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Partner of the Week: ChildFund International Kenya

Posted in Partner of The Week on January 26, 2021

ChildFund International Kenya works with local partner organisations, governments, corporations and individuals to create the safe environment children need in order to thrive. Their mission is to empower deprived, excluded and vulnerable children and young people to improve their lives and become young adults, who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. ChildFund International Kenya works through 38 local partners reaching approximately 1 million children, families and community members.

Our partnership

Aflatoun International has been partnering with Child Fund Kenya since 2008. They are currently implementing Aflatoun curriculum in 76 primary schools in the Nakuru District. The organisation has reached 2500 children and young people since starting the programme. 

Ultimately, Aflatoun enables children to smoothly pursue their education and make a smooth transition from primary to higher education institutions.
Growing vegetables at the Aflatoun club

In 2009, two teachers from Nzololo Primary School were trained as Aflatoun trainers. They formed a club comprising 30 members and since then, the club has been active. Their financial education activities include savings and farming (banana, maize and vegetables) while the social activities include management of hand washing stations and talking to fellow pupils on the importance of personal hygiene at home and school.  

The school community is a beneficiary of this initiative as children have become more responsible and they understand the financial aspects better. The school management applauds ECDP for introducing the concept to the pupils, pointing out that financial and social literacy is key for children’s development, yet it is not adequately catered for in the current primary school curriculum.

Incorporating financial literacy in schools allows children to develop responsibility, become creative and develop adequate social skills. — Stephen Mutunga, Eastern Community Development Programme Coordinator
George (10) and his friend happy with their large banana harvest at Kyamulendu Primary School

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