Slum Child Foundation – Kenya

Slum Child Foundation

Established in 2008, the Slum Child Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable and marginalized members of the Kenyan society, i.e. those living in the country’s poorest urban settlements, the slums. The Foundation develops addiction prevention initiatives and implements actions to promote children’s rights, prevent gender-based violence and promote women’s and girls’ empowerment.

Slum Child Foundation

George Ochieng, founder of the Slum Child Foundation, with students from Kochland High School

Slum Child Foundation logoThe Foundation is motivated by the high levels of poverty, violence and drug abuse which characterize these slums.

Using a child-centred approach SCF focuses on different thematic areas, including but not limited to: prevention of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS, children rights, education, prevention of teenage marriages and pregnancies, empowerment of girls, etc.

Activities in 2018

  • School violence prevention programme (interventions in public schools and information sessions in universities)
  • Community outreach programmes for children in the slums with drug prevention messages

SCF operates in Nairobi’s Korogocho slum and aims to expand its activities in other slums in large African cities.

Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children

Associated Activities

The Slum Child Foundation’s community outreach programmes in 2018 contributed directly to SDG 3 (Good health and well-being) target 5 in particular. In addition, the Foundation’s gender violence prevention activities contributed to SDG 5 (Gender equality) target 2, with cross-cutting contributions to SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions) target 2. Lastly, the organization’s school-based activities contributed indirectly to SDG 4 (Quality education)

Affiliations

  • Associate member of Dianova International
  • Registered community-based organization to the Ministry of Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services
  • Registered Non-governmental organization to NGOs Co-ordination Board
  • Member of the World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD)
  • Member  of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA)
  • Special consultative status to the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Contact Information

  • Address: Engyo plaza first floor door four, Kamunde road off outering road (Kenya)
  • Web site: www.slumchildfoundation.net
  • Contact person: George Ochieng Odalo

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