While it has been noted that poverty has a direct link with violence against children and adolescents, Good Hope Foundation is supporting youth and women group’s initiatives geared towards preventing violence against children and adolescents. Women and youths have always been identified as the most perpitrators of violence against children and additionally women have been seen being at the center of ensuring that children get what to eat in most of households, provide clothing to the children but little or no support towards the education of children and provision of other basic necessities which has been attributed to their limited finances.
Good Hope foundation supported 4 CBO initiatives geared towards prevention of violence against children in the two sub counties of operation Karusandara and Kisinga sub counties. The supported CBOs included one youth group and one women group per sub county. Good hope first conducted CBO assessment on 13th and 14th /3/2017 to identify and assess the initiatives as well as to identify the capacity gaps in implementing the initiatives. After the assessment of the groups, on 15th and 16th March 2017 Good Hope organized 4 trainings for the 4 CBOs in the identified gaps where 117 (83f and 34m) group members attended the trainings. Rural Youth Initiative for Development (RYID) was trained in poultry keeping while St. Lucy Women Group, Kanamba Women group and Kevengenyi Youth for Development were trained in piggery management.
After the trainings the groups were then supported with seed capital to boost their identified initiatives. The support was to strengthen the capacities of youth and women organizations to be able to actively participate in income generation activities to improve their livelihoods as well as to strengthen the capacities of the youths and women to be able to participate in reducing violence against children and adolescents at family, community and school levels through participating in school, family and community initiatives aimed at reducing violence against children and adolescents.
The four CBOs supported included; from Kisinga, Rural youth initiative for development (RYID) which has a membership of 35 members (20f and 15m) and it was supported in poultry project, St. Lucy women group with a membership of 30 members (25f and 5m) was supported in boosting their piggery project while from Karusandara they include; Kanamba women group which has a membership of 27 members (23F and 4M) was supported in their piggery project while also Kevengenyi youth for development with 25 members (15 F and 10M) was also supported in piggery project.
- Group members committed them selves to participate in community and school initiatives geared towards prevention of violence against children and adolescents. As members they will identify initiaitives that they can initiate at the neighboring schools which are geared towards preventing violence against children and adolescents.
|Project officer monitoring the piggery supported project of women groups|
|Youth group being supported with seed capital to boost their income generating project|
Project officer conducting group assessment of women groups