GOAL's Work in Kenya

GOAL’s child friendly space in allows children from 
Nairobi's informal settlements to play and learn 
safely and securely
GOAL began implementing an emergency response programme in Kenya in 1983 to response to an influx of refugees from, what is now, South Sudan and to provide drought assistance in the Horn of Africa.

Thirty years later, GOAL Kenya is actively continuing our work to improve the lives of the most vulnerable.

Currently, the GOAL Kenya programme has offices in two locations, Nairobi and Marsabit.

The Nairobi programme comprises of integrated projects that target extremely vulnerable children, young people and marginalised populations living in Nairobi’s slums. 

GOAL’s programmes focus on children’s empowerment and protection (CEP), health, HIV and AIDS, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors.

GOAL’s programme in Marsabit responds to the drought crisis  that regularly affects communities living in northern Kenya’s arid lands. This is accomplished by increasing access to clean water and sanitation facilities and encouraging changes in hygienic behaviour. 

Issues of child protection, gender, environment, HIV and AIDS and livelihoods are also integrated into GOAL’s programmes in Kenya. The aim is to empower individuals and communities to access their rights, fulfil their potential and initiate real and sustainable change.

GOAL also delivers emergency preparedness and response  in Kenya. In recent years, we responded to the post-election violence of 2007 / 2008 by building houses for displaced families in the Nakuru valley. We also supported Somali refugees in Dadaab camp, north-western Kenya, by providing emergency shelter and constructing sanitation facilities. 

Learn more about Kenya and some of the situations that Kenyans face on a daily basis by clicking here.

Blogs and News from Kenya:

In March, 2013, Kenya held it's first national elections since the violence of 2007. Thankfully, due to new laws and an appetite for peace in the country, the elections passed without much incident. Read Angela Huddleston's insights into the peace-building that went on, and the people who benefited from it, here.

Our current programmes in Kenya:

Children's Empowerment and Protection Health
HIV and AIDS Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Emergency Preparedness and Response

Since 1977, GOAL has spent in excess of €790 million delivering aid to some of the most vulnerable people in the developing world. We have achieved all this on an exceptionally low administration cost base.

GOAL Ireland is a registered charity in Ireland: Charity Reg No: CHY 6271
GOAL UK is a registered charity in the United Kingdom: Charity Reg No: 1107403
GOAL USA is registered in the US as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and contributions are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.

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