Category Archive : ACORN Kenya

Acorn Kenya Training Session

ACORN Kenya hosted a successful training session on the basics of community organizing for unions and NGOs at the Kariobangi Social Justice Center in Nairobi, and are planning the 2024 African Organizers Forum, slated for early next year. Members are also generating a report to ask the governor to include all the community schools in the urban settlement of Korogocho in their school food program, which would be a major win!

ACORN Kenya: Organizing in Korogocho During Coronavirus

Report from Sammy Ndirangu, ACORN Kenya organizer.

It’s now nearly two months since the first case of Corona Virus was reported in Kenya. Currently there are 396 persons who have contacted the virus with a death toll of 17 people in the whole country with 144 people fully recovered from the infection. Nairobi has been on the lead of the highest number of infections followed by Mombasa.

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Message to Residents from ACORN Kenya

ACORN Kenya Responding to Covid-19

Residents getting supplies.

Women’s Empowerment Event in Korogocho

Over 400 women attended an empowerment event in Korogocho in Nairobi, Kenya. A 6 month’s supply of sanitary pads were distributed to all participants.

PHOTOS TAKEN DURING THE ENVIROMENTAL CAMPAIGN IN KOROGOCHO ON 7th JULY 2018

Mr. Kairu Chairman of ACORN with NCC leaders

A group of community members waiting to go

One of the community mobilize carrying a horn             

Community members in clean up exercise

Clean up in gear

some members receiving milk after the exercise

Report from ACORN Kenya

ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORMS NOW

Mobile Contact: 0722592466, 0721338978

P.O. Box 6253-00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Email:Kenya@acornkenya.org or acornkenyatrust@yahoo.com

Website: www.acorninternational.com

 

PROGRESSIVE REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, 2016:

30th NOVEMBER, 2016

The country is fully in campaign mood 10 months before election with so many alignments and launching of different key positions by different politicians. The issues of corruption and misappropriation of funds being a key factor with blame game on both sides of opposition and the government.

On the other had the month of November, we held very health discussion with Eloise who has really been very useful in terms of helping us to be more focused on our organizing work.

Having done with the awareness campaign on the issues of children and drug abuse in all the villages, a select committee is set to meet next week to strategize on our major campaign scheduled to take place by the month of March next year 2017.

Meetings with those undergoing transformation processes took place on 3rd and 17th November respectively. Majority of those undergoing transformation processes availed themselves and their progress is quite encouraging.

On the other hand organizing has been going on well.

 

Membership Recruitment

VILLAGE

RECRUITED NEW MEMBERS

Korogocho Villages

7

Other areas of Karibangi

4

Total

11

Meetings

1. Membership meetings

VILLAGE

DATE

VENUE

ATTENDANCE

AGENDA

High ridge and neighboring villages

29th Nov, 2016 at 3.00pm -4.00 pm

Word of Hope Church Kariobangi

57

  • Update on campaigns
  • membership recruitment
  • dues collection

Kisumu Ndogo and neighboring villages

25th Nov, 2016 at 3.00 pm. -4.00 pm

Word of Hope Church, Kariobangi

52

  • Update on campaigns
  • membership recruitment
  • dues collection

Dues collection

VILLAGE

NO. OF MEMBERS

TOTAL IN KSHS

Highridge and neighboring villages

47 X Kshs. 50

13 X Kshs. 20

Kshs. 2,350

Kshs. 260

Kisumu Ndogo and neighboring villages

42 X Kshs. 50

12 X Kshs. 20

Kshs. 2,100

Kshs. 240

TOTAL

114

Kshs. 4,950

 

Dues collected will be used for the office rent.

 

Report by Sammy and David

ACORN Kenya Community Organizers

 

 

KOROGOCHO CHILD DAY CELEBRATION HELD ON 23rd DECEMBER 2015

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Substance Abuse in Korogocho

Please see this report on Substance Abuse in Korogocho

IMPACT OF THE VISIT OF THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICAN PRESIDENT IN KENYA

IMPACT OF THE VISIT OF THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICAN PRESIDENT IN KENYA

 

The visit of the American President has given Kenya as a country positive publicity on the Global stage which we hope will improve to revive our tourism industry.

His visit was a vote of confidence after week ties with the West for a long time.

On issues of Security the US president promised to support and boost government on the fight against Alshabab as well as supporting other governance initiative and joint county action plans.

By the very fact that the Global Entrepreneurship took place in Kenya, this alone gives an opening for more funding/ many investors’ opportunities that we are also looking forward to explore too.

In actual fact The President himself promised more funding to benefit youth and women in the country.

Other issues that he emphasized on included

 

– Applauded the New Constitution and the peaceful elections in Kenya

– Emphasized on the role of Civil Society Organizations

– Civil participation, Freedom rights Liberties and Tolerance

– Talked strongly against corruptions, Violence and Terrorism

– The role of women and youth in the Nation building

– Talked of Ethnicity as a drawback to National development

– Giving power to the local communities and the respect of the minority

– Role of conserving our environment for our children

– Power of Networking and collaboration

– Innovation and entrepreneurships.


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