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Yes Youth Can is a national activity that has empowered 1,000,000 Kenyan youth to expand their economic opportunities, contribute to their communities and become responsible members of society. Through Yes Youth Can and the National Youth Bunge Association, young people aged 18-35 organize themselves into youth-run and youth-led village and county-level bunges (Kiswahili for “parliaments”) and democratically elect leaders to represent them at the national level.

Implemented in close partnership with the Government of the Philippines and local communities, USAID Rebuild focuses on restoring access to education, health services and promoting livelihood activities, and providing technical assistance to the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery.

With funding from USAID, Watoto Wazima mobilizes and scales-up community-based responses to orphans and vulnerable children to enable them live a normal life. The project aims to empower these young people and their families with skills to enhance their productivity and improve livelihoods to meet the needs of caregiving.

Secretary of State John Kerry announced today the United States is providing more than $290 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the war in Syria. With this additional funding, total U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the crisis will reach more than $2 billion, helping over 4.7 million people inside Syria, more than 2.8 million refugees in the region, as well as host communities in the neighboring countries affected by the crisis.

Wezesha Project mobilizes and expands community-based responses to meet the needs of orphans and vulnerable children.  The activity works with local implementing partners, including non-governmental, faith- and community-based organizations and relevant Government of Kenya Ministries, including the Ministries of Labor, Social Security and Services, Health, Education, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

Unsafe or inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene has a profound effect on public health around the world. Diarrhea alone kills nearly 2 million people worldwide each year, of which 1.5 million are children.

 

The USAID Inuka Community-Based Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project works to improve the overall wellbeing of orphans and vulnerable children, and their households. The project partners with non-governmental, faith and community-based organizations and relevant Government of Kenya Ministries,including the Ministries of Labor, Social Security and Services, Health, Education, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

 

USAID is charged with managing and achieving results in Kenya under two high-level U.S. Government efforts: President Obama's Global Climate Change Initiative and the new Agency Biodiversity Policy and Congressional Biodiversity earmark. Kenya is a priority country for these highly-visible and important initiatives.

 

USAID/Kenya works in partnership with the Government of Kenya to improve learning outcomes in early-grade reading, provide pathways to education for bright but disadvantaged students, and empower youth with skills and opportunities to lead the way to a peaceful and prosperous Kenya.

With the adoption of the 2010 Constitution, Kenya set itself on a path towards devolution, introducing a new system of governance that includes 47 county governments with governors and legislatures

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Last updated: October 22, 2014