Streetboys collecting plastic from a rubbish dump, Thika, Kenya.
AfCiC seeks to equip children in crisis with the tools to transform their own lives and to build a positive future for themselves and their communities. The charity each child in a holistic way, and understands that to help a child, you must also engage with their family and community. AfCiC is also rooted in the local community, involving its beneficiaries in the everyday life of the charity.
AfCiC's main projects are as follows. A residential street children’s Interim Care Centre for children who cannot immediately rejoin their families; carrying out intensive non-formal education, rehabilitation and family reintegration work. Children stay for 6-8 months at the ICC until the are rehabilitated and ready to return to school to continue their education.
Outreach Programmes for Vulnerable Children OPVC which provide economic and educational empowerment to the community and support services for street and other vulnerable youth. OPVC runs outreach programmes in the local community, the OPVC centre where street children can come for the day, wash their clothes and seek advice, the 'Into Work' scheme that places rehabilitated children with local employers and other similar projects.
Kenyan Children’s Legal Aid Work (KCLAW) providing free expert legal advice to vulnerable children and their guardians and providing specialist advocacy and training services on children’s rights and the law.
School Feeding programmes in two local primary schools, feeding 1000 vulnerable children daily in partnership – helping to keep identified at risk children in school and off the streets.
Holiday clubs at two local primary schools during school holidays in August and December help to keep approximately 400 children off the street and away from abuse and exploitation.
During her year, WoD winner Kathryn Becher aims to help build a culture of fundraising, income generation and growth within the charity, which will be sustainable, culturally appropriate and which will effec