About This Project
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.
Child and Youth Support Project
Country : Kenya
Project Impact : So They Can's Child and Youth Support Project exists to supports and empower children and their families, so they can all thrive within their native home environments.
As part of this important project, So They Can continues to monitor the wellbeing of 146 reintegrated children (from 103 families), who formally resided at Miti Mingi Children’s Village. We are going to continue supporting the children and their families through life skills support, psychological support and mentoring as well as costs of education for their children. As the children grow up and move from primary to secondary and post-secondary education, our support will also include youth-focused initiatives such as community engagement, independent living support, head start fund to prepare them for smooth and successful exit from the project and transition into adulthood.
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 long term.
Family Strengthening Project
Country : Kenya
Project Impact : The impact of our Family Strengthening Project 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 Project : Under the Family Strengthening Project 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 Project 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.