Slum Child Foundation – Kenya
Slum Child Foundation
Established in 2008, Slum Child Foundation (SCF) is a non-profit organization from Kenya. The organisation works for vulnerable and marginalized members of the society living in poor urban settlements, the slums.
The 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.
The activities of the Slum Child Foundation
- Protection of children
- Addiction prevention activities
- Life skills learning
- Table banking programmes
SCF operates in Nairobi’s Korogocho slum and aims to expand its activities in other slums in large African cities.
Sustainable Development Goals
Slum Child Foundation designed a micro-credit or table banking programme called “Start-up Support: table banking for women in the slums.” The programme is for businesswomen under the age of 35 living in poor neighbourhoods and gives them the means to be self-sufficient and therefore improve their quality of life and that of their families. Slum Child Foundation activities help meet the goals of economic growth (SDG 8), empowerment of women (SDG 5) and reduction of inequalities (SDG 10).
- 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)