Thousands of children in Kenya live and work on the streets – often because they are having problems at home. In Vihiga County, trained Violence Prevention Activists (VPAs) go out and find children who have run away from home, offer support and help them stay in school.
The VPAs work with parents where appropriate to build honest and open relationships, improving the lives and education of children by addressing the underlying causes that lead to them running away to a life on the streets. This case study, published in November 2022, hears from one of the VPAs in the field.
Read more about these home-based interventions on the webpage. They are part of the LEAP (Learning, Educating And Protecting) Together project, which is run by Chance for Childhood and supported by Theirworld.