Water Harvesting at Pendekezo Letu Center
Kenya, Kiambu County, Ngoriba
Active Projects, Clean Water
$3913.25 raised of $7826.5 goal
- THE STORY
Targeting: Quality Nutrition, Education
5 Water harvesting Tanks 10,000 L and gutters
Water harvest for children and the dairy cows to get clean water since the current water source is polluted.
This will save the Center the costs of purchasing clean water. The saved amount could be channeled to other important needs of the children and in so doing, further enhance the quality of life of the children.
Number of Children Impacted:
100 girls and 20 teens
Pendekezo Letu (PKL), meaning “our right to have a choice” in Kiswahili, is a registered Kenyan, non-religious, non-profit organization. It was established in 1997 to assists young girls living and working on the streets, their families and other vulnerable children living in marginalized urban and rural communities in Kenya. PKL’s efforts are concentrated in five major slums in Nairobi County (Mathare, Kibera, Majengo, Dandora & Korogocho), as well as a number of smaller informal settlements within rural satellite towns in neighboring Kiambu county. These efforts include; short-term, residential rehabilitation of girls living and working on the streets , education support, family empowerment, vocational skills training, access to justice for children in conflict with the law, capacity building of community child protection, lobbying and advocacy. Every year, PKL recruits 100 “street” girls (homeless) to undergo a 10 month rehabilitation at PKL’s halfway home located in Ngoliba, on the outskirts of Nairobi. The 10 month (March to December) rehabilitation process includes intensive guidance & counseling, provision of basic needs and safe shelter, basic life coping skills and remedial education. After 10 months, the 100 girls are reintegrated with their families and are enrolled in formal primary schools alongside their school-age siblings (about 200) by provision of school uniforms, stationary, enrollment fees and feeding program fees. Every rear, PKL enrolls between 250 – 300 children in primary schools. Additionally, PKL has a full time lawyer and a paralegal to represent Children in Conflict with the Law (CCLs) in the juvenile justice system (JJS) . Those who are released from the JJS are reunited with their families, receive guidance and counseling and are enrolled in schools or vocational skills training.
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