe lack of resources and supplies.
For more information visit: http://www.kirac.or.ke/

10:54 PM  
Blogger xevil said...

want to organize a street children photo exhibition of nepali street childrens.got better snaps but lack of knowledge.anyone who can help me how to manage?

12:47 AM  
Blogger Abbas said...

I have read more about this.This is a good idea of helping the less fortunate.During my field practicum at the kisumu district childrens office i developed more interest in the street kids mainly the on the streets.This comes despite working in an orphanage for two years.This made me to make friends dealing with children like from agape,pandpieri and the cornerstone.The next stage was to go for social work and engaged in a research in this field.

3:04 AM  
Blogger Abbas said...

I have read more about this.This is a good idea of helping the less fortunate.During my field practicum at the kisumu district childrens office i developed more interest in the street kids mainly the on the streets.This comes despite working in an orphanage for two years.This made me to make friends dealing with children like from agape,pandpieri and the cornerstone.The next stage was to go for social work and engaged in a research in this field.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Abbas said...

I have read more about this.This is a good idea of helping the less fortunate.During my field practicum at the kisumu district childrens office i developed more interest in the street kids mainly the on the streets.This comes despite working in an orphanage for two years.This made me to make friends dealing with children like from agape,pandpieri and the cornerstone.The next stage was to go for social work and engaged in a research in this field.

3:06 AM  
Blogger steven said...

I have read more about this.This is a good idea of helping the less fortunate.During my field practicum at the kisumu district childrens office i developed more interest in the street kids mainly the on the streets.This comes despite working in an orphanage for two years.This made me to make friends dealing with children like from agape,pandpieri and the cornerstone.The next stage was to go for social work and engaged in a research in this field.

3:18 AM  

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