AfCiC: leading child protection, health and development organization.
Action for Children in Conflict (AfCiC) is an indigenous Kenyan NGO founded in 2003. Its headquarters is in Thika town, Kiambu County. AfCiC invests in interventions that are aimed at protecting children and women rights and enhancing the abilities of communities to access opportunities for development.
AfCiC works with children, women, families and communities in conflict and fragile contexts. The aim is to promote education, health, gender equality, eradicate poverty, promote environment conservation and accord justice to all irrespective of gender, religion, race or ethnicity.
The AfCiC Economic Empowerment programme wants to give people the tools to be able to support themselves economically. This part of their work is aimed not at children who live and work on the streets, but more at youths and families, those who have the capacity to work and to forge livelihoods themselves.
Access To Justice
The Kenya Children’s Legal Aid Work (KCLAW) is a specific program by Action for Children in Conflict that seeks to promote access to justice, strengthen the rule of law, promote human rights and reduce all forms of violence in the society.
Women and girls in Kenya still continue to suffer gender-based discrimination resulting from highly patriarchal communities, leading to less access to education, health, land, employment opportunities and other resources. The lack of gender equality is a major barrier to sustainable development in Kenya.
With the goal of eradicating extreme poverty for all people everywhere and ending hunger, it all begins with ending child poverty; and according all children including street children equal opportunities in quality education, sanitation, economic opportunities and good health.
As climate change is affecting every country on every continent, Kenya is no exception. Kenya has in the last few years experienced changed weather patterns that have resulted in long periods of drought and erratic rainfalls. They have caused floods hence in food shortages and food insecurity in the country. Therefore, the need for solutions that will reduce carbon emissions and increase adaptation efforts are eminent.
Vision and Mission
Action for Children in Conflict vision is a world of equal and sustainable opportunities for every child: this is the reason their mission focuses on advance appropriate policies and interventions that builds the community’s capacity to improve and sustain the holistic development of children, adolescents, youth, women and their families by facilitating access to justice, education, health, psychological, socio-economic and political support.
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