Who are we?
Save the Children has been operational in Kenya, since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. In 2018 we reached more than 900,000 Kenyans (61% children) directly and over 3 million indirectly through our programmes.
Which children do we target?
We target the most marginalized and deprived children in the country. These are the 0 – 5 year olds, adolescents/youth (10 - 24), Children with Special Needs, and refugee children.We have operational presence in drought-prone pastoralist counties of the northeast and northwest; Garissa (including Dadaab), Wajir, Mandera and Turkana. We also work in counties that contribute the highest number of maternal and child deaths i.e. Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega, Kisumu, Kitui, Migori and urban informal settlement in Nairobi.
Our programmatic approach is to build evidence from our programme innovations and use our successes to engage in policy dialogue, at both National and County level to influence Government of Kenya systems to scale-up successful programs. We support service delivery working with the primary duty bearer i.e. the government.