ThE STRATEGY FOR 2017 TO 2019



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





1. Enhance education

a. Support policies that enhance access to education in the countries of membership

b. Empower teachers and trainers to continually provide higher standards of education

c. Increase access to learning materials for learners in public education systems in Africa

2. Children’s rights

a. Support the reform of legislation to ensure conformity with the new constitutional dispensation in Africa and international treaties on children’s rights.

b. Supporting family-centered child development including alternative family care for children separated from their birth parents.

3. Youth Development -

a. Promote legislative reform to address barriers to youth enterprise and facilitate the effective contribution of young people to national and regional development.

b. Inculcate futuristic planning and thinking among youth aimed at developing sustainable triple-bottom line enterprises.





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



The primary goal of this project is to mainstream individualization of children in Kenya by providing a specific protocol that guides, resources and ensures participation of children out of institutional care. This pushes the Alternative Family and immediate reintegration approach that is envisioned in the Guidelines for the Alternative Family Care of Children in Kenya, The UNCRC and the ACRWC.

The objectives of the project are:

1. Drive towards a Protocol for the exit of children from custodial arrangements in Kenya

2. Build the capacity of State and Corporate Institutions to exit children in a participatory and rights based approach

3. Support the actual individualization of at least 10% of the children in custodial care in Kenya