Rafiki wa maendeleo trust

Building Community

Because every child has the right to be respected,
the right to dream,
and the right to be loved and cared for.

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It takes a village to raise a child.

— African proverb

Programs

Community Wellness

Encouraging psycho-social wellness of children and youth by enhancing participatory community-driven programs.

Dignified Livelihoods

Providing opportunities for youth and families to learn skills that build confidence and dignify their means of earning a livelihood.

Rights & Civic Engagement

Strengthening community led advocacy for improved service deliver for the rights of children and youth.
What we do

Our Program Pillars

Community Wellness

Enhance participatory community led interventions that reduce household vulnerability and promote collective social-cultural wellness of children and youth.

GOAL: 1,920 children and 1,280 youth have easy access to community led psychosocial support programs

How do we accomplish this?

1. Identification of psychosocial cases and referrals for support

2. Six PSS (psychosocial support) clusters – 4 in North Uyoma, 1 in West Uyoma, 1 in East Uyoma – that engage children and youth bimonthly for psychosocial support

GOAL: Strengthen management system of community-owned service providers

This will lead to improved provision of services to children and youth in Rarieda. How do we accomplish this?

1. Identification and mapping of community-owned service providers in 3 wards in Rarieda

2. Carry out capacity gap assessment of the identified community owned service providers.

3. Strengthen capability of community owned service providers

GOAL: Community led groups in 35 villages are able to identify needs & find solutions

How do we accomplish this?

1. Establish forums with community health structures (community health committees, community health volunteers and community health extension workers) on health related issues within communities in collaboration to pillar 1

2. Establish partnerships with county government and other stakeholders in education to provide scholarships to bright and needy children in 3 wards in Rarieda.

3. Establish partnerships for introduction of modern affordable technologies on housing solutions

Dignified Livelihoods

Equip youth and their families with skills to develop and participate in progressive enterprises and initiatives that dignify their means of earning a livelihood.

GOAL: Economically empower 1,500 youth through training in new sectors, industries and technologies

It is through economically empowering individuals that they can then establish new initiatives and enterprises to earn a livelihood in a dignified manner. How do we accomplish this?

1. Training youth on new industries, sectors and technologies.

2. Training youth on entrepreneurship and business development

3. Digital skills training and creation of networking platforms with SMEs to widen scope of possible markets.

GOAL: Economically empower 800 households so basic household needs of 1,920 children and 1,280 youth are met

By earning an average of Ksh.6000 per month, basic needs of the household can be realized. How do we accomplish this?

1. Establishment of platforms that mobilizes community networks of relationships

2. Using established platforms, initiate programs for knowledge transfer that equips households with appropriate skills to improve their economic base that enables the house holds to earn an average income of 6000ksh.

3. Digital skills training and creation of networking platforms with SMEs to widen scope of possible markets.

Rights & Civic Engagement

Develop skills to strengthen participatory and inclusive community led advocacy for improved service delivery for the rights of children and youth.

GOAL: Rights & voices of 2000 children and 1000 youth are recognized, upheld and safeguarded

How do we accomplish this?

1. Establishment of inclusive and participatory community-led advocacy platforms

2. Advocacy Skills Development

3. Community platform forums with duty bearers and government structures including LAACs

4. Engagement at policy development level

GOAL: 2,000 children and 1,000 youth now enjoy improved service delivery

When the community advocacy platforms actively hold the county government accountable, children and youth gain access to core services. How do we accomplish this?

1. Facilitate the establishment of collaborative platforms between LAACs and County Government for advocacy of child protection & prevention of SGBV.

2. Engagement of community-led advocacy platforms in the formation of devolution watchdog strategy.

3. Facilitate the establishment of linkages between community led engagement platforms (who act as watchdog) and local government for social audits to enhance collaboration and accountability of duty bearers.

4. Community (rights holders) education sessions.

5. Authorities (duty bearers) sensitizations, networks and partnerships

GOAL: 1,500 economically-empowered youth are involved in policy & decision-making processes and engage with stakeholders

When the community advocacy platforms actively hold the county government accountable, children and youth gain access to core services. How do we accomplish this?

1. Conduct civic engagement for and between youths and stakeholders on policy issues.

2. Educate youths on the available opportunities such as Government Procurement Opportunities (GPO)

3. Educate youths on the significance of their inclusion in the decision-making processes such as ADP and CIDP engagement fora.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

To build capacities and skills that create positive change for children and youth within their communities. Our values guide our work:

Innovation | Collaboration | Excellence | Respect | Integrity

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