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Shepherds of Life, Meru, Kenya

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Address: P.O Box 2125 Meru
Meru, 60200  
Kenya
Fax: N/A
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 40
Number of People Being Served: 3000
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Mission Statement


To empower the very vulnerable members of our community within the marginalized rural areas through the provision of needed support i.e. education and health support to vulnerable children, also health and social-economic care to vulnerable members and neglected groups within the community. Most of our services are geared towards assisting those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Description


Sol-Kenya was started in the year 2003 and registered with the government of Kenya the following year. The organization was started to serve the orphans and vulnerable children and families infected and affected with HIV&AIDS. This is done by providing the following services; nutrition, educational support, health support, shelter, psychosocial ans spiritual support, legal protection and stigma eradication . Sol-Kenya volunteers help in the following programs: 1. Education: They work as teachers or counselors to students in both primary and secondary level. They also serve as instructors in a vocational center for boys and girls. 2. Health: Work in community dispensaries and provide medical help to members of the community, the volunteers also provide community Heath education to community groups and schools by moving round in the community and by visiting homes. This gives one an opportunity to truly visit and learn the African homesteads. During the Home visit a volunteer is accompanied by our staff who provides health education, basic health assistance, and psychosocial support to the families visited. 3. Nutrition support program: Together with our staff home visits are done to households that need nutritional support and food is provided, sometimes they work closely with the families in establishing kitchen garden and other agricultural activities that boost the food productivity of the community. 4. HIV&AIDS program: Sol-Kenya serves various families that are either infected or affected with HIV&AIDS, weekly meetings for the support groups of people living with HIV&AIDS are held on various location and this becomes an opportunity of the volunteers to meet and share with the people living with HIV&AIDS. 5. Community Development: The volunteers work in community women, youth or men groups that take care of environment, are involved in micro saving programs, work in water projects and have some community agri-business. 6. Administration: Some volunteers work in helping Sol-Kenya develop strong administrative structures by working closely with the organization in building the organization‚?s capacity. This is done by training the staff on management, fund raising, networking with individuals &organizations, bookkeeping, accounting, programming and organizing events.

Sol-Kenya was started in the year 2003 and registered with the government of Kenya the following year. The organization was started to serve the orphans and vulnerable children and families infected and affected with HIV&AIDS. This is done by providing the following services; nutrition, educational support, health support, shelter, psychosocial ans spiritual support, legal protection and stigma eradication . Sol-Kenya volunteers help in the following programs: 1. Education: They work as teachers or counselors to students in both primary and secondary level. They also serve as instructors in a vocational center for boys and girls. 2. Health: Work in community dispensaries and provide medical help to members of the community, the volunteers also provide community Heath education to community groups and schools by moving round in the community and by visiting homes. This gives one an opportunity to truly visit and learn the African homesteads. During the Home visit a volunteer is accompanied by our staff who provides health education, basic health assistance, and psychosocial support to the families visited. 3. Nutrition support program: Together with our staff home visits are done to households that need nutritional support and food is provided, sometimes they work closely with the families in establishing kitchen garden and other agricultural activities that boost the food productivity of the community. 4. HIV&AIDS program: Sol-Kenya serves various families that are either infected or affected with HIV&AIDS, weekly meetings for the support groups of people living with HIV&AIDS are held on various location and this becomes an opportunity of the volunteers to meet and share with the people living with HIV&AIDS. 5. Community Development: The volunteers work in community women, youth or men groups that take care of environment, are involved in micro saving programs, work in water projects and have some community agri-business. 6. Administration: Some volunteers work in helping Sol-Kenya develop strong administrative structures by working closely with the organization in building the organization‚?s capacity. This is done by training the staff on management, fund raising, networking with individuals &organizations, bookkeeping, accounting, programming and organizing events.

Mission Statement: To empower the very vulnerable members of our community within the marginalized rural areas through the provision of needed support i.e. education and health support to vulnerable children, also health and social-economic care to vulnerable members and neglected groups within the community. Most of our services are geared towards assisting those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Organizational Statement of Faith


That no one is so rich as to have nothing to receive and no one so poor as have nothing to give.


Denominational Affiliations


Non-denominational


Local Affiliation



Organizational Affiliations


Catholic Charities


Program Type:


Education/Employment Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No