We have a volunteer social worker who identifies such children and women. We also work with churches around who identify such children and women and bring them to our program.
We partner with Kings Foundation International Ministry whose main contribution is to offer psychosocial support and organize children’s and youth conferences to teach the children and others the word of God on a quarterly basis and CMS-Africa women department whose main contribution is to empower women and train them in financial literacy and Health matters.
So far Jali Africa has a total number of 24 children.
- 15 Children in Mathare slum aged between 1- 5 years,
- 2 in primary school [1 Girl, 1Boy],
- 3 in Secondary school [1 Boy]
With the help of well-wishers, Jali Africa has been able to set up a Centre to save lives of fifteen children from fires caused by electric faults. These has also helped their mothers be able to seek alternative sources of income instead of depending on dustbins and prostitution by starting income generating activities after benefiting from financial literacy trainings offered by CMS-Africa women department.
Three malnourished children have benefited from our nutrition and health care and regained their health.
In 2014 a group of 16 trained by CMS-Africa women department are able to use their hands in making necklaces, cards, dolls and bags using locally or recycled materials and sell them to earn a living and as well as donate 20% of the profit to support Jali Africa activities.
In 2011, 61 women were trained by volunteers from Beautiful Gates, South Africa and started micro-enterprises which have grown into big businesses.
In 2010, over 20 women were trained in Nyahuri village and started banana farming which has enabled them pay school fees for their children.
- There are many children in Slums who are suffering, due to poverty; their parents are forced to lock them in houses as they go to look for work since they cannot afford to pay for baby care or early childhood education.
- Due to the high cost of Secondary education, most of the Jali Children are unable to access High School or College education after free primary education.
- Many women in slums can barely read or write since a good percentage (75%) did not have the opportunity to go to school [girl child education wasn’t necessary] in some communities.
- Lack of funds to support programs.
- Tribalism and inter-religious differences are increasingly becoming a big challenge especially among the youth thus the future generation is at risk if this is not curbed in time.
Our Future Plans
- Increase the number of children rescued and admitted to the Early Childhood Centre and help them complete their primary, secondary and post-secondary education.
- Identify and start self-sustaining activities to generate funds to cater for the rising number of needy children and vulnerable women in the community.
- Increase the number of volunteers and interns to help in running programs at the centre while they gain worth-while experiences.
- Construct a vocational skills training centre where young and older women can gain skills aimed at making them towards self reliant. Also in the pipeline are a larger EC Centre, a conference hall for holding inter-religious forums and Jali Africa Offices.
About Jali Africa Group
Jali Africa Group is a Community Based Organization founded in 2006 and registered in May 2007 by the Government of Kenya as a CBO. …. Read More