ACE Africa (UK)

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In 2016, Ace will establish 12 new Child-to-Child (CtC) Clubs in rural Bungoma benefiting 600 vulnerable children. The clubs develop essential life skills on health, hygiene and HIV and establish kitchen gardens to guarantee one nutritious meal a day. Skills are also transferred to households.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1111283)

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    Helping

Location

  • 'Children look out for each other and let teachers know about any problems they have or notice in other children.'

    — CtC Teacher, Olmotonyi Primary School, Arusha

  • 'Thank you very much Ace Africa for introducing the CtC Clubs and kitchen garden to our school. This will ensure we have access to food at all times.'

    — Joyce Nemuruni, CtC Member, Olmuringiringa Primary School

  • 'The club has acted as a source of comfort and inspiration. I have learnt a lot from my peers, we are there for one another, we are a family.'

    — Cynthia Anyang, Ace CtC Club member, Kalenjouk Primary School, Siaya, Kenya

  • 'Children look out for each other and let teachers know about any problems they have or notice in other children.'

    — CtC Teacher, Olmotonyi Primary School, Arusha

  • 'Thank you very much Ace Africa for introducing the CtC Clubs and kitchen garden to our school. This will ensure we have access to food at all times.'

    — Joyce Nemuruni, CtC Member, Olmuringiringa Primary School

  • 'The club has acted as a source of comfort and inspiration. I have learnt a lot from my peers, we are there for one another, we are a family.'

    — Cynthia Anyang, Ace CtC Club member, Kalenjouk Primary School, Siaya, Kenya

Situation

Bungoma in rural western Kenya, is one of Kenya’s poorest county’s with 1 in 4 households infected with HIV and 20% of children orphaned. 70% of households live below the poverty line. Children face many challenges on a daily basis including orphan hood, early child marriage, child labour, abuse as well as lack of basic needs.. Children lack an arena and support network to discuss issues that affect their daily lives.

Solution

Ace (CtC) clubs operate across primary schools in Kenya (7-13) providing the most vulnerable children with the opportunity to learn essential life skills in a safe environment. Head teachers and teachers are trained in CtC methodology covering topics that will enable children to learn how they can contribute to improving their own health, development and wellbeing through debate, song, poetry, sport, dance and more. This leaves an inter-generational legacy for communities and individuals alike.