ThE STRATEGY FOR 2017 TO 2019



DRIVING LAW AND POLICY REFORM TO PROTECT CHILDREN IN INSTITUTIONS AND BEYOND





1. Construction of library facilities – a library equipped with education and life skills materials will allow girls continue with curriculum-based education

2. Training staff and duty bearers in the system on children's rights in practice.

3. Mentoring – Women leaders and some male opinion leaders, suggested by the girls will be approached to give talks, arrange mentor meetings and exchange experiences

4. Life skills training for girls in custody and transiting through the system –

5. Placement and work experience for girls, with a drive at skilled training to allow exposure and build self-esteem.

6. Poster campaigns to address children's rights and give hope to the children – placed at all the similar institutions such as Kirigiti and Kabete Remand Home as well as the children’s courts in Nairobi.

7. National/ policy level roundtables and project evaluation meetings





"Growing up should be fun- we should not be afraid."



  1. At least 500 girls initially, and 3,000 girls annually in the Kenya Juvenile Rehabilitation facilities, can continue reading for school; reducing the disruptive effects of custody.
  2. At least 500 girls gain life skills to return to community after rehabilitation.
  3. Training and skills enhancement for the caregivers at the rehabilitation centres – this will include two certified short courses at Strathmore University, and biannual briefs on rights of children and current trends such as cyberbullying and voyeurism that were previously not seen as violations on the victims.
  4. About 20,000 children in the juvenile justice system during the project period may experience release to non-custodial community-based rehabilitation.
  5. Policy change in Kenya to non-custodial solutions for children being the preferred practice. 6. Rights of girls in conflict with the law are highlighted in the country to reduce incidences of unnecessary incarceration.