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Over 51,4 million people live in Kenya. It is a poor country. One in five children lacks enough money for food, clothing and shelter. We ensure that children get an education so they can eventually find jobs to earn better incomes. We educate their parents and communities. Children have rights to protection, to an education and to build a better future.

Latest news

October 9th, 2020

Girls making a difference in their own future

Girls who hail from a community where the girl child is traditionally undervalued and disadvantaged, make the…

October 5th, 2020

East Africa prepares for a safe return to school

Teachers and school staff in East Africa are working hard to prepare their classrooms for the imminent return…

September 22nd, 2020

Coming soon: Nambwa FM, the movie based on real life experiences from girls in Kenya

Pendo, an immensely popular radio presenter at a radio station in Kwale County (Kenya), is the voice of the gi…

September 10th, 2020

Joint mapping reveals trafficking hotspots and routes in and out of Kenya

The just published report “Kenya’s human trafficking routes: new data insights into high activity locations an…

July 22nd, 2020

Nurturing business skills

When your school career is disrupted by an unplanned teenage pregnancy, it is key to be equipped with skills t…

July 30th, 2020

East Africa: over 50 children trafficked despite COVID-19 movement restrictions

Child rights organisation Terre des Hommes Netherlands has seen child trafficking continuing in East Africa, d…

Our work in Kenya

Children from families living in poverty go to school less often. They are extra vulnerable to forced labour, forced marriage and abuse as well as sexual and other types of exploitation.

We ensure that children get an education so they can eventually find jobs to earn better incomes. We educate their parents and communities. Children have rights to protection, to an education and to build a better future.

To prevent children from being exploited, we help families find additional or new sources of income. 

In partnership with the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) Terre des Hommes is working in strengthening the Child Protection system in the Dadaab refugee complex. Our project aims at  preventing and responding to violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation of most vulnerable children affected by displacement. Special attention is paid to unaccompanied and separated children, children-headed households, children excluded or at risk of exclusion, survivors of SGBV, girl mothers and adolescents out-of-school.

Our emergency response consists of providing protection services to children in order to reduce their vulnerabilities and improve their wellbeing. Our activities include psychosocial support, case management, and cash voucher assistance to vulnerable families.

Tdh also provides emergency social support dignity kit and cash-based intervention through our case management process to vulnerable survivors to promote their effective rehabilitation.

In this project we also make available a protection space for children associated with armed groups, children survivors of any kind of violence, children suffering from addiction to drugs, children being exploited or affected by other protection circumstances requiring them to get away from their social or family environment. These children have access to mental health and psychosocial support services, taking into account traumatic experiences which these children are transiting through.


Child labour and sexual exploitation

In the big city a lot of girls are forced to work in prostitution at a young age. In bars, hotels, brothels and along the road. The growing number of street children is also causing a sharp increase in the sexual exploitation of children.

Nearly 2 million children are forced to work in Kenya. Often because their parents do not have enough money. They do not go to school and cannot build a better future. We fight against this form of exploitation. We provide education, a safe environment, help to families and a future. Join the fight.

Protection against child trafficking

Child trafficking is common in Kenya. The rapid growth of large cities such as Nairobi are important causes. Many children move from the poor countryside to the big cities. Hoping to find work or education there.

These children usually end up in dangerous situations, in brothels or as house slaves in the slums. We fight against child trafficking. By protecting them. Join the fight.

Our programmes

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Our partners in Kenya

Together with experienced partners we are working towards a world without child exploitation, where young people can feel safe today and better about tomorrow. Join our fight.


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Country Office Kenya
P.O. BOX 76340, 00508 Nairobi

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