The Kenya-Italy “Virtual Exchange Program on Foster Care” aims to create a platform for learning, networking and sharing knowledge and best practices on Foster Care among different government stakeholders, from Kenya and Italy.
The program is organized as part of the development cooperation project named “APRIRE: Tuwarudishe Watoto Nyumbani: Foster Care, Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration for a Future to Vulnerable Children in Kenya”, financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). It has been developed and implemented by a consortium of international and national organizations under the leadership of Fondazione L’Albero della Vita (FADV) with the purpose of supporting the Kenyan Government in the process of deinstitutionalization of children. It is in this spirit that Fondazione L’Albero della Vita and the APRIRE project have facilitated a number of exchange opportunities between Italy and Kenya aimed at sharing experiences, good practices and knowledge on Foster Care.
The exchange program took place on 5th, 7th and 9th July 2021.