ENHANCING LEARNERS SAFETY AND PROTECTION IN LAMU COUNTY DURING COVID 19

ENHANCING LEARNERS SAFETY AND PROTECTION IN LAMU COUNTY DURING COVID 19

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) together with World Vision Kenya (WVK)  and with support from  UNESCO IICBA are implementing a project in Lamu County which aims at promoting the safety and protection of  learners during the ongoing COVID 19 crisis. It is appreciated that continuation of learning during the current closure of schools due to COVID 19 will enhance learner  safety and protection through not only occupying learners time but also providing critical information  on learner safety and protection. In this regard, one of the key components of the intervention is to support home based/remote learning for learners in Lamu County.  Other components of this intervention include; creation of   awareness on child safety and protection at the community level; strengthening   reporting and referral mechanisms for incidences of violence against children in Hindi Ward Lamu county; providing psychosocial support  by teachers, CHVs and CHWs to children and  families directly affected by abuse and providing  dignity kits to 100 girls affected by violence during the COVID 19 crisis. The intervention directly targets 500 children in Hind Ward as well as their parents.

So far  a baseline survey on child safety and protection in Lamu County has been conducted,20 teachers, trained providing home based /remote learning and 100 children are benefiting from the home based learning. The programme is implemented in close consultations with the health officers and administrators in Lamu County.

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