Children
 Kenya
Project #7048

Child Survival and Development in Nairobi Slums

by Orphans and Vulnerable Children's Project in Africa

Summary

This project is built strongly on a commitment to ensuring the health and social well-being of 300 orphans and vulnerable children under 5 in the slum community, Kinaani, outside Nairobi, Kenya.
$24,000
total goal
$5,173
remaining
170
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Severe poverty in the community of Kinaani, a slum outside of Nairobi, has caused the health and well being of the children under 5 years to be seriously compromised. From work done in three nearby slum communities, we found high rates of malnutrition, lack of complete immunizations, frequent cases of diarrhea and pneumonia and the lack of knowledge concerning the importance of nurturing, loving, protective, stimulating caregiver-child interactions.

Solution

Community Health Workers will distribute enriched food supplements and nutrition education to mother/caregivers of children who are underweight, arrange for immunizations and focus on teaching the essentials of positive and secure attachments.

Long-Term Impact

Lay the foundation for better health and development for the 300 children under 5, which is crucial to lifelong positive patterns of development. In contrast, sick and neglected children, without help, will suffer lifelong negative consequences.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ovcprojectafrica.org

Organization Information

Orphans and Vulnerable Children's Project in Africa

Location: Nairobi, Eastern Province - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​ www.ovcprojectafrica.org
Project Leader:
John H. Bryant, MD
Project Director
Charlottesville, Virginia United States

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This project is no longer accepting donations.

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