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 18 counties across the country: Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka Nithi, Siaya, Bungoma, Busia, Taita Taveta, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Vihiga, Kakamega, Kisii, Migori, Homabay, Kisumu and Marsabit.
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
Getting an education against the odds
Despite facing many barriers in her life, Kavindu is determined to get an education with the help of a Plan International Kenya bursary.