Partnerships: A Model for Inclusion
Herman Milton Oyieko, FICE Kenya
Kisumu, East Africa 40100
Simon Otieno Peter, Make Me Smile Kenya
Kisumu, Nyanza P.O. Box 3033, Code 40100 Type mismatch in parameter or wrong alpha code.
Concepts → Symposium A5
Wednesday, 9 Octobre 2013
9 AM - 10.30 AM
Over 145 million children worldwide have lost one or both parents due to various causes; 15 million of these are due to AIDS. 90% of children and young people in developing countries separated from their parents by death or other causes live under the care of extended families. This has put pressure on the family care safety net thus overburdening this structure to the point of near rupture (Boston University, 2010). The other 10% of live orphanages, institutions or places such as the streets that are associated with attachment disorders and developmental delays in social, behavioural and cognitive functions.
Community based/extended family care for OVC and young people remains the most ideal, cost- effective and sustainable model of supporting OVC and young people as opposed to institutionalized models.
FICE Kenya intends to present this paper on partnerships: a model for inclusion to share ideas on how