Community outreach to raise awareness in Kenya
We understand the need to raise awareness about the different forms of human trafficking and how traffickers use to control victims, the routes the victims are taken, and most importantly, what people at risk can do to avoid being. Traffickers often promise a good job, education, or relationship, only to exploit innocent victims once they reach the intended destination. Our grassroots workshops focus on raising awareness and empowering those whom traffickers target.
Our prevention activities include speaking to children or teachers, youths or parents, police officers or members of parliament, and working in partnership to bring visible change in women's lives through rights-based and development initiatives. To prevent women and children from falling prey to human trafficking, we visit communities, schools, churches,
Primary activities include Prevention, empowerment, and partnership.
- We raise awareness in schools and among street children
- We create alternative livelihood opportunities for women and girls who are most likely to migrate, just as we do for returning victims. We set up focus groups (survivor-led) and set up and addressed community-based savings and lending mechanisms.
- We train women considering migrating to the Middle East to understand safe migration better. They will be better able to arrange legal certainty.
- We train and prepare survivors of human trafficking to carry out proactive interventions on the ground to prevent people from re-entering situations of exploitation and trafficking in human beings.
Grassroots works in the Kibera slum
People living in Kibera Slum informal settlements lack essential services, including sanitation, and are associated with joblessness, low-income levels, and insecurity. They have a high rate of teen mothers desperate for jobs in the Middle East, and the lack of formal sanitation services in most of these informal settlements, residents are frequently exposed to several environmental risks, including biological and chemical contaminants. Every 26 seconds a child is being trafficked.
This program address three interlinked barriers to sustainable development, youth unemployment, climate change, food insecurity, and nutrition among vulnerable communities. Footprint to Freedom wants to respond by increasing people's access to climate-smart food /baking training, jobs, and other income opportunities. Our clients learn cooking skills, food preparation, sanitation & safety, basic baking, dining room service, garden management, and sustainability. The goal is to reduce unemployment, strengthen food security and income opportunities for survivors and vulnerable communities, and build people's resilience to climate change.
Footprint has developed a manual for teachers to teach children about child trafficking. The purpose is to Forster resilient children who know their rights, how to avoid dangerous situations and how to get help.
Footprint to Freedom believes in using a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the issue of human trafficking. This can only be done through partnerships with stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive approach.
Street barber project
Street children in Kenya are perceived to be perpetrators as well as victims of crime. They are exploited, abused, and used as drug mules, pressed into commercial sex, and manipulated or bribed into the fire-bombings
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