Summaries of HUNGER PROJECTS in Africa
Kenya—Institutional Capacity Building for Advancement of Children’s Rights
Partners: LWR and the Peace Humanitarian Christian Center International (PEHUCCI)
Nairobi, a city with 2.5 million people, suffers from the ills associated with rapid urbanization, poverty, and AIDS. 60 percent of the population in the city live in informal settlements or slums with inadequate or no supply of food, water, health facilities, and social amenities. In a country where there is no state welfare system or adequate legal protection mechanism put in place, children are at a disadvantage and most vulnerable. In 1997, an estimated 60,000 street children lived in Nairobi. This number increases by 10 percent each year. These children are trapped in a vicious cycle of drug abuse, illiteracy, unemployment, and poverty. The few government facilities are over-stretched and have limited capacity to help the overwhelming number of destitute children.
GOAL: To allow PEHUCCI to develop its institutional capacity to meet some of the basic rights of disadvantaged children like formal primary education, vocational training, food, and shelter.
OBJECTIVES: LWR’s partner, PEHUCI will reach 750 pupils including 70 orphans and a total of 1,045 people directly or indirectly. PEHUCI will:
Approved Project Support: $74,051