Reintegration Conference on Children and Youth Leaving Alternative Care Institutions

Start Date: 23 October 2014
End Date: 24 October 2014
Venue Shalom House, St. Daniel Comboni Off Ngong Road
Theme: Addressing the Reintegration Challenges Facing Youth leaving Alternative Care (Care-Leavers) in Kenya.

KARDS Community Development Consultants and Amani in collaboration with Koinonia Community, Koinonia Beneficiaries Welfare Association (KOBWA) and Kenya Society of Care leavers (KESCA) are organizing a conference to address reintegration challenges facing youth leaving institutions of care (also referred to as care-leavers). The above institutions have been working since 2012 on a study entitled “Analysis of Reintegration Impact for Children Leaving Institutional Care (Care-Leavers) in Kenya” which will form part of the conference.

This 2 day conference will ignite discussions aimed at building a knowledge base on opinions and experiences of care-leavers reintegration amongst practitioners and interested stakeholders in Kenya and East Africa. Reintegration is a great challenge and a concern among Charitable institutions and people concerned about the plight of the vulnerable children and youth in Kenya. Alongside the conference, there will be exhibitions of existing reintegration efforts.

Those interested in making a presentation are invited to send a 250 abstract by 30th September 2014.
The conference will cost Kshs. 5000. We invite partners to assist in ensuring the success of this conference for the benefit of the many vulnerable youth in our society and including the CCIs.

More information about the conference will be soon be available at http://www.kards.or.ke. For further information please contact kardscbf@gmail.com or +254720812638

Keywords: Reintegration, Family, Society/Community, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Street Children and Youth, Care-Leavers

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