Kenya

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 44.86 million
  • Population under 15: 42%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 62 years
  • Human Development Index: 145 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Lower Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 5.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 3.9 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 32%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by 15 years): 29%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2014

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Francis Mureithi - Daily Nation7 Jul 2019

A new bill in Nakuru County, Kenya has been proposed which, if passed, would impose greater restrictions and regulations on children's homes operating in the county, including more stringent health and safety measures and greater requirements for staff vetting, according to this article from the Daily Nation.

Stephen Ucembe - Hope and Homes for Children13 May 2019

In this blog post for Hope and Homes for Children, Stephen Ucembe writes about the damaging impacts of orphanages in the African context. 

Beth Njoroge, Peter Kihara, Paul Gichohi - International Journal of Professional Practice 4 May 2019

The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between technology as a capacity building strategy and performance of the orphans and vulnerable children cash transfer program in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Allison Gayapersad, Caroline Ombok, Allan Kamanda, Carren Tarus, David Ayuku, Paula Braitstein - Child & Youth Care Forum3 May 2019

The goal of this study was to examine whether and how alternative kinship structures were reproduced in Charitable Children’s Institutions (CCIs) in Kenya.

Eve S. Puffer, Elsa A. Friis-Healy, Ali Giusto, Sofia Stafford, David Ayuku - Global Social Welfare26 Apr 2019

This paper describes the development of an evidence-informed family therapy intervention designed for lay counselor delivery in low-resource settings and presents findings on the feasibility and acceptability of implementation in Kenya.

Family for Every Child21 Apr 2019

Family for Every Child is looking for a Knowledge Management Coordinator to strengthen the Alliance’s capacity to transform information into knowledge, which both informs their own joint work and is used to evidence impact, and influence others. 

The Association of Charitable Children Institutions of Kenya (ACCIK) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Juvenile Justice Agencies, Moi University, Eldoret National Polytechnic9 Apr 2019
Location: 
Nairobi, Kenya

The Association of Charitable Children Institutions of Kenya (ACCIK) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Juvenile Justice Agencies, Moi University, Eldoret National Polytechnic and other stakeholders is organizing a Child Care and Protection Symposium.

Nguyen, Kimberly H.; Kegler, Scott R.; Chiang, Laura; Kress, Howard - Violence and Victims1 Apr 2019

The authors of this study examined the collective effects of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional violence on selected self-reported health outcomes among young Kenyan females and males using the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS).

John Kamau & Grace Gitau - Daily Nation1 Apr 2019

This article from the Daily Nation shines light on "the multi-million-shilling child trade industry" in Kenya that "has been thriving for years," specifically targeting poor families.

Agape Children's Ministry29 Jan 2019
Location: 
Kisumu, Kenya

Agape Children's Ministry is hosting a 5-day workshop on family reintegration in Kisumu, Kenya.

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