About These Projects
Helping create caring home environments
where children can thrive.
About These Projects Helping create caring home environments where children can thrive.
While education is at the core of everything we do, our holistic approach also extends to working in partnership with the community, caring for the wellbeing of children and their families.
Our Child Wellbeing program ensures the wellbeing of the most vulnerable students through our Family Strengthening Project in East Pokot and our Reintegration and Reunification Project in Nakuru. Both projects work to support the whole family to ensure that the child is in a loving, healthy and financially stable home, so that they can focus on their education and working towards fulfilling their dreams.
Miti Mingi Village Reintegration and Reunification
Country : Kenya
Project Impact : Reintegration of 120 vulnerable children into loving, financially stable homes. Previously, So They Can had supported the creation of 15 loving, safe, non-institutional family based homes for 120 orphaned and vulnerable children being nurtured by a dedicated full-time ‘mama’ giving these children a true sense of security and stability. As part of our development work, this project has reintegrated all children into their communities and now supports the families through the development of entrepreneurial skills, life skills and seed funding for income generating activities in order to ensure the children are in a safe and loving environment.
Project Goal : Our goal is to ensure a happy and healthy upbringing for all students so that they can focus on their studies and thrive.
About The Miti Mingi Children’s Village : Miti Mingi Children’s Village, meaning ‘many trees’ in Kiswahili, provided a home and family for those who do not have or are unable to remain with their family of origin. Miti Mingi Village provided a safe and loving home for 120 orphaned and vulnerable children who were cared for by a team of dedicated ‘mama’s, our Village Director and Village support team.
The Village was a bright, colourful and safe place with 15 individual family homes, each with 8 children ‘siblings’ and each with a nurturing ‘mama’ who was committed to being with the children for life.
So They Can is now looking at alternative uses for this village to continue to provide support in the community.
Family Strengthening Program
Country : Kenya
Project Impact : The impact of our Family Strengthening Program is designed to help children remain with their family when this is in the child’s best interests. So far 30 families in critical need in the remote rural area of East Pokot are part of the program impacting the lives of over 120 children.
Project Goal : By 2030 our goal is to have assisted 500 families or 2000 children at risk by empowering families in the community with the knowledge, skills and resources so they can provide a safe home environment for their children and become self-sufficient.
About The Family Strengthening Program : Under the Family Strengthening Program support is based on the individual needs of each family and can include assisting with a child’s educational costs, short term emergency food parcels, donation of household items, solar panels or water tanks.
The program also extends to parents’ training and start up capital for income generating activities, parenting skills and their wellbeing. Our Family Strengthening Program empowers the parents or caregivers to be able to provide safe and nurturing environments for their family through support determined by our social workers on a case by case basis.