Since 1982, Plan International Kenya has been working with communities and the government to raise awareness about the importance of children’s rights.
As an independent children’s rights organisation, we remain committed to supporting vulnerable and marginalised children and their communities to be free from poverty. We have impacted the lives of millions of children and established strategic partnerships with like-minded allies.
A number of barriers still stand in the way of realising children’s rights in Kenya including child marriage, child labour, trafficking, female genital mutilation and violence.
We apply a rights-based approach in working towards transformed institutions, laws and communities that respect the rights of children, especially girls in Kenya.
We are active in 9 counties across the country: Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka Nithi, Kilifi, Kwale, Bondo, Homabay, and Kisumu
Our key areas of work are:
- Child protection
- Improved access to basic, quality education and early childhood development
- Quality healthcare including water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as adolescent and child health
- Youth employability and economic opportunities
- Resilience building through disaster risk management
The Maasai elder advocating to end female genital mutilation
Although female genital mutilation has been banned in Kenya since 2002, the practice is still prevalent among Maasai communities. However, Kirisia, 42 is making a stand in his community and is calling for change.
Teenage pregnancy: Let us not bury our heads in the sand
With teenage pregnancy on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Plan International Kenya's Kate Maina-Vorley analyses the issue and sets out what must be done to support teenage girls.