Since joining the Raising Futures Kenya team in April 2018, our team has constantly been reflecting, learning and growing. I am honoured to be working together with our Kenyan partner NGO at this exciting time for our work in Kenya. Our new strategic plan sees the culmination of 12 months of review, reflection and planning for the future and I am very excited about what the next three years has in store for our work supporting vulnerable young people in Kenya.
In 2018, the Trustees and staff at Raising Futures Kenya began to review the current programming and possible future direction of the charity’s work. You can read our full 15 page strategic plan here: Raising Futures Kenya Strategic Plan 2019-2021.
Our overarching themes are embedded in each and every aspect of our work at Raising Futures Kenya.
We work hard to ensure that everything we do is environmentally and socially sustainable. Whether it is the paper we print our leaflets on or our projects in Kenya.
We want to be leaders in transparency in the charity sector. We commit to making our decision-making processes, finances and fundraising practices publicly available for our supporters to see for themselves. We’re very confident in our approach to development and want others to see this.
We treat everyone with respect, whether it’s our students and their families, our generous donors who make our work possible, the teachers at our vocational training centers, or our employees and volunteers.
We consider the whole person in our work. Sustainable development isn’t simple, solutions are often complex and unique to each individual. We work closely with the children, young people and families we support to ensure they have all the support they need to break the cycle of poverty and inequality.
“I AM A YOUNG GIRL WITH MY OWN BUSINESS SO PEOPLE RESPECT ME. I PROVIDE FOR MY FAMILY AND TAKE CARE OF MY PARENTS’ NEEDS” SYLVIA, 2012 SEED OF HOPE GRADUATE
1. Build the capacity of our two partner specialist schools, Percy Davies and Kirunguru, to facilitate full community ownership and future sustainability of the schools, without the financial support of Raising Futures Kenya by the end of 2020.
2. Equip and empower the families of the re-integrated children and former sponsored students, to be income secure and able to provide for their families’ basic needs by the end of 2020.
3. Continue to deliver, develop and improve our vocational training model (Seed of Hope) to boost livelihood opportunities for young men and women from vulnerable communities in Kenya.
4. Build the capacity and capabilities of our organisation and partner organisations to deliver our strategy.
5. Diversify income generation and boost fundraising to a level of at least £250,000 by the end of 2021.