Kenya ByGrace Orphanage

             

 

      Dr. Rosemary Mbogo & Dr. Stephen Mbogo – Project Founders & Leaders

 

  • Studies on HIV Interventions to Infer Lessons to Coronavirus Intervention
    • The ongoing novel coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, has disrupted lives and livelihoods globally. The effect of the pandemic includes physical and mental health challenges, socio-economic challenges, and geo-political challenges that will disrupt lifestyles. One of the groups that will be most affect are the poor who are likely to slide to abject poverty. During the HIV pandemic in the 80’s and 90’s, the poor was most affected leading to the rise of orphaned children and child-led families by early 2000’s.Many people responded by instituting foster care through children’s homes due to stigma related to HIV related deaths and orphans. Although families eventually began to take in orphaned families gradually, many of the families giving foster care in languishing in poverty in villages or in informal settlements in urban areas (National Health Demographic Survey, 2014). There are lessons that can be learned in child-care interventions that can be useful in response to the aftermath of the coronavirus. The purpose of this study is therefore to investigate best practices in the previous two decades for the purposes of setting up effective interventions for coronavirus victims. This is because, similar to the HIV pandemic, there will be a number of orphaned children and the most affected are the poor who do not have access to medical care and whose immunity is already compromised due to poor nutrition and  other underlying medication conditions, many of which are related to their socio-economic status.The study will embark on the impact of different kinds of interventions on the lives of children and communities. First the study will conduct systematic review on the various areas of interest and second, the study will embark on data collection on interventions that were started in 2000-2005, specifically because of HIV. The subjects will include ByGrace Community Based Organization in Ngong and Tumaini Community Based Organization in Mathare North which have benefited from PfP funding, among others.The studies can be replicated in the other contexts where African Enterprise has been involved, both in Kenya, in 10 other nations where they have offices and in about 20 others where they have networks. There programs include orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) care, HIV patient’s care through Home-based care programs, provision of health care through medical clinics, single mothers income generating projects, farming projects and many mission’s activities, including church and organizational leadership training and political leadership outreach training. The studies could be extended to other nations around the globe.Areas of study include but are not limited to the following:
    • What are the interventions and why? What drove the interveners to determine the best thing to do? How did they determine the gaps? Who financed the interventions? What was the role of the financier in determining the kind and scope of intervention?
    • What goals were set and how the goals been achieved?
    • What models have been applied to respond the effects of HIV pandemic? Which models are most effective?
    • How have community-based day care programs impacted the children?
    • How have residential care programs impacted children? In what ways have they mitigated against institutionalization of children?
    • What kind of feeding programs were instituted? How did the food programs improve the welfare of the recipients?
    • How were HIV infected children cared for?
    • How did water provision impact livelihood? How did the water well improve living standards?
    • How was education provided? Why were new schools started? How distinctive were they? How did public school enhance the experiences of the children? What has been the dropout rate, teenage pregnancy rate, transition to high school rate and transition to college rate? What is the employment rate?
    • In what ways have extra-curriculum activities (music and performing arts, games and sports, cooking, sewing, arts and crafts) impact the children’s skills?
    • How have farming and livestock projects impacted children?
    • How have counseling programs impacted children?
    • How has solar heating enhance the livelihood of the children?
    • In what ways did care givers contribute to the welfare of the children?
    • How did job satisfaction of care givers influence their job performance in caring for the children?
    • What were the qualifications, recruitment and inducement/orientation process for care givers? How was training of care givers done?
    • In what ways have medical camps contributed to the well-being of the children? What medical issues were addressed at the home, at the camps and in hospital?
    • How did intervention programs facilitate career choices and development?
    • How have local partnerships enhanced intervention programs?
    • How have international partnerships enhanced intervention programs?
    • How have the international short-term missions impacted the children? E.g. in working together in construction projects, sports, science experiments, vocational bible programs, tutoring, cooking, interactions, pizza nights etc.
    • What have the international short-terms mission impacted care givers? How do training programs for teachers impact their knowledge and skill in teaching and counseling?
    • In what ways has the sponsorship program impacted the children? E.g. communication with a sponsor? Local sponsors?
    • In what ways has involvement in local mission activities impacted the children?
    • How has international travel to other countries impacted the children?
    • How have income generating projects (bead work, tailoring, etc) impacted on the welfare of families and children?
    • How has microfinancing activities impacted the welfare of families and children?
    • In what ways does involvement in gap year programs affect high school graduates?
    • How does participation in camps, workshops and seminars enhance the welfare of the children?
    • How has OVC care impacted the overall wellbeing of families/households?
    • What has led to the discontinuation of some program activities? Which have been discontinued and why?
    • In what ways have gifts, talents and leadership potential been identified and developed among children?
    • In what ways have the beneficiaries been involved in volunteering or helping other intervention programs?
    • What are the future aspirations of the children who have been in the intervention programs and how did the program inspire them?
    • In what ways has mentoring and coaching of college students enhanced future aspiration of the young adults?
    • How have boards impacted the intervention care programs? How are board members selected and inducted into the program? What are their roles? How has board decisions impacted the children?
    • What is the overall impact on the intervention programs on the wellbeing of the children?
  • PROBLEM STATEMENT
    • Children without parents are starving and alone, 100% at risk to be enslaved through human trafficking and unnecessary human suffering.
  • AIM
    • To save as many children as possible in Kenya from starving, poverty, food insecurity and dying.
  • OBJECTIVE
    • Partnering with the most trusted human beings in the Ngong, Kenya to provide free education, free housing, food security and access to health and wellness programs including university degrees.
  • SOLUTION
    • To fulfill a 30-year strategic commitment, PFP plans to bring on as many volunteers as possible to serve at the orphanage four times a year.
  • Project Founders/Leaders: 
    • Dr. Rosemary Mbogo
    • Dr. Stephen Mbogo
  • Contact:  [email protected]
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