Chance for Childhood

Project Name

LEAP from the Street - Learning, Educating and Protecting

Beneficiary Country

Kenya

Funding theme

A safe place to be

Start Date

February 22nd 2016

Amount Awarded

£695,993

End Date

April 1st 2020

Detailed research conducted by Chance for Childhood (CfC) shows that a significant proportion of children with street connections have difficulty expressing themselves.

These challenges could be due to trauma, disability or lack of schooling. But as a result, these children often spiral into conflict with authorities and the law and may also have been the cause of their leaving home.

This project, in Kenya, will work with schools, juvenile justice authorities and street children organisations to build their expertise. This will help them identify and overcome problems working with street connected children.

Through this project, children will be taught how to avoid abusive or troublesome situations so they can get back into their communities.

In the process, teachers will also be supported to make sure that all the children they teach can learn in less disruptive classrooms.

This project is co-funded by Comic Relief and UK aid.

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Comic Relief has been funding work around safe and secure shelter for marginalised communities for over 25 years. We have supported essential services to support people who are homeless across the UK. We have also supported psychosocial support for refugees and asylum seekers as well as helping communities in informal settlements across the world improve their own communities.

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