Our objective is to empower women and youth with knowledge while helping them cultivate attitudes that will allow them to make informed decisions about their health and to improve their economic livelihood.
All of our programs center on four main principles:
Equality and equal opportunity in all aspects of life regardless of nationality, tribe, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability.
Real development and progress will only be possible if women are empowered and gain true equality, opportunity, and influence on all levels of society. Gender equality means legal and practical equality of rights and opportunities in the family, in the community, and in the country.
Young people have the right to participate in issues regarding their education, sexuality and future. They have the right to receive accurate and relevant information and services in order to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS and other STIs.
Open and honest communication and accountability towards all stakeholders. Our programs would not be possible without community cooperation or sponsor partnerships.
Why Baringo County, Kenya?
Dandelion Africa works in Baringo County because its poverty level is 57% — 10% higher than the national average of 47%. According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), in 2012 Baringo had a population density of 401 which is 30% higher than the national average of 282/km2, and the average household size is 7, 14% larger than the national average. Additionally, 0-14 year olds constitute 49% of the population, and the population of children under 5 years is 16.5% which is higher than national average of 15.4.
Dandelion Africa’s programs target some of the greatest areas of unmet need in Baringo County.
Want to know more? The timeline below outlines Dandelion Africa’s growth since its creation!
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