WACIT Africa 1: Revisiting children in a rural Kenyan slum

In some ways it was great to see them again, meet the mothers and community leads in Nakuru county. Also, to see engagement from local government. Some key elements and relationships are now in place, and the children are generally well cared for, at least physically.

This is a typical example though of the overwhelming needs facing small NGOs. Where does one start from? Here the focal point has to be strengthening the school locally for the younger children to get a better deal from the previous generation, then to start drawing in other supports from the existing partnerships through the school.

One of those would be to provide occupational skills for the older youth, who are unlikely to return to mainstream education, e.g. in carpentry, building and farming. The local University could play a major  part in through community links and volunteering.

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