|Title||No One Out! Empowerment for youth inclusion in the slums of Nairobi|
|Place||Kariobangi, Korogocho, Huruma, Dandora and Mathare slums of Nairobi, Nairoby County, Kenya|
|Duration||36 months (2017-2019)|
|PartnerS on site
Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo sviluppo (MAECI) - Italian Agency for International Cooperation (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affair)
|Status quo on site
In Nairobi, the 60% of the population lives in slums in poverty and chronic vulnerability situation: high population density, with unregulated settlements, with no way of ownership, often affected by floods, expropriations, evictions. The sewage system is non-existent and water conduction precarious. The most critical situation is in the eastern suburbs, which includes the 5 target areas of the project. In these slums, the 49% of young people (15-24 years) is unemployed; it prevails a sort of informal economy, whose growth contributes to urban development without rules, to an increasing inequality and corruption. In conditions of extreme poverty (income per capita average <10 USD / month), the local social interaction and interdependence with the city's economy, have generated social networks as a form of survival. If compared to rural and urban areas outside the slums, the HIV percentage + is double (12% versus 5/6% - Nairobi Slum HIV Prevalence Survey), the infant mortality and chronic malnutrition of children is higher (47% against a national average of 26% - Kenya national Bureau of Statistics, 2015). The stigma and social discrimination are very strong against HIV-positive people, and against children with disabilities. And more, the quality of educational services for these categories is lacking: poverty and economic barriers make the cost of care and access to rehabilitation services inaccessible. The vicious circles of poverty and violence affect education and vocational training, thus worsening the psychosocial problems associated to poverty, to early school leaving and to informal job as a unique resource. Life skills are neglected in the educational system; families live with resignation the state of insecurity and the lack of planning skills. Schools have problems of drinking water availability, have a low level of hygiene and inadequate accessibility for children with disabilities.
Promoting the achieving of more decent living conditions for the youth population living in informal settlements of the outskirts of Nairobi (Kenya).
Promoting health -social and economic inclusion of young vulnerable population living in five slums in the eastern outskirts of Nairobi.
Result 1 – Strengthened the local partner NGOs and constituted a permanent network with public and private entities, which will be engaged in the work with children in slums
MMI will coordinate the action of social and health education, prevention, education, counseling on HIV / AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as support the capacity building process of local partners and counterparts in the same sectors.
FTC will support MMI counterparties for: pre-counseling for at-risk youth HIV, post counseling and adherence to therapy for HIV+.
Activities for R3
||Direct Beneficiaries total 50,581 people.
Indirect Beneficiaries: 97,302 people (the 15% of population living in the slums target).
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