Our Programmes

We Make A Better Place For Women

We run wide-ranging programs aimed at empowering and protecting the girls and women, namely;

Ending Violence Against Women (VAW)

Violence against women and girls takes many different forms in Kenya. These include intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence, non-partner sexual assault, FGM, sexual exploitation and trafficking, and harmful practices such as bride price and accusations of sorcery. VAW is an abuse of women’s human rights. It limits women’s participation in social, political and economic life. This significantly impacts on development outcomes, affecting families and communities and placing significant strains on health care, social services and policing and justice systems.


KWT believes that preventing violence requires coordinated efforts at all levels aimed at raising awareness of related issues, changing community norms about violence and increasing women’s status in society. In this regard, the program works with a range of partners to facilitate prevention approaches that engage multiple stakeholder groups.

Engaging men and women in prevention initiatives is a way to examine gender power dynamics and promote discussion of social and cultural norms. This is being done by coalitions, faith-based organisations and by rural community groups and is the focus of research and evaluation.

To address violence against women, KWT ensures all interventions are grounded in a human rights and gender transformative approach. In this KWT supports a wide variety of partners to both prevent violence and to respond in a holistic and integrated way to the many needs of women and children who are survivors of physical and sexual violence.

Environment, Energy and Climate Justice

We promote gender responsive interventions and innovations in response to climate change, natural resource management and enhance access to efficient and renewable energy technologies for women and girls and influence planning processes at household, community, country  governments and national levels to ensure development of gender responsive plans, budgets and policy frameworks.

This is response to the fact that indigenous communities have been subjected to devastating impacts of climate change, conflicts, droughts and threats for displacements from their ancestral lands by government agencies to pave way for development projects.

In this regard, we advocate for indigenous women effective participation, governance, inclusion in decision making processes, management, ownership and control of land and natural resources, promote traditional knowledge in mitigating and providing solutions to climate change and advocate for women friendly approaches to mitigate the impacts of climate change that include; keeping drought resilient livestock, conduct drylands restoration, establish sand dams and improve on traditional water harvesting methods.


Youth Empowerment

We promote and advocate for skills as an important factor to address the challenge of high youth unemployment in Kenya and improve youth transitions to decent, gainful and   dignified work. This thematic area mainly targets the adolescent mothers, youth out of school, Youth with special needs, youth in refugee settlements, youth in  Displaced people’s camps(IDPs) and youth from landing sites, youth on border areas and youth living adjacent to protected areas. We organise motivational  sessions for the youth  with youth role models to inspire fellow youth, youth peer to peer learning and exposure for action learning.

Further we enhance the youth capacity  to lobby and advocate youth friendly development programmes and policy frameworks.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

KWT’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programming is based on the principle that all girls, boys, women, and men should have access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities year-round. To accomplish this goal, we engage children, youth, and adults to identify priorities and develop targeted water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in a holistic manner to maximize impact. We strive to ensure that programs are evidence-based and incorporate relevant and appropriate technology.

In recent months, KWTF has transitioned from prioritizing hardware and the supply of technology to working with communities to develop sustainable demand for sanitation systems and building local capacities to strengthen the enabling environment. This transition is part of an ongoing commitment to achieving sustainability and scalability. In addition, we continue to innovate and investigate new approaches to improve the cost-effectiveness, scalability, flexibility, and geographic reach of our WASH programming.

Humanitarian Response

KWT engages in Humanitarian assistance with the aim of saving lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity during and in the aftermath of man-made crises and natural disasters as well as prevent and strengthen preparedness for the occurrence of such situations.

The Girls Go Tech Programme

The Girls Go Tech (GGT) Programme aims to encourage underprivileged secondary school girls to purse traditionally male-dominated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related subjects to maximise their future career options. The Programme aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Increase participants’ skills and knowledge in STEM, particularly coding and digital literacy
  • Inspire interest and confidence in STEM through engaging learning opportunities
  • Challenge the harmful stereotype that girls are less suited for STEM subjects than boys

This programme contributes to building a pipeline of female STEM talent through enabling GGT participants to expand their skills and knowledge in coding or STEM-related initiatives on an online platform at their own pace, and learn how technology is used in the different industries through real-life activities.

The Programme also provides an ideal platform to drive conversations on STEM education among different stakeholders in the education and commercial sectors.  Teachers have access to best practices in STEM education and can exchange curricula and teaching experiences. Corporates gain access to communities in need, by leveraging their resources to support STEM education.

Health and Wholeness

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

KWT believes that access to quality sexual and reproductive health is both a fundamental human right and a critical development issue. We take SRHR as a vital component of our work to reduce poverty and social injustice. Improvements in SRHR are linked to economic and social development and must be addressed to achieve sustainable reductions in poverty. We believe that all women, men, and young people should have equitable access to the information and services they need to realize their rights and attain the highest possible standard of sexual and reproductive health – free of discrimination, stigma, coercion, and violence.

Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH)

To realize SRHR aspirations, KWT’s team works to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and improve health outcomes by increasing the quality, responsiveness and equity of health services

Key focus areas for improving maternal, neonatal, and child health outcomes remain focused antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, essential newborn care and post-partum care along the continuum of care. KWT advocates for strengthening both community as well as facility initiatives to support increasing uptake of these interventions. Thus KWT works with Government, communities, partners and stakeholders for increased access of MNCH services, enhanced capacity of health facilities and health workers, outreach services, immunization, focused antenatal KWT, prenatal and postnatal services. Further KWT also focuses on promoting integrated approaches to behaviour change at the community level for MNCH including active men engagement, promotion of infant and young child feeding practices as well as advocacy and support to appropriate MNCH policies.

HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis

KWT works with communities, civil society organizations, the private sector and the Government of Kenya to reduce new HIV and TB infections, enhance care treatment and support to the infected and affected persons with respect, acceptance and protection; whilst promoting HIV – TB integration. Further, KWT focuses on reducing socio-economic impacts of HIV and AIDS at household and community level including among orphans, vulnerable children, women and girls while reducing stigma and discrimination and enhancing partnership and advocacy to address underlying causes for HIV, TB and malaria. Capacity building and systems strengthening remains a key area of focus for health service providers, community level organizations as well as communities. KWT also work with various stakeholders to ensure enhanced prevention, care and treatment of malaria.

Diabetes Outreach Program (DOP)

Under this program, KWT delivers comprehensive programmes for creating public awareness in and for prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes. DOP provides services to people living with diabetes, their care-givers, healthcare professionals the community in general and other stakeholders involved in diabetes management.

In this regard, DOP conducts free community awareness and screening in different facilities at a small fee. DOP also works through volunteers who are involved in education, raising awareness, knowledge and management of diabetes among the public.

Peace Building

KWT is involved in efforts to mitigate community conflicts through conflict management and peace building initiatives. We consider the different forms of violence at grassroots level, pitting communities against each, as obstacles that continue to be a challenge and impediment to peaceful co-existence and good neighborliness. Women and children often become the major casualties and often become vulnerable in such ugly violent situations. Under this program, KWT, focuses on the following:

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