Health

The Sustainable Development Goals have set a new target to reduce maternal deaths to less than 70 per every 100,000 live births. As part of our commitment to supporting the achievement of this goal, our 2018-2021 strategy among others focuses on strengthening survival and improved health of mothers and newborns during childbirth and early childhood through investment in Maternal, New-born and Child Health programmes. Using the three delay’s model, we, through a systems strengthening approach, aim to increase access to maternal, neonatal and child health services by strengthening community capacity to seek healthcare, improving referral systems and improving provision of healthcare.

Kenya loses at least 362 mothers for every 100,000 newborns. This means that for every 1,000 babies born, four of them are left without a mother.  Additionally, we lose 22 newborns for every 1,000 live births.

Our health interventions are geared towards reducing these statistics through investment in most at risk communities. We are also working with Children living with Diabetes to address early detection, comprehensive care and Health Care System strengthening.

Education

A 2016 study by Uwezo East Africa revealed that on average, 1 out of 10 children in Kenyan primary schools are completing class 8 without having acquired the basic competencies expected of a child completing class 2. Children in primary school are failing to master basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Our investment in education is geared towards addressing this gap by advancing Literacy and Numeracy programmes as well as Technical and Vocational Education and Training to increase youth employability.

 

Economic Empowerment

It is estimated that in Kenya, one million young people are ready to enter the job market each year but lack the opportunities. This is because the economy is failing to create jobs at the rate needed to employ the youth entering the workforce annually. There is also a growing skills mismatch in the Kenyan economy and subsequent skills gap in important growth industries.

Through our Economic Empowerment programme, we aim to support at least 1,700 youth aged 18-25 years with entry level jobs following successful completion of a 4 to 8 weeks training program in Vocational Training Centers across the country.

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