Project – Kengele Children’s Network Korogocho, Kenya – COMPLETED

Kengele Children's Network Korogocho, Kenya - COMPLETED

In Kenya, children continue to suffer. The situation is particularly acute in the informal settlements and war prone areas, especially during periods of violence. According to the United Nations convention on children’s rights, children have the right to participate and make decisions on issues affecting them and this should be provided for. It has been tested and proven that when children are given the opportunity to participate in development and decision-making, there is a more successful outcome than only consulting adults. It has been shown that participation of children results in longer term community ownership of development.

The goal of this program is to give children the opportunity to demonstrate to the community that they can secure their own future by helping enact social change.

Project period: September 2008 to December 2008