Children of God Relief Institute

Speeches Shim

Through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, USAID supports orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS.  Interventions emphasize family- centered, socio-economic services that meet children’s most critical needs by involving the public and private sectors in implementing creative and sustainable interventions.  The Children of God Relief Institute (COGRI) runs the Lea Toto community-based project in Nairobi County and the Nyumbani Village program in Kitui County.  Both activities offer support for orphans and vulnerable children, as well as HIV care and treatment services for children.  

COGRI is one of the few programs in Kenya that solely implements specialized HIV services for children under 15 years old and adolescents between 15 and 19 years old.  It was the first program to provide HIV treatment to pediatric patients.  Due to the threat posed by COVID-19 for people living with HIV, COGRI realigned its activities and services to conform to the national guidelines on infection prevention and control.  To help achieve self-reliance, household economic livelihood initiatives have been strengthened and youths linked to adult clinics and agribusiness initiatives in Nyumbani Village, in collaboration with the county governments and other local partners.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 11:15am

Last updated: March 11, 2021