We are delighted to announce that we have been invited by Aids Orphan to continue their vital work supporting Early Childhood Development Centres in Kenya.
Aids Orphan was founded by Prof. Ian Govendir in 2009 and works across the globe to support and provide for children and infants who have been infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Their frontline work has made a tremendous difference to children living with HIV and extreme poverty in the North West region of Kisumu. Kisumu County is one of the poorest regions in Kenya with the 3rd highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country (19.3%). It is estimated that 30-40% of babies born to HIV positive mothers are infected with HIV.
The centres provide quality early childhood services to promote the intellectual, physical, and social developmental needs of the children aged 2-5 years old. Additionally, their nutritional needs will be prioritized in order to tackle the high mortality rate of children under the age of 5 in Kisumu County.
Aids Orphan will soon close; Prof Govendir has invited Hope for Children to continue this vital work in Kenya.
We will be supporting the Early Childhood Development Centres with in-country partners CIVS (Centre for International Voluntary Service Kenya) in Ahero and Awach; targeting over 75 orphaned children living in vulnerable circumstances; many still affected by the legacy of HIV.
We are so looking forward to further enhancing provision in terms of safeguarding, high quality teaching and learning and the holistic development of young children.