Make Me Smile Kenya, a Non Governmental Organization working in Kisumu County is part of the implementing agency in the Sh. 3.8 billion program by USAID 4TheChild targeting orphans and vulnerable children in five counties in Western Kenya.
The Make Me Smile Director Simeon Peter says they will be working with the communities in the county targeting 34,000 children.
Peter says they will also support girls and young women under the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) program.
He says they will roll out the program with an aim of giving skills on savings to the women under the five year project.
Speaking in Kisumu during the signing of a partnership between USAID 4TheChild and Post Bank, Peter says social services for the children under the program will be given first priority.
He further noted that girls under the DREAMS project will go through training on how to deter them from early pregnancies.
Peter says most adolescents’ girls are exposed to getting HIV and AIDS and the training will give them life skills to prevent them from getting diseases.
By Joseph Ojwang