Slum Child Foundation – Kenya

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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.

Intervention areas

Youth protection, substance abuse prevention, life skills learning, support to education, microfinance, advocacy

The Slum Child Foundation at a Glance

2008

Opening year

2 + 4

Collaborators and volunteers

0 facilities

The Foundation is solely dedicated to outreach working

+ 4,500

People served in 2016

The activities of the Slum Child Foundation

  • School support and skill development programme for the children of the slums (Toto Club) – 150 people served
  • Civic education and vocational training and guidance programme for young dropouts (Cross the Bridge Initiative) – 12 people served
  • School-based awareness programme – substance abuse prevention, skill development, dialogue promotion (Teens’ Forum) – 15 schools (300 pupils/school)
  • Microfinance, table banking and psychosocial support programme for women with dependent children, training of volunteers – 5 groups of women

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

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)

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