Vision: To be a living partnership between children, families and well wishers inspired and driven by the potential that is inherent in all children; the potential not only to survive but to thrive, to become leaders who will bring positive change for their families and community.
Mission: To strengthen the capacity of deprived, excluded, orphaned and vulnerable children and their families to meet their own needs.
Kerwa Child and Family Programme (KC&FP) is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) with a coordinating office located in Kiambu town. KC&FP was established in July 1982. It started operations in Kikuyu, Kiambu County, and in 1996, expanded its area of coverage to include Karai. KC&FP activities are undertaken to improve, through support activities, the livelihoods of children and adolescents from deprived, excluded, orphaned and vulnerable backgrounds in Kiambu County. Its overall objective is to mitigate the socio-economic challenges affecting these intended persons. At present, KC&FP efforts are aimed at benefiting an estimated 3,600 persons from its intended population.
In the delivery of its support to the beneficiary community, KC&FP partners with ChildFund Kenya for Child Sponsorship Programs, Strategic Planning and Capacity Building for relevant, Government of Kenya (GoK) ministries and departments such as Ministry of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Children’s Department, Provincial Administration, Ministry of Youth Affairs, Community Development Fund, County Council of Kikuyu, Constituency Aids Control Councils and the USAID funded Aphia Plus Kamili Project In Central Kenya supporting OVC affected by HIV/AIDS.
The reasons for this partnership are:
a) To harmonise and align KC&FP’s activities with the GoK’s priorities, as well as eliminate duplication of efforts in its area of operation, thus ensuring its efforts are as cost-effective as possible; and,
b) Be part of the cause in shaping the policies and practices enacted at national level, with intend of ensuring they contribute to the overall wellbeing of children.