Preventing separation and institutionalization of street youth in Machakos County
100% for Børnene
Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:
- Mål 1: Afskaf fattigdom
- Mål 10: Mindre ulighed
- Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- Positive Life Kenya
Overordnede mål :
The overall objective with this pilot project is to strengthen the capacity of PLK to be able to plan and carry out sustainable activities addressing the root causes of why children leave their families to move to the street. The empirical experience and generated knowledge collected through testing these new strategic approaches will be used in a co-creation process with other like-minded NGO’s, in order to enable them to act united on this matter and, with time, to advocate and affect policy makers in Kenya to address the problem differently than today, where Kenya relies a lot on institutionalization.
Umiddelbare mål :
1) Capacity build Positive Life Kenya through a workshop focused on new and best practice within the field of street children and de-institutionalization; 2)Try out a new approach in the local communities in Machakos County, where the root-causes of children moving to the streets and into institutions will be addressed through a sustainable strategy instead of service delivery and 3) Be a part of a co-creation process with like-minded NGO’s interested in street children and de-institutionalization to discuss the experiences arriving from this project, best practices in the field and other NGO’s knowledge and experiences. The aim is to lay the ground for common future advocacy efforts targeting policy makers in Kenya
Positive Life Kenya will be one of the primary target groups in this pilot project, as the capacity-building of them lies at the centre of the intervention. PLK has solid experience in working with vulnerable groups in Machakos County - and are already conducting a lot of different activities. However, the wish to move from a more service-centred approach with regard to street children and institutionalization to a more strategic level guides the capacity-building and the activities in this pilot
In this pilot project, Positive Life Kenya (PLK) and 100% for the Children (100%) wish to try out new strategic ways of addressing the problem with children moving to the streets and into institutions – particularly in Machakos county. Therefore, the overall objective of this pilot project is to strengthen the capacity of PLK to be able to plan and carry out sustainable activities addressing the root causes of why children leave their families to move to the street. The empirical experience and generated knowledge collected through testing these new strategic approaches will be used in a co-creation process with other like-minded NGO’s. The main activities are capacity-building workshops, outreach activities in the communities, and a co-creation phase. The target group of this pilot is staff from Positive Life Kenya, 50 street children/youth, 75 vulnerable families, and 3 like-minded NGO's.