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Funding for our Disaster Preparedness Training for Secondary School in Kenya

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Youths Against Disasters

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

In Kenya, there has been increasing losses on population growth, as a result of which the impacts are now felt to a larger extent among the youths. Young people are the most important resources in a country as they have the strength to build the nation. However the vulnerable to the disasters are mainly the young people. Many of our provinces have been affected by disasters. We intend to address the issues of disaster preparedness through training of the school youths within Republic of Kenya in order to minimize disaster impact.

What is your project and how will it help?

The program is scheduled to runs for three years, and each year 8000 students are beneficiaries totaling to 24,000 students. Our target group is the youths in the secondary schools. In the project, We will target 100 students from each of the 10 secondary schools per eight provinces totaling to 8000 students from the 80 schools in each year. The students are from 240 sampled secondary schools within the country that are most prone to disasters.
The objective of the training:
1. Train youths in schools on disaster risk reduction and response strategies.
2. Provide mitigation measures against hazardous events within the school environment. This will ensure the youths carry out disaster risk assessment and understand their environment well.
3.Empower the youths through training in disaster preparedness and response. After training they will form and manage disaster management club for continued knowledge dissemination.
4.Sense on prevention and positive living with HIV and AIDS among others. This will ensure that the risk of HIV and AIDS is reduced.
School management will be involved fully from the beginning up to the end of the project to ensure that they own the project. The government of Kenya will also be a beneficiary as the Ministry of Education and that of Special programmes are considered stakeholders in this project as it falls within their mandate. The disaster management in the country will also benefit as it will lead to formulation of disaster policies for the schools and the country. This initiative is unique and can be implemented in other developing nations that are prone to hazards and disasters.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Through donation in Cash and in Kind

Please detail the resources that you need.

1. Cash Kenya Shillings 16,800,000 or USD 200,000
2. Vehicle Double Cabin Four Wheel Drive
3. 1000 Personal Computers
4. 10 laptops
5. 10 projectors
6. 10 digital camera
7. 2 Photocopiers
8. 2 Scanners
9. Disaster Management Books, Journals and pamphlets
10. Any other item to facilitate the projects

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Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development; Project funding; all (4)

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Kenya

Global issues

Anti-corruption, illicit drugs and law enforcement; Arts and culture; Children, all (11)


Kenya; Aug 2011 - Kenya: Floods; Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013; Kenya: Floods - Apr 2013; all (5)


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