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MY COMMUNITY MAGAZINE-ISSUE 2013

This year's My Community Magazine showcases the communities' efforts in initiating and sustaining their own development interventions by using ingenious ways of raising both financial and human resource capital and sharing their experiences in the aim of encouraging others to adopt similar approaches. We invite you to read more as we continue to highlight the amazing stories that continue to happen in the communities we partner with and also find out how you can be part of the change.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2011/2012


During the period 2011-2012, KCDF continued to witness tremendous growth in its programme work and partnerships. During the year, KCDF deepened its work
in new geographical and development areas of work, partnering on the Garissa Youth Project with Education Development Centre on a 13 months project seeking to empower youth through life skills. Similarly, KCDF deepened its work with urban communities in Nairobi, building capacity for livelihoods and economic empowerment of vulnerable groups.

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THE PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATIONS ACT 2013

Recognizing that Public Benefit Organizations, comprises a major economic sector that employs almost half as many people as the public sector

 

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MY COMMUNITY MAGAZINE -ISSUE 2012

Kenya Community Development Foundation is pleased to introduce its bi-annual My Community magazine!

In the spirit of giving and working together towards a prosperous nation, My Community is committed to being a resource for learning and experience sharing.

Community for us is not simply a locality; rather it is a mindset where anything is possible if we work as one. Community is about creation, sharing and nurturing of positive thoughts, ideas and actions.

 

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT - KCDF BEST PRACTICES

 

KCDF recognizes the role played by Early Childhood Development (ECD) in community and national development because it not only improves the
situation of young children but is also a sustainable development strategy, integral to overall community development.


The purpose of KCDF’s ECD programmes, therefore, is to strengthen grassroots community development groups and help them to design and manage sustainable programmes that address the holistic development of children below 8 years of age.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2009/2010

KCDF is happy to note that 2009/2010 was better and marked improvements were realised. Our grants to community work increased from Kshs. 37,465,899 (US$499,545) to Kshs. 41,882,296 (US$ 530,000). The number of community organisations we work with increased from 123 to 133, while the total number of households that we impact increased from 1.05 Million to 1.7 Million. The overall programme turnover increased from Kshs 98.6 Million (US$ 1.3 Million) to Kshs 102 Million US$ 1.36 Million). These changes can be attributed to increased fundraising. Read More

 

KCDF YOUTH PROFILES

 

 

In 2006, KCDF started the Youth Development Programme whose goal was to strengthen the inclusion, participation and empowerment of young Kenyans in community and national development processes.


Funded by the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) through the World Bank, Kenya office, this programme was designed to address in a holistic way, the well-being of youth in areas such as life skills, economic self reliance, recreation, HIV/AIDS, leadership development, social accountability,
among others.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2008/2009

Despite the difficulties associated with this period, KCDF was able to achieve its set targets. As part of our contribution to peace building and reconciliation initiatives, the organization identified strategic partners in the most affected regions (mainly Rift valley, Western and Nyanza) and provided grants support to the tune of US$270,000 dollars to support peace building and local economic recovery.

In addition, more than US$60,000 was given to communities to address food security challenges in the most affected regions of Eastern Province and Southern Rift valley. Overall, KCDF made a total of 123 grants to communities across Kenya and provided 235 scholarships.

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STRATEGIC PLAN 2009-2013

Through the implementation of three strategic plans since inception, the achievements of KCDF are significant and have been built on lessons from our work with communities. Previous strategic plans spanned 3 years.

With confidence in what has been achieved so far, the current plan looks further to the future taking in a five year outlook from 2009 to 2013.

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