This is a weekly program that brings children between 6 to 15 years old in the Korogocho and Kariobangi slums together for mentoring, artwork, natural talents development and psycho-social support. This keeps them away from street life and substance abuse. Slum Smart Ambassador Project was born out of this effort.
Through the Toto Club we stay in touch with at-risk youth and are able to track the progress children are making and the impact we are having in their lives. We conduct anywhere from 30 to 50 home visits a month with various children involved in the club and encourage them to remain in school by providing things like writing supplies and by removing barriers like fees and the lack of uniforms.
Most importantly we share with them hope for the future. Success with this program has increased the number of children coming into our Club from 40 to 60. We have recorded a number of between 200 to 220 more children are willing to be enrolled if we can find the resources.
TABLE BANKING & COUNSELING
This project focuses on helping the mothers and caregivers of children with is a group funding strategy where members of a particular group meet once every month, place their savings, loan repayments and other contributions on the table then borrow immediately either as long term or short term loans. The women then use the money borrowed as capital for their livelihood projects.
Our counseling strategy involves training interns and volunteers to become aware of and sensitive to the issues of street orphans and be able to provide psycho-social support. Their training focuses on what children go through after going to the streets or after losing their parents. It also involves forming and strengthening child rights advocacy groups and developing skills and empowerment tactics through which counselors are strengthened to counteract the despair of the most vulnerable children.
WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) PROJECT
This project is a outreach program as a series of sessions that we conduct in schools from the informal settlements to sensitize children on the importance hand washing and being in a clean and safe environment.
Since the inception of the project (Mid 2018 to end of 2018) we have worked with more than 30 schools from the informal settlement of Korogocho, Mathare, Dandora, Kariobangi, Huruma and Ngei.
The number of students attending has increased by 75% resulting in cases of water borne related diseases being minimized in comparison to the previous six months. (Source of data in foundation record keeping and reports submitted by teachers)
PARTNERSHIPS, NETWORKING AND LIAISONS
We are proud to partner a with the following organizations and institutions:
World Federation Against Drugs (www.WFAD.se)
Media Salad (www.mediasalad.com)
Aids Law Project
No Strings International
Drug free Australia
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