Learning and Development Kenya
has instituted a number of initiatives in an effort to reduce poverty
in targeted communities. Projects include:
Child Sponsorship Programme (CSP)
Group Sponsorship Programme (GSP)
Youth Sponsorship Programme (YSP)
Sports /Cultural activities Programme
Micro Credit Programme
Water and Sanitation Project
Environmental Protection Programme
Contact: Philip Ndeta
P.O. Box 13808 Nakuru - 20100, Kenya
Tel. 254 51 221 2557 Fax: 254 51 216232 Send email to LDK
Through individual sponsorship, sponsored children are provided with the basic needs
especially educational needs. Above are some of the 225 sponsored children in the program
who benefited from a school uniform, shoes, socks and three text books of Math, English, and
Kiswahili during 2004. This has been possible through sponsorship funds of 240 USD per year ($20 per month)
from inidividual sponsors. The school bags were a donation from Crossroads International, Hong Kong.
Learning and Development
Kenya (LDK) is mobilizing all of its available resources
to provide the basic needs (food, shelter, education and medical
care) for the children of the street, orphans and children from
very poor families who have been devastated by AIDS.
LDK is committed to the empowerment of women and girls
as a proactive strategy in minimizing the impact of AIDS. Girls
are especially at risk. According to the report, In the Shadow
of Death, issued by the
Human Rights Watch, the rate of AIDS for girls and young
women between the ages of fifteen and nineteen is six times
as high than that of their male counterparts. LDK is
implementing programs in education to develop social and economic
viability for the future of women in Kenya.
LDK organized counselling centers
and workshops for the youth age 14 to 30 years old, in Rhonda
slums with a view to sensitizing them to the spread of HIV and
AIDS. Seminars are organized in collaboration with local leaders
and aim at prevention of HIV/AIDS and the promotion of sustainable
behavioral change among youth.
So far 60 orphans are enrolled in the home at the Virginia M. Buena Center for the Needy and are now
accessible to basic needs especially food, shelter, education and medical care. Above is a group
photo of the children currently living in the home, taken with some of their visiting sponsors.