Listening to Kenyans in Kenya

At the end of March our Executive Director will head to Kenya with a small team to join Fred and Alice as we meet with birth parents, government officials, education administrators and community members to learn how we can best support community based orphan care in Kenya.  Alongside our partners we will seek solutions to keep more children in families, to provide improved emotional support to the children and identify pathways to assist the children in breaking the cycle of poverty. We will start out in Nairobi where we will meet with several birth families who have relinquished their children into the care of Hope Children’s Home.  We will also sit down with families who are considering making this choice.  We will listen as they describe to us the challenges they face which can lead to a decision to relinquish.  We will listen for opportunities to identify systems of support we can develop to help keep more children with their families, or ways to support family reunification. Next we will travel to Kitale where we will meet with the Kitale County Children’s Coordinator to hear her vision for supporting orphans and vulnerable children in the area.  We will discuss the […]