Preamble Comprehensive Basic Services Kenya (COBAS Kenya) is a registered non profitable Community Based Organization. COBAS Kenya have been extensively involved in developing the skills and knowledge of young people and the community through training workshops, mentorship and coaching at various levels in partnership with the government and nongovernmental organizations. Our Purpose: COBAS Kenya seeks to provide appropriate interventions to individuals, families, and communities in order to reach, influence, and involve everyone to attend to challenges within their own environment. Through these, COBAS Kenya aims:- a) To actively promote and create an environment that enables effective... read more Preamble Comprehensive Basic Services Kenya (COBAS Kenya) is a registered non profitable Community Based Organization. COBAS Kenya have been extensively involved in developing the skills and knowledge of young people and the community through training workshops, mentorship and coaching at various levels in partnership with the government and nongovernmental organizations. Our Purpose: COBAS Kenya seeks to provide appropriate interventions to individuals, families, and communities in order to reach, influence, and involve everyone to attend to challenges within their own environment. Through these, COBAS Kenya aims:- a) To actively promote and create an environment that enables effective communication between young adolescents and key adults, on the issues relating to SRH. b) To enhance young people's ability to take responsibility for making healthier choices, resisting negative pressures, and avoiding risk behaviors. c) To support and encourage community involvement to meet the needs of women, children, and families affected by HIV and enhance their psychosocial well-being;. d) To develop and direct key project initiatives that will foster growth and development in the community; e) To build the capacity of community leaders to identify and address health concerns. Vision Create a better future for the individuals, families and communities we reach through the provision of comprehensive basic services. Mission Improve the quality of life by providing compassionate services through delivery of basic services to helping each individual, family and community in pursuit of health living. Core Values: Commitment, Excellence, Integrity, Love, Compassion, Partnership Operating principles: - 1. Maintaining and promoting the highest standards of professionalism in the provision of basic services; 2. Providing efficient, effective, impartial, fair and equitable basic services; 3. Responsive to community needs and handling them with care, dignity, courtesy and respect 4. Transparent and accountable in provision of basic services; 5. Treating information provided by our clients with confidentiality and integrity; Our current activities: 1. Capacity building through various trainings/workshops including life skills training to empower young people to know and exercise their rights. 2. Support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) (a) Education - School fee and uniform (b) Psychological Support (PSS) - Psychosocial Support Activities - life skills, games etc (c) Clothing; 3. Provision of safe, clean and appropriate hygiene and sanitation facilities to young girls to increase school attendance and decrease their risk to sexual violence. 4. Provision of care and treatment to OVCs who are at risk and infected by jiggers. Our future focus:- 1. Increase access to HIV Testing and Counseling services:- a) Linkages - Referral and Social Support. b) Counseling - Group Therapy, Psychosocial Support c) Economic Empowerment. 2. Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) a) Education - School fee and uniform support, shelter, medical support, legal services, Food (Nutrition) b) Psychological Support (PSS) - Psychosocial Support Activities - life skills, games etc c) Formation of club kids in schools 3. Advocacy and Lobby for the rights and needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and those of their children. These includes issues of treatment access to essential drugs and treatment, property inheritance, decision making in reproductive health, education of children regardless of their HIV status, empowerment and employment opportunity. 4. Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) - Mitigate the impact of sexual gender based violence and HIV/AIDS, support women and girls who have been subjected to sexual and gender based violence. Organizational Structure The organizations has the governing and management structure, the governance is responsible for setting strategies, policies and monitoring their execution while the management structure is responsible for the running of operations. The board makes collective decisions for the organization, reviews and approves the annual work plans and budgets, assist in fund raising and plays an oversight role in the projects implementation. Additionally, the board provides financial oversight, and ensuring financial sustainability. The governance comprises of seven members (3 males, 4 females) and consists of Chairperson, Secretary and the Treasurer. The Chairperson leads the board to fulfill its responsibilities, sets strategic direction, plans and leads board meetings, plans and signs off on board agenda, and acts as spokesperson for the board. The secretary who is an ex-official to the board and also an employee in the capacity of Program Coordinator for the organization advises the chair on the agenda, presents progress report on projects, sets annual calendar for board meetings, keeps minutes and records of board decisions. The treasurer takes lead responsibility for overseeing financial affairs of the organization, presents and explains budgets and financial reports to board, leads finance or audit committee. The organization currently has five staff (2 males, 3 females). The administrative and technical management of the projects is the responsibility of the Program Coordinator and who is as well the primary liaison person for donor contacts, reporting, capacity building and all technical aspects of the activities. She oversees projects implementation according to the work plan and design of the project, directly managing project staff and resources assigned to COBAS Kenya. The M&E Officer ensures that the M&E plan provides the basis for M&E activities that will be undertaken by the project and will be subject to periodic reviews by key stakeholders from the target and beneficiary groups. Ensures timely reporting as per program and donor requirements The Finance Officer develops and manages program budgets; prepares financial statements in consultation with the Program Coordinator and the board. He prepares timely monthly and quarterly reconciliation timely based upon agreed budgets to keep program liquid and running efficiently. Monitors budgets & expenditures to ensure adequate controls for efficient funds utilization. The other staffs including 6 Community Volunteers who as well support the implementation of various project activities. Contact Details Mobile : 0722 895 272 0722 397 706 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Page: cobas Kenya Location : Kiambu, Kenya
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