Bandaptai Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

We planted 10,000 trees to help prevent soil erosion in partnership with Kenya's Ministry of Agriculture and Forest Service. 1,995 students gained access to clean water at school when we partnered with school boards to install new water sources. We added latrines in four schools so children would benefit from a healthier learning environment. We collaborated with the Ministry of Health to construct 287 new pit latrines as part of a campaign toward the community receiving Open Defecation Free certification. 57 primary schools installed handwashing facilities as part of our effort to improve sanitation and lower water-related illness for children. Our emergency management committee put disaster preparedness plans in place and reached 3,000 community members with risk reduction initiatives. Community members attended World Vision's dialogue session on reducing the stigma toward disabled children.

Cross-cutting issues

Most Vulnerable Children, Gender, Environment, Protection, Peace, Disability, Advocacy

Locations

  • Kenya>Bomet

Sectors

  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Protection
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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