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Save the Children Canada has worked in Kenya since 1984. During this time, our focus has changed as needs have changed. At this time, we focus on education, child protection, preventing HIV and AIDS, economic empowerment, youth livelihoods and most emergency response.


What We Do

At the heart of our work lies the UN Convention for the Rights of the Child and the African Charter for the Rights and Welfare of the Child, both ratified by the Government of Kenya.

Our participatory approach keeps us in close contact with children, local governments, and community-based organizations. To help build local capacity, we collaborate closely with community-based organizations and civil society to delivery vital services for children.



Our projects in Kenya often include the overlapping themes of gender equality and environmental protection. We also actively advocate for knowing your HIV status.

Save the Children staff in Kenya piloted a unique approach to engage men in HIV and AIDS prevention measures, creating ‘Men of Excellence’ groups. This novel approach has proven successful in helping men overcome their fear of testing to know their HIV status. We’re also helping raise awareness through a documentary film featuring Save the Children employee, Josphat Mwiringi, who has lived with HIV and AIDS for 20 years.

In 2010 our work directly benefited 45,000 girls and boys living in Kenya and 32,000 adults. Another 88,000 people have benefited indirectly.

Download 2011 update on our programs in Kenya.



How You Can Help

Support our vital work by making a donation today.

  Kenya 2011



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