ONE MORE DAY
ABOUT ONE MORE DAY FOR CHILDREN FOUNDATION (OMDC) KENYA
One More Day for Children is a registered Non-Governmental Foundation founded in 2009 as a community based organization in Laikipia County and later registered as a National organization under Societies Act in 2011.One More Day for Children is a local child rights programming organization which to assist, enable and empower children and young persons, CSOs and communities to improve their life circumstances. We do this by promoting social transformation and peaceful co-existence.
FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE
Our work is anchored in uses United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC),African Charter on Rights and Welfare of Children (ACRWC), and draws a broad legitimacy base from The Bill of Rights Chapter as enshrined in The Constitution of Kenya, Children`s Act 2001, sexual offences Act and other relevant sectoral, national, regional and international frameworks that nullify the logic and practice of child/human rights abuse and exploitation, sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), particularly in fragile and hostile conflict environment.
A Region where Children`s rights and Participation is embraced and respected unconditionally.
Our mission is to contribute to a process of restoring hope and improving the quality of life of children in need of protection and care, young people and communities in Laikipia, Samburu and Isiolo Counties.
Our main goal is to secure, protect and improve the lives and well-being of children and young person and especially but not limited to the invisibles from the rural and urban poor (SLUMS) as well as from the marginalized communities within Laikipia, Samburu and Isiolo Counties in the Republic of Kenya.
Omdc Kenya endeavors to:
i. To protect and promote the best interests and welfare of children in the Republic of Kenya.
ii. To provide children in especially difficult circumstances rehabilitation, education, training and counseling, feeding programs and cultivate the hidden potentials through capacity development, trainings and social support,
iii. To empower disadvantaged children social-culturally, economically and psychologically and also their families through provision of educational, financing, social-cultural and psychological support systems.
iv. To network with the relevant Government ministries, National and international organizations to help in implementation of the provisions of the Hague Convention, United Nations Convention on the Children`s Rights (UNCRC) and the African Charter on the rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) and Children`s Act 2001.
v. To help reduce social-cultural stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and lobby for National and international justice through policies catering for the affected and infected children and their rights in the community and beyond.
Vi. To promote, encourage, or assist any measures by way of education, training, instruction, lobbying and advocacy or otherwise calculated to improve conditions of family life in Kenya.
vii. To assist in the promotion of the family cohesiveness through the reduction of disruption of family relationships and to mitigate the effects of such disruption
viii. To carry out participative research and share the findings on the disadvantaged children and their welfare, economic, socio-economic and cultural needs, preventive measures in Africa and especially in Kenya.
Ix .To establishes, facilitate and or assist temporally places of safety for children in need of protection and care.
x. To build the capacity of the likeminded partners and relevant government departments in securing, protecting and promoting Children`s rights in Kenya.
xi. To take such steps, by personal or written appeals, public meetings or otherwise as from time to time be deemed expedient for the purpose of procuring contributions to the funds of the organization in the form of donations, grants etc.
xii. To promote or assist in the promotion of any organization having objects similar to those of the foundation herein.
Children and young persons as the centre of all its activities (Child centered)
Family environment as the unit where children can grow and develop to their full potential
Equity and justice for all children irrespective of race, tribe, age, sex, religion and social background.
Full integration of children into mainstreamed national activity
Our principle focus of intervention has been Capacity Building targeted CSOs and communities to create necessary knowledge, skills and competencies amongst Children/human rights practioners and advocates empowering young people and children in need of protection and care, enhancing the social economic capacity of destitute families, Advocating for legislative, policy, attitudinal and practice reforms towards eradication of child rights abuse for meaningful and sustainable realization of children`s /human rights and social justice, promoting the enforcement of laws against child rights abuse and raising the awareness of various sections of the community about the nature , magnitude and consequences of the problems and developing Institutional capacity of OMDC Kenya to ensure its sustainability, growth and perpetuation of its work towards its vision.
OUR COMPETETIVE EDGE
OMDC Kenya has a Wealth of experience and knowledge in working with pastoralist and other marginalized communities, rescue and rehabilitation of survivors of Gender Based Violence- OMDC has a center of girls who are rescued from early marriages, FGM and Beading in Laikipia. OMDC has distinguished expertise in Children’s-Right Based approach and is an authority in mobilizing and engaging with children and adolescent youth in Laikipia. From inception, we have managed to rescue 74 girls from early marriage and FGM. We have 119 children under our care and support and we have been awarded a 4.4ha in Laikipia North by the Government and the community in trust of the children where we have a children`s Institution. OMDC also chairs through the Executive Director the Laikipia County Children Rights Network and Laikipia County Civil Societies Organizations Network. We were also currently appointed to sit in the New County Children`s Welfare Advisory and Coordinating Board.
-OMDC is governed by a constitution,
-Finance and human resource-Management policy.
-Child protection Policy
-Behavior management policy,
-Volunteer management policy,
-Case management and exit strategy policy,
-Complaint Procedure and
-Child Sponsorship guide.
-Children`s Act 2001,
-Sexual offences Act,
-Child participation guide,
-Reproductive health Policy
CORE AND CROSS CUTTING THEMES
-We have four key themes:
-Child Protection-Child rights and Participation
-Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Friendly services
-HIV/AIDS and OVCs care
-Livelihood-Gender and Gender Based Violence
-Peace and Conflict Prevention
-Law and Justice
-Life-skills and Peer education
OMDC Secretariat is located in Nanyuki Town, Kimathii Road, Sogra House. Room No. 4
OUR STRAP LINE
“IN THE BEST INTEREST OF CHILD AND YOUNG PERSON”
ONE MORE DAY FOR CHILDREN FOUNDATION-KENYA
P.O BOX 3031-10400NANYUKI;
EMAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org or
MOBILE: +254 721 358 271
+254 701 037 499
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