Children across the country are still experiencing a lack of accessible education. This is due to poverty and limited resources. Violence against children is very prominent in Kenya, affecting their health and educational opportunities. Much of Kenya's youth experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse daily, which is rooted in social inequality. Children who are living in poverty, who may have a disability or are female, are most at risk.
Covid-19 has greatly affected the condition of Kenya. Healthcare institutions are under extreme pressure and are struggling. The people of Kenya are already exposed to multiple illnesses and diseases. The lack of access to healthcare equipment and necessities has caused the death of many, pressuring doctors and health professionals. Kenya has also suffered a serious shortage of human blood due to funding cuts and a lack of donors. The people of Kenya are in desperate need of blood transfusions and healthcare equipment to withstand the pandemic.
With the multiple crises in Kenya, including the Covid-19 global pandemic, the country has been in a dire situation for a long time.
Help a Child in Kenya
Charity organisations in Kenya like UK Islamic Mission have been working hard to help the people of Africa.
With the ongoing humanitarian crisis of Kenya, many young children are deprived of food, clean water, healthcare, shelter, and sanitation. Due to deprivation, conflict, and poor weather conditions, many young children have either died, become orphaned, injured, or had to flee their homes. Many young children must fight to survive. They are unable to access education and have little hope of a brighter future due to a lack of basic necessities.
As a result of limited education and protection, children are vulnerable to exploitation. The pandemic has caused more disruption to an already struggling education system. Many schools have closed completely in disadvantaged countries like Kenya due to Covid-19. Unlike in the UK, internet access is not a common feature of homes, resulting in difficulty to provide children with an education.
UK Islamic Mission believes that all children deserve a good and prosperous life. No child should have to go through such traumatic events. We believe that education and a child’s future are worth fighting for. With your support and donations to our appeals, we will be able to provide aid to the youth of Kenya, helping to empower them and create a brighter and flourishing future.