PARTNERSHIP DURING COVID19 CRISIS
We are the largest non-state stakeholder with the longest and renowned relationship with the Kenya Prisons Service. There are various needy cases in these institutions and we would like to appreceate the government for adopting an open door policy that allows stakeholders to support the government in rehabilitation interventions
ADOPT A FAMILY INITIATIVE
With the Government of Kenya locking entrance to prisons by stakeholders and the general public, majority of the inmates in prison end up lacking general hygiene commodities such as toiletries which can help prevent the entrance and spread of Corona Virus. We have launched a campaign seeking help from people to give generously to help those behind bars maintain high levels of hygiene.
THE YOUTH BEHIND BARS
We are running an initiative dubbed as “Form Ni Kukaa Poa”, translated to, “Responsible Youth Citizenship”. In this program, we enroll the youth who are exiting the correctional institutions and offer them a second chance in life by giving them full education scholarships, mentorship and psychosocial support.
BEDS FOR MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN IN PRISON
Kenya has 31 women prisons. Faraja Foundation has only been able to reach out to only two female prison institutions; Lang’ata Women’s Prison and Nakuru Women’s Prison. More mothers who are incarcerated with their children in the 29 remaining prisons need beds.
PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS IN MALE PRISONS
There are 94 male prisons in Kenya with a popuation exceeding 3000 inmates. Faraja Foundation through a baseline survey has discovered that many male inmates undergo a lot of pychological challenges while in prison. As an intervention, we conduct counselling and peer counselling trainings in these institutions.
PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS IN WOMEN PRISONS
Women to have many psychosocial issues affecting them while in prison. For an effective rehabilitation program, counselling plays a key role in making this a reality. Moreover, effective one to one counselling reuires a coducive environment that makes it possibe for prisons to express themselves freely. Many female prisons lack this facility.
There are 11 rehabilitation centres in Kenya which hold children below the age of 17 years who are in contact with the law. We recorgnize that there are various rights that govern a child and as a result, we run programs touching on their health, emotional wellbeing, psychological wellbeing and education.
OUR STRATEGIC FOCUS
Faraja Foundation has a new strategic focus for the period between 2018 to 2022. Its scope of work will be around male prisons, women prisons, juvenile institutions, probation hostels and children rehabilitation centers. Our mandate will be anchored on three thematic areas: Capacity Development Projects, Community Adaptation Projects and Human Rights and Advocacy Projects.