Upendo Centre

Project Objective: The main activities conducted in the quarter include the following sessions: one to one counselling, life skills, hygiene and arts work, COBET class. The activities were conducted for the purpose of preparing CLWS for re-unification with their families.

These activities were provided to 21 CLWS (6 girls, 15 boys) who we received from Street Worker and Social Welfare Officer. 13 CLWS (8 boys, 5girls) out of 21 CLWS were new comers. During the quarter a total of 21 CLWS (15 boys, 6 girls) ages 7-14 years were provided with short term shelter. 13 CLWS (8 boys, 5 girls) were enrolled to COBET class. We managed to link 7 CLWS of age 11 to 14 years (4 boys, 3 girls) to family workers for more procedures of re-unification. During this quarter referrals were provided for 13 CLWS (8boys, 5 girls) into medical care (HIV/AIDS testing), test results for both were negative. Literacy education was conducted (COBET CLASS) for 21 CLWS and to large extent they increased their literacy and numeracy skills, and writing both Kiswahili and English language.

Life skills education was also provided and both of the CLWS increased awareness of their right, the advantage of living with their parents or relatives, importance of hard work. In the quarter the art work contest was organized by CHIPUKA project. 6 CLWS were sent in the drawing competition where 1 girl and 5 boys were awarded with certificate of appreciation. Health education training was conducted aiming at increasing awareness of symptoms and prevention of tuberculosis (TB). Lastly, in the quarter staff and CLWS participated in Child Safeguarding Day, and World HIV/AIDS day.

These activities were provided to 21 CLWS (6 girls, 15 boys) who we received from Street Worker and Social Welfare Officer. 13 CLWS (8 boys, 5girls) out of 21 CLWS were new comers. During the quarter a total of 21 CLWS (15 boys, 6 girls) ages 7-14 years were provided with short term shelter. 13 CLWS (8 boys, 5 girls) were enrolled to COBET class. We managed to link 7 CLWS of age 11 to 14 years (4 boys, 3 girls) to family workers for more procedures of re-unification. During this quarter referrals were provided for 13 CLWS (8boys, 5 girls) into medical care (HIV/AIDS testing), test results for both were negative. Literacy education was conducted (COBET CLASS) for 21 CLWS and to large extent they increased their literacy and numeracy skills, and writing both Kiswahili and English language.

Life skills education was also provided and both of the CLWS increased awareness of their right, the advantage of living with their parents or relatives, importance of hard work. In the quarter the art work contest was organized by CHIPUKA project. 6 CLWS were sent in the drawing competition where 1 girl and 5 boys were awarded with certificate of appreciation. Health education training was conducted aiming at increasing awareness of symptoms and prevention of tuberculosis (TB). Lastly, in the quarter staff and CLWS participated in Child Safeguarding Day, and World HIV/AIDS day.

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Challenges:

  1. Poor attendance in COBET class: Nature of CLWS and street life experience (loss of interest for learning)
  2. Difficult to cope with new environment: -They Feel that they lose their freedom which they had while living in the street and this is due to the fact that when they stay at the center they have to obey the rules and regulations
  3. Difficult to get truth: Nature of the CLWS. The children do not share their life stories openly immediately until they gain someone’s confidence which takes time.

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