Shocking numbers of children are dying from illnesses that are entirely preventable, most of them in the first years of life. Every year, 5.4 million children under the age of five die from preventable causes.
Children are the most vulnerable as they lack access to quality healthcare, such as vaccines, medicines, or nutrients – all of which save lives. This is especially true in conflict and emergencies, or in poor and deprived areas, where the challenge of keeping children alive is heightened.
Girls and women often lack access to care or information during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. They can also struggle to access health services or be denied an education that would protect them from unwanted pregnancies.
It has worked with hundreds of young girls and boys from marginalized communities in Kenya. Its integrated approach is one that seek to see youth get equal opportunities in their different communities through behavior change, education economic development and leadership training. This project will build a vocational training centre to educate 500 youngsters from Kibera slum.