Strengthening P.E. and Sports in Kenyan Schools
Implemented in 60 primary schools in Turkana West sub-County of Turkana County Kenya in partnership with GIZ Sport for Development Africa (GIZ S4DA). The project objective is to provide teachers/coaches and children with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes through Sport for Development (S4D) methodologies to implement P.E. and sport activities in their schools in Turkana west sub county. This pilot programme was informed by the launch of Physical Education (P.E) and Sport policy by the Ministry of education in Kenya.
Wasichana Tunaweza (Girls we can) Project
Implemented in 4 schools based in Kakuma, Turkana West in partnership with the French Embassy in Kenya. The schools are:
- Mourneu Shappel Girls Secondary School in the Refugee Camp
- Our Lady’s Girls Secondary School in the host community
- Kakuma Girls Primary School in the host community
- Kalemuchuch Mixed Primary School in the host community
The project’s overall objective is to promote a sustainable socio-economic inclusion and active participation of girls and young women in Turkana West Sub-County, Other objectives include:
- To nurture and enhance abilities of girls and young women as role models, sport coaches, mentors and young leaders
- To promote active participation of girls and young women in sports, music, dance and arts to enhance self-confidence and character formation
- To facilitate inclusive safe spaces (community dialogues) that address gender norms and community stereotypes
- To strengthen health and hygiene social enterprises of young women groups to mitigate health and hygiene issues in the community including effects of Covid-19 pandemic
- To promote language diversity through propagation of French as second foreign language in the targeted schools.
In partnership with FIDA-Kenya and covering the wider Transnzoia County.
The project targets vulnerable women, girls, children and people living with disabilities in Transnzoia County. Women and children’s rights issues take lead while matrimonial and land succession cases are also attended to in partnership with local administration, children’s department, security organs of Government and charitable rescue institutions.
This is done through:
- Training of community safeguarding mentors
- Rescue and protection for abused children
- Home visits to monitor recovery of rescued children
- Training of community paralegal aids