Project #248 | Keeping the Next Generation Safe
Our Partnership with Freely in Hope
It is estimated that 99% of survivors of sexual violence in Kenya were first abused when they were children. While parents and caregivers are increasingly aware of the risk, 59% feel that they did not have the tools, resources, or education to initiate such sensitive conversations with their children. Parents, especially those living in informal and rural settlements, are less likely to have preemptive conversations with their children on sexual abuse. Instead, they avoid the taboo topic, hoping that their children will be kept out of harm through prayers and studies. However, these children remain most vulnerable because they live in close quarters with elders and neighbors in violent and unsafe communities.
We’re partnering with Freely in Hope so that 1,000 people living in Kibera – the largest slum community in Nairobi, Kenya – can participate in “Lina Toto” workshops about sexual abuse awareness and prevention. In addition, 200 local stakeholders are being trained as trainers so that the messaging and awareness can spread more broadly. As a result, parents and caregivers in Kibera will know how to talk with their children about sexual abuse, respond to cases in their community, and access local support services.
PEOPLE WILL HAVE IMPROVED AWARENESS ON PREVENTING SEXUAL ABUSE
LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS WILL BE TRAINED TO HOST CONTINUED WORKSHOPS
CHILDREN CAN TALK WITH THEIR PARENTS ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our human trafficking fund.