NUTRITION – FOOD SECURITY
School feeding program:
When we start working with a school, we provide hot lunches to kids in short-term before implementing long-term sustainable solutions. This helps improve school children's development, education and nutrition. Provision of school feeding program. Many of these kids depend on the one school meal for the whole day.
School agricultural project:
Providing lunches is not sustainable in the long-term. We therefore work with schools to start agricultural ventures that would provide meals for the school going kids and also for income generation to bridge some school financial needs. We do this by:
Installation of water harvesting and storage systems; and distribution for irrigation
Construction of a greenhouse maximise crop production and also reduce water consumption and also introduce better farming methods.
Establishment of a tree nursery for environmental conservation
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
We empower local communities to promote economic self sufficiency through use of local initiatives and resources in their own hands. Empowering marginalized women and men is critical to enabling them to generate an income so they can provide for their families and afford to send their children to school. It also results in an increase in kids especially girls attending school and a decline in incidences of child labor.
How we do this:
Involving parents in education related matters so that they will be able to support their kids
Using demo farm project at the school to training of community members on land management and new farming methods to improve crop production and animal husbandry
Help in finding markets for farm produce.
Formation of Self Help Groups (SHG)that will create economic well-being
Introduce micro-credits to support the self-help group
We provide economic and leadership opportunities so women and other vulnerable adults can champion change
SCHOLARSHIP AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS
Most parents make less than a dollar a day. With this income they can hardly pay for there kids education, leave alone feeding them.
Through your support, Bidii Children’s Charity offers scholarships and mentorship to children and youth that have exhibited hard work, self-motivation and potential to succeed.
Our scholarships are competitive and are renewed based on students’ performance. We use this approach because of three reasons:
If we support talent, self-motivation and hard work, the chance that these young minds will succeed is high.
When they succeed, they will in turn give back to their communities. The best part is they know where their communities hurt most.
If hard work is rewarded, a culture of hard work is cultivated.
Our team in Kenya selects the students based on school performance and family background. Selected students are supported until completion of their studies
Take Action: With as little as 2 dollars a day you can help a child pay school fees for a year.
SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS
In rural Kenya teachers lack basic school supplies including books, stationary like pens, teaching aids like wall charts, writing material. Without these teaching resources teachers struggle every day to find ways to teach effectively.
We work to equip teachers with resources to enable them support the students who are already experiencing hardships due to their poor backgrounds.
Fighting Digital Poverty:
Digital poverty is a serious challenge in rural Kenya like most African countries. There are no or very limited access to computers or internet. In some schools, one laptop is shared by more than 10 teachers and over 400 students. This means students and teachers cannot benefit from the massive online library of free information and training resources available improve their lives.
We are helping schools to build fully computer labs and with internet access.
We equipping teachers with tools to help them support and deliver ICT curriculum to students.
Help us raise CDN$25,000 to buy computers, books, stationary and teaching aids for the teachers
IMPROVING WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE
Access to quality water and sanitation is critical to human health, reduction of poverty and sustainable development. In rural Kenya, water shortage and lack of sanitation is a chronic problem that disproportionally affects women and girls.
Our efforts to address water problems align with United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Water and Sanitation for all)
Ensure the communities we serve have access to safe and affordable drinking water and adequate sanitation and hygiene
Protect water sources and improve the management of water resources, involving communities and including women and girls
We help schools and communities to install water tanks that will help in water harvesting during the rainy seasons
We are installing latrines and wash areas in school areas
We are helping train students and members of the community on safe water, sanitation and hygiene practices, disease prevention and overall health improvement