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Who We Are:
UCESCO – Africa supports vulnerable women, youth and children in marginalized communities in Kenya. We do this via programs in:
- Education and talent development.
- Health and sanitation.
- Micro business support.
Through heritage protection, support for cultural diversity and human co-existence regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
We drive projects that contribute to poverty alleviation within Kenya’s communities, which desire change, long for food security, good health, education, and social security.
They feel hopeless in their current situation, but lack the knowledge and resources to implement change.
They deserve to live a life free from poverty.
SCOPE OF WORK FOR UCESCO-AFRICA
UCESCO provides different platforms for: women, men, the youth, and children get opportunities.
We support our communities to gain access to quality education, get affordable and quality health care, set up micro-businesses to through empowerment programs and nurture their talents through sports and social engagement, such as:
- Community service
- Career development
- Outreach and exchange programs
In realization of UCESCO’s vision, the organization also works with learning institutions to create sustainable solutions.
OUR ACTIONS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Form women groups in slums and marginalized
communities and empower them (e.g. voluntary savings and loans, small businesses and group formulation).
Bring together students, from over 80 countries, and leverage aspirations of the society’s development agenda.
We ensure utilization of locally available resources to achieve global standards and an industrialized economy.
PROVISION OF HEALTHCARE
Through partnerships with local clinics, we serve vulnerable
women and children by providing health & preventative
care, child immunizations, comprehensive HIV care, family
planning, dental screening and child nutrition.
water sanitation programs, community education campaigns
in homes, schools, and hospitals.
PROVISION OF FOOD SOLUTIONS
We seek to liberate locals from the grip of poverty and
discrimination by empowering them financially through:
a) sustainable income generating projects,
b) providing advanced
c) enabling sustainable food provision solutions.
Through partnerships we provide scholarship opportunities to needy students and free vocational training to engage vulnerable women in decent economic activities.
To create a thriving aura and help them build financial muscle.
We pride in ensuring young mothers provide quality lives for their children in the community.
As well as building schools.
To address socio-economic issues like: teenage pregnancy, petty crime, and substance abuse, we introduce sports programs and engage the local youth and kids in different talent showcase programs.
The programs are successfully bringing across values such as: teamwork, organization, structure, discipline, and self-confidence.
We empower individuals, especially women, by:
a) linking them with jobs, b) supporting them to engage in stable and sustainable income generating ventures, c) introducing new revenue opportunities,
d) creating cooperatives,
e) forming community saving schemes, d) funding micro-businesses, e) access to
healthcare, f) providing food security and g) paying school fees
With the overall aim of
permanently transforming their lives.
d) creating cooperatives, e) forming community saving schemes,
With the overall aim of permanently transforming their lives.
1,354 girls receive education through our scholarship program.
Built two classrooms at Silver Springs Secondary School that are serving more than 180 vulnerable students.
Empowered 213 Kibera slum girls in sports (rugby, swimming and football)
Provided back to school provisions to more than 826 vulnerable girls in Kibera Slums, and full school uniform to more than 200.
695 women, who lacked basic literacy and numeracy skills, were enrolled in our Adult Literacy Program to provide them the necessary education and certifications required to move forward in the job market.
72 caregivers trained on parental role in Early Childhood Education.
Established three vocational training centers, serving 356 teen mums and young women for the girls and give them the opportunity to learn different skills.
1,724 children in Samburu, Kisii, Kibera and Mathare Slums, have directly benefitted from our food program to combat malnutrition – with through 2 meals daily.
1,566 participants reached with protection and education program interventions.
Set up three day-cares helping 320 babies of 2 – 6 years in Kibera and Mathare, previously lost in fire outbreaks across these communities .
More than 40,000 children in government schools also benefited from our feeding program.
179 children aged up to twelve months who received age appropriate immunization.
5,400 women provided access to antenatal check-ups.
340 expectant women offered and accepted counseling and testing for HIV and received test results.
10,625 vulnerable women and children in slums benefited from our free medical camps (primary health & preventative care, child immunizations, HIV care, family planning, dental screening, and child nutrition).
Supported 268 women self help groups in income generating projects.
7,609 women trained on entrepreneurship, qualified for voluntary savings and loans benefits, helped in businesses set up.
182 young women got jobs in partner organizations.
Five livelihood and resilience programmes implemented in Machakos, Samburu, Bungoma, Migori, Kisii, Mathare, Kayole and Kibera Slums that has touched 1800 beneficiaries.
5,690 trees planted to improve the environment of the communities we are serving.
20 Water, sanitation, and hygiene community education campaigns in homes, schools and hospitals conducted, that has touched more than 15,500 lives.
Hand washing stations to 15 schools and public stations in Kibera, Kayole, Mukuru Kwa Njenga and Mathare to improve hygiene for 2,700 children.
720 teen mums participated in our monthly mentorship programs to learn about reproductive health, their bodies, their self-worth, finances, how to be independently successful, and good parental care.
Kyle, one of the beneficiaries of the School
“Now the School has 3 new classes which are almost complete. It is my hope that the Kitchen, latrines, and library will be improved with more comfortable desks, studying areas, playground, and more books for revision.”
A beneficiary recounts
“When GEM Wellington School family from United Arab Emirate (UAE) visited us, it was unfortunate that they witnessed the bad state our school was in, despite our tireless efforts to make it as presentable as possible”