KIDS’ CLUB PROGRAMME

Equipping communities to provide counselling and emotional support for vulnerable children.

Children who have been orphaned or experienced trauma from an early age are far more likely to suffer from emotional and social distress. They are particularly vulnerable because they often find it difficult to talk about their situation and understand the complexities of it. Without help from their community and support from their peers, they can become more isolated and lonely, and therefore more at risk.

Together with 10 of our partners across Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe, we create safe places where vulnerable children are given the support they need to express themselves by:

ESTABLISHING

weekend Kids’ Clubs where children take part in drama, dance and other activities.

TRAINING

community volunteers to be Kids’ Club Facilitators to run the activities and provide counselling support to the children.

EQUIPPING

the Facilitators with games and tools that encourage children to open up, share their problems, and build their confidence.

TEACHING

Kids’ Club members and Facilitators to run income-generating activities for the club, such as food gardens or poultry projects.

ENSURING

the Facilitators conduct home visits for particularly vulnerable children in the community so they can better understand their problems.

CREATING

Kids’ Club community committees who come together to identify vulnerable children in their area and discuss issues affecting them.

“I learnt about taking care of flowers at Kids’ Club, and so I decided to start planting and selling my own. I used that money to buy some of the school attires, like shoes, socks and two pairs of skirts.”

Melody is the leader of her Kids’ Club in Kangoro, Kenya.

THE IMPACT

Vulnerable children talk about their situation and have a network of peers and community members who can emotionally support them.

Kids’ Club members attend school more regularly and have improved academic performance, opening up opportunities for their future.

Members become more confident and feel empowered to become leaders in their community.

In 2019, we are running 80 Kids’ Clubs with our partners.


OUR OTHER PROGRAMMES

PRE-SCHOOL
PROGRAMME

CHILD RIGHTS
PROGRAMME

CHILD HEADED
HOUSEHOLDS PROGRAMME

STREET WORK
PROGRAMME

VOCATIONAL TRAINING
PROGRAMME

VILLAGE INVESTORS
PROGRAMME

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