The lack of proper and quality education creates a high illiteracy rate and contributes heavily to poverty; however, there are other dangers waiting for children who are not at their desks—including sexual abuse, unwanted pregnancy, child prostitution, and a vicious cycle of poverty and street life. Girls who work and live in the streets face sexual abuse by adults, rape, unwanted pregnancy and early motherhood – sometimes as young as 12. These girls are likely to join the rank of child prostitutes or street mothers and continue the vicious circle of street life. Inevitably, they are highly at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS
There are a number of reasons why children in Kenya do not stay in school, ranging from inability to pay for school fees and required child labor to support the family. Codech Kenya is committed to giving children an opportunity to attend school and protect that opportunity through holistic support of the child’s family and health.
Clearly, education is the backbone of success and the tool that pulls individuals, and entire countries, out of poverty. Codech Kenya utilizes a multi-faced approach to educate orphans and widows in Kenya.
In order to achieve a personalized kind of approach to the children who are disadvantaged, Codech Kenya has given a lot of wait towards the same and formed a department dubbed Tabitha Children’s’ Home. This is a children’s’ department that has committed and well to do professionals in dealing with matters touching the children.
Out of experience, most of the kids who are vulnerable are the most brightest and for this reason need to be helped into realizing their goals in life.We invite donors and people of like mind to help us actualize this vision by donating food stuffs, educational materials and other donations to better the lives of these young ones.