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The Inception of SCORE KENYA

Sustainable Community Opportunities for Restoration and Empowerment - SCORE is a Child - focused non-governmental organization registered in 2006 by the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Board.

The organization was founded in January 2004 by a team of community development workers to provide a visionary framework to express the concerns for the needs of children and advocate for genuine commitment and solidarity to address child suffering.

SCORE is premised on the platform of “Reversing the Trends” of the pervasive Socio-cultural and Economic indicators that perpetuate ill-health and poverty at household level. The organization is committed to Responsive and Empowering initiatives towards improved sustainable community health and development.

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Strategic Objectives

1) Increased access to health and social services for OVC and their families;
2) Strengthened capacity of households and communities to protect and care for OVC and
3) Strengthened child welfare and protection systems for effective responses in targeted counties and sub-counties.

Organizational Values

• Belief in human dignity,
• Equality and child rights;
• Promotion of sustainable development;
• Equity and equality amongst people,
• Gender responsiveness
• Forging synergistic relationships
• Stewardship

Target Population

The primary project beneficiaries are responsively targeted ensuring that only children living with or affected by HIV below 18 years and their household members are enrolled in the project.

Strategies/Technical Approaches

SCORE has HIV/OVC programming portfolio in Nyanza and Western Kenya since its inception in 2006. The organization engages on strategies not limited to being child-focused & family-centered

Our Strategic Pillars

The goal of OVC programs is to build HIV affected families’ resiliency to meet the developmental needs of their children, while assuring that children affected by HIV/ AIDS have equitable access to health, education and other social services including protection.

Healthy Pillar

This Pillar includes interventions to support the achievement of health outcomes, build health and nutrition knowledge and skills in caregivers, and facilitate access to key health services especially HIV testing, care, and treatment services enable vulnerable children, especially girls, stay HIV free.

Stable Pillar

To ensure increased Economic Stability of HHs to Care and Protect OVC. SCORE is adopting the PEPFAR comprehensive economic strengthening model to guide interventions This domain includes interventions that reduce economic vulnerabilities and increase resiliency in adolescents and families affected by and vulnerable to HIV.

Safety Pillar

This pillar includes interventions to prevent and mitigate violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of children and adolescents, including sexual and gender-based violence.

Schooled Pillar

This pillar includes interventions to support children and adolescents affected by and vulnerable to HIV to overcome barriers to accessing education including enrollment, attendance, retention, and progression and/or transition. It also addresses vocational training in the case of some adolescents.

Strategic Intervention

A brief description of Project Strategic intervention domains and Specific Deliverables in point form:

Stable Pillar

• Transition plan developed
• Received business skills training
• Linked to job opportunity
• Received Startup kit

Healthy Pillar

• Child with chronic condition referred to appropriate health services
• HIV +ve child Escorted to care and treatment
• Child provided with HIV prevention education [10 years and above]
• Child at risk of HIV reffered and completed referral for HIV test

Safety Pillar

• Provided with legal documents (e.g, birth certificate)
• Linked to adult caregiver
• Child placed in a safe environment (e.g, with relatives, foster care, temporary care)
• Provided with information on how to protect themselves from HIV, abuse including GBV

Schooled Pillar

• School fees paid
• Scholastic materials provided
• Enrolled back to school (Including teenage mothers)
• Child monitored to regularly attend school