Category Archive : ACORN Kenya

ACORN Kenya: Organizing in Korogocho During Coronavirus

Korogocho being one of the poorest settlements and our main point of organizing has been greatly affected by this pandemic of Coronavirus. It has been a very difficult times for the people particularly on meeting some of these conditions set by the ministry, such as the social distancing within the community due to the high population and the housing condition and their status in that you find families living in an average of 5 to 10 people under one room of 10×10, others sharing common facility like latrine in an average of 15 to 50 people, poor sanitation and garbage disposal.

All in all a lot is needed to support the community members who are really suffering and at great risk of getting the infection. Government has done very little to support the poor within these settlements and the little that has been out sometimes ends in the hands of those who still have living the needy helpless.

ACORN distributing sanitizers and food stuff to the community members. The event took place at GUREC center which is one of our partner schools.

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.

Report from ACORN Kenya

 

A PROGRESSIVE REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 2014

27nd DECEMBER, 2014 

Introduction

The Organization spent the early part of December in planning for the celebrations for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHIA) as part of campaigning and championing for their rights. After the activity which was a huge success we reviewed the same and made a follow up of the stakeholders who had attended as guests and members of PLWHA. Majority had already traveled up country for December festive season.

Celebrations

The celebrations took place on 9th December, 2014 as scheduled at the Word of life Church in Kariobangi which gave us a free venue for the celebrations.

The main goal of the event was to give part of our members (PLWHIA) a forum for celebration in this December festive season and sharing their challenges and experiences. It also provided an opportunity to engage the government to seriously look into the issues of health especially HIV/AIDS in Korogocho and the neighboring estates.

The event started at 9.30am and ended at 2.00pm and this is the summary of what took place during that day.

In attendance

Community members                         140

Invited Guests                                      12

–        Representatives from Care For Aids (CFA )

–        Representative from Word of life Church

–        COPA- KENYA

–        Local Administration

–        Representative from the County Government

–        Faulu Kenya bank among many other

They all made an inspiring speech and suggested on how together we can push the County and Central government to bring health services in Korogocho and the Neighboring estates.

ACORN will convene a meeting in the second week of January, 2015.

Activities

  1. Entertainment – We had three groups who entertained
  2. Introduction of the main organizations
  3. Speeches from the invited guests
  4. Presentation of Christmas gifts in form of food package to the PLWHA
  5. Refreshments and snacks

 

Membership Recruitment

VILLAGE

RECRUITED NEW MEMBERS

Kariobangi

10

Ngomongo

6

Gitathuru

5

Grogon B

3

Grogon A

4

Total

28

 

Meetings

VILLAGE

DATE

VENUE

ATTENDANCE

AGENDA

16th December,2014

Word of Hope Church, Kariobangi

10 (Planning committee of the celebrations)

Evaluation of the celebrations and planning for the members meetings.

Kariobangi and surrounding areas

19th December,2014

at 4.00pm

Word of life Church Kariobangi

48 members

-Membership recruitment drive.- Up-dates

-Dues collection

Highridge and the surrounding villages up to Babandogo

23rd December, 2014

at 3.00pm

 

Calvary church

 

57

-membership recruitment drive.

– Other up-dates.

– -dues collection

Dues collection

VILLAGE

NO. OF MEMBERS

TOTAL IN KSHS

Kariobangi

40

800

High ridge

51

1020

Other villages

50

1000

TOTAL

141

2,820

 

 

Dues collected will be used to subsidize payment of the Office rent.

Report by Sammy and David

ACORN Kenya Community Organizers

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