PEPEA LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.
In recent past there has been report and cases of drugs and substance abuse in school, increase in teenage pregnancies and abortions, this and other cases have lead to high rates of school drop outs and increase of many social challenges which leads to consistent school drop out. Lack of basic necessities like sanitary towels among the vulnerable girls, have lead to girls missing classes up to 5 days a week, merged with ridicule by boys and other class mate. These outstanding challenges have facilitated school drop outs, poor performance; major in discipline cases in school leading to lack of direction among the teenagers. Another reason for their failure is lack of mentors, Lack of role models to emulate them thus lack the motivation to set achievable goals. They therefore, some tend to relax in their studies and have limited set goals.
Chapati Forum is an initiative of FOCUS (Families Orphans and Children Under Stress) a community based organization formed as a response to the socio-economic challenges, faced by the youth, children and the community at large. Chapati Forum is a fun-filled monthly charity event where people come together to make chapati’s for the underprivileged, and as they do so, they provide them with the much needed support. Chapati Forum promotes volunteerism and charity as a model of identifying a problem and coming up with possible solutions through a community ownership process. Chapati Forum initiative, targets to support Special Schools, street families, the Elderly, Prisoners, Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
WATER AND SANITATION FOCUS CBO PROJECT.
Clean and safe drinking water, basic toilets and good sanitization practices are essential for the existence and development of children, adults and community at large. Today, according to UNICEF, there are around 2.4 billion people who do not use improved sanitation, and 663 million who do not have access to improved water sources.
Without these essential needs, the lives of millions of children are at threat. For children under five, water- and sanitation-related diseases are one of the leading causes of death. Every day, thousands of children die from preventable diseases caused by poor water, and a lack of sanitation and hygiene.
ORPHAN CARE AND SUPPORT.
FOCUS is committed to the children it serves. One of the core values of the organization embraces the “intrinsic worth of each child” FOCUS recognizes that this crisis for children will persist for decades, in response to this FOCUS believes that a conscious shift in our attention and efforts can help alleviate the suffering that many of them still face and provide brighter prospects for their future.
Recognizing the inherent worth of each child, FOCUS accepts its responsibilities to protect children from harm, to promote children’s rights and to ensure children’s healthy development. FOCUS continually examines, develops and implements standards and programs designed to protect children from abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation