Child Rescue Kenya

CRK mission is to assist children in need while developing communities to better care for their own children. Our vision is a world where children enjoy all their rights, especially the right to be a child BACKGROUND INFORMATION. Child Rescue Kenya is an organization operating in Trans-Nzoia County in Kenya. The Organization assists vulnerable children and families through integrated development initiatives.CRK facilitates the rehabilitation of street children, and other abused or neglected children, by encouraging close links between community -child, project-child, and project - community. Multifaceted activities combine child rehabilitation centers with community development initiatives...
Feb 27, 2017

2017 !!

We started the year with lots of strength and gusto and remained hopeful that at the end of the year we will look back and celebrate our achievements – united street connected children with their families!!. This remains our core motivation as child rescue Kenya.

As we come to the end of February 2017 a lot of things are happening – Districts bordering Trans- Nzoia where we are have been severely affected by droughts. In areas of Kodich Westpokot County for instance it has been reported that children are no longer attending school and many have migrated to Uganda but we are saddened most by the recent happening in Baringo where we there are reported cases of child abandonment as a result of violence resulting from fights among pastoralist as they struggle for drying out watering points for their animals. Our fears are that the violence is escalating and we will soon witness an increasing number of unaccompanied children flocking into the streets of Kitale.

Cases of violence against children have been witnessed in Nairobi, Nakuru and Eldoret and now we have witnessed an increase in numbers of children fleeing to Kitale town recently in our outreach point in town we are currently interacting with more than 50 children daily an increase from our usual 25 that we have been meeting daily.

As we approach the elections we remain hopeful that they will be peaceful although politician aren’t helping.

These incidences are indicators to a year full of activities and we anticipate more children in town.

thank  you so much for  Continuing to support our work.

Nov 29, 2016

Christmas is Here!!!

Families are travelling from one corner of the world to the other.. for holidays, familiy reunions, celebrations.. just but to name a few. Indeed lots of activities going on, lots of travelling and lots of flights.

At Child Rescue Kenya we are also planning to join a community that is left behind in these buzz of activities,- the street- connected children. We want to be there for them and with them in the season, we are thier familiy! 

Throughout the year we have been through alot together, in hospitals at difficult moments during family visits when hostilities were at the highest, we firmly stood together in times of brutality when the councils of security thought that getting rid of children from towns was the best thing, we protested and provided a voice of reason and said.. look there an alternative give us chance to work together.

Indeed we are appreciative to those who believed in our work donated their time and resources at least we have now over 150 children back safely into thier families from January 2016 up to now..

We are going to celebrate Chrismas with others in our care,,

Thanks for your continued support and we pray that you support us again by donating to our Chrimas appeal

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Sep 6, 2016

Amazing Figures

Child Rescue Kenya has continued to reunite lone children found in the streets of Kitale with thier families. Through the streetsmart program this year alone starting January to end of May 54 children were reffered to the Rescue centre from the streets. In the streets 40 children continued to access street based education of whom 5 have been enrolled for national examination and showing tremendous literacy improvements. They sat for examinations and given school report cards and this was very exciting. They felt like thier counterpats in the formal schools. 62 children were reunited with thier familes and retained at home and also went back to formal schools.

Amazingly despite all the efforts the number of the children and youth leaving and working in the streets of Kitale was 796( as per the head count report counted in July 2015 Railway Children in collaboration with Child Rescue Kenya). 247 were sleeping on the streets at night 60% being 15yrs and below.

These are shocking figures as more children continue coming to the streets the trend is worrying. The County government treats them as a menace that should be eradicated and this explains why they are subjected to inhuman treatment.  Child Rescue Kenya through the advocacy department continues to lobby the county the government to respect the rights of children and come up with initiatives that will adress their plight and sensitise communities to make deliberate efforts to stay with children at home, CRK has also liases with Child Protection Unit at the Police to secure a release of children often locked up with adults in same cells.

Child Rescue Kenya thinks of scaling up the work on the streets but constrained by resources, and so continues to appeal to those who care about the suffering  children go through to support  Child Rescue Kenya efforts.

Thank you again for your donations and support.

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