Sikizana Trust fights for the right of the child and promotes education of the needy and vulnerable children. We have a rescue centre for abused children.
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Nombre de la organización
Sikizana Trust for Community Development
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País de la organización
Kenya, XX, Mtito Andei
Países en donde este proyecto está creando impacto social
Kenya, Mtito Andei
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¿Cuánto tiempo ha estado operando la organización?
Más de 5 años
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¿Hace cuánto que viene operando tu organización?
Operando más de 5 años
La necesidad: ¿Cuál es el problema que tratas de solucionar?
Orphaned children and those who have been subject of child abuse then rescued and returned to school within the lower eastern part of Kenya have been facing descrimination from fellow pupils, teachers and to some extend parents. I extreme cases, such pupils have opted to recoil back to solitary at home or in the streets. Effectively they cannot access the government free education offered here in Kenya and poverty settles in their families.Those who hold on to their guns result in applying bullying and other forms of violence as a way of protecting their space.
La solución: ¿Cuál es tu solución? Sé específico.
Sikizana Trust runsa Rescue for abandoned and abused children and scholarship programme for needy bright ones from Kibwezi district in Kenya.
To create appreciation among the beneficiaries, we run weekly forums for the children at the rescue centre where they share their backgrounds freely. We bring together all the high schools students every Christmas holidays. The older ones start by sharing their live experiences to bolden up the new beneficiaries. These helps to eliminate self pity and appreciate that each individual has had his/her challenges.
We have extended this to schools where we continuously advocate for case by case handling of characters. Where the community feels that a school is mishandling a case, we are called in. We assist the teachers and pupils to analyse the child in question. We also assist the affected children to freely share their experiences.
The solution is continous communication among the school community and right based approach to education.
El Modelo: Muéstranos a través de un ejemplo específico cómo tu solución hace una diferencia, incluye tus actividades primarias
Role models' experience sharing - This involves identifies successful personalities within the communities who have gone through serious difficulties as they grew up yet they made it. We also identify others who at one time mocked suffering cases like orphans who say how later fortunes changed and how sorry they where.
Personal experience - Everywhere I go I share with parents, teachers and pupils about my childhood problems and how certain people identified with and saw the inherent potential and helped me through.
Friday baraza at the Rescue centre - This forum help break the ice for new comers at the centre. Older beneficiaries invite them and talk about themselves first without asking for response.
Christmas camp - This was brought up to make sure that all our beneficiaries had same holiday experiences.
Schools outreach - We go school to school advising teachers on right based education and the need for case by case approach to child behaviour. This reduces instances where children maybe evicted for issues they were not in control of.
Community education on children rights - Through public forums and radio programmes, we educate parents on the need to respect the right of the child irrespective of where the child comes from.
Story telling - Africa is rich with stories emphasizing on emphathy. We have initiated school based story telling during public events.
Audio video shows - This is the new phenomena that we seek to introduce here. We intend to showcase the need for children to put themslves in other children situations.
El mercado: ¿Quiénes son tus pares y competidores? Identifica a otros que también estén trabajando para dar respuesta a las necesidades que tú abordas y en qué te diferencias de ellos. ¿Cuáles son los desafíos que estos jugadores podrían representar para tu éxito o crecimiento?
I work closely with teachers in schools and the children department. We are more of collaborators than competitors. Sikizana Trust is more so percieved as an authority in the field and so a point of reference. The main challenge may arise where schools parents and teachers may feel our intervention is not welcome.
Ahora que has pensado en tu innovación, ayúdanos a presentarla.
Define tu empresa, programa, servicio o producto en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
Sikizana Trust exists to make sure each child's right is respected by all and provides education and rescue support to needy children.
Identifica lo que es innovador en tu solución en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
Innovation arises from the fact we are breaking social norms and local teaching practices that do not allow cross-age communication.
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¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?
We have reached upto 22 schools with a population of 7000 pupils with message of emphathy and behaviour change. These schools have ceased to evict orphans and disturbed cases. Instead they have initiated modalities of identifying each case by case problems. More vulnerable children are now sticking in school and receiving good care from parents, teachers and fellow children.
There has been reduced instances of bullying and violence in the schools we have reached. We are receiving reports from concerned parents everytime they feel a child situation in a school is not being understood.
¿Cuál es tu impacto proyectado para los próximos 1-3 años?
We need to reach at least 36 schools per year in the next three years. We as well seek to include the participation of local district education office in the program so that they can assist in policy inclussion upward. The use of audio visual is going to help our rural population capture faster the essence of emphathy in schools.
¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?
The main barrier is distence from one school to the other. This might restrict our ability to reach all of them and for their experience sharing. We intend to instead bring them in central points using existing cluster structures when in outreach.
The other challenge might be uneaseness by the Ministry of Education as concerns our activities in the schools. We shall seek to involve the district education office in the programme to overcome this.
Las iniciativas ganadoras presentan un plan fuerte de cómo van a alcanzar y realizar un seguimiento del crecimiento. Identifica tus metas a seis meses para el crecimiento de tu impacto
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a las metas de seis meses.
Identify target schools
Consult and hold a briefing session with the head teachers and District education office
Identify role models to carry out our outreaches
¡Ahora piensa en grande! Identifica tu meta de impacto a 12 meses.
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a tu meta de impacto a 12 meses
Train select teachers on behaviour change towards appreciating emphathy in schools
Collect and develop audio visual material for sharing with children during outreach
Review our activities through monitoring and evaluation
Historia de la fundación: Queremos saber acerca del momento en el que hiciste "¡Ajá!". Comparte la historia de dónde y cuándo el/los fundador(es) vio (vieron) el potencial de esta solución para cambiar el mundo.
Every December we bring our scholarship beneficiaries together for Christmas holidays. On the second day we hold a camp fire where I share my story of having been streetboy, a scholarship beneficiary, a university graduate and now the founder and Directo of Sikizana Trust. This opens the space for voluntary sharing of their background. In 2007, we invited guests to the camp fire. They included 3 teachers, an area administrator and my former teacher. The following day, the teachers called and confessed that they felt that they could have been mishandling desperate and vulnerable children without knowledge. They challenged Sikizana Trust to share our approach to all schools in the region.
Cuéntanos sobre tus alianzas.
I work with Out of Afrika in the Uk to sponsor rescued children at the Rescue centre. Bertha Foundation in South Africa helps us in core support.
Alliance fro Youth Achievement supports in infrastructure development including construction.
The government of Kenya supplements our feeding programme with relief food.
¿Qué tipo de equipo (personal, voluntarios, etc.) te asegurará que logres las metas de crecimiento identificadas en la sección de Impacto social/i>?
Our volunteers have mainly been from the teachers fraternity. This will continue to be the case as ths domesticates the projects in each individual participating school.
Por favor, pon en claro las necesidades u ofertas que hayas mencionado anteriormente y/o sugiere categorías de apoyo que no están especificadas en la lista