MISSION FOR OCTOBER 2023
UNICEF in KENYA
In the month of October, half of the money collected in the Sunday offering will go
to UNICEF for their missions in Kenya. The need is truly great. Please give.
A terrible drought and other shocks intensify needs in Kenya.
How UNICEF is helping vulnerable children in Kenya
UNICEF is leveraging its expertise and leadership in the areas of water and sanitation, education, nutrition and child protection and immunization and is focused on treating children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) amid rapidly rising rates. UNICEF is the world’s largest single procurer of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food, a nutritious peanut paste and highly effective treatment.
A focus on children’s health, protection and education
- Providing families with relief kits to help prevent cholera
- Providing emergency shelter to people displaced by floods or drought
- Rehabilitating boreholes so families have reliable, affordable access to safe water
- Installing solar-powered water systems to help communities adapt
- Making sure HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care services are widely available
In child protection UNICEF works with the government and other partners to:
- Safeguard and protect children from violence, exploitation and harmful cultural practices
- Provide safe and accessible ways to report sexual exploitation and abuse
- Support interventions to prevent and respond to gender-based violence
- Provide community-based mental health and psychosocial support services
In education, UNICEF is working to improve the quality of learning by training teachers; providing learning materials; and helping to renovate school latrines.
Please join us in supporting UNICEF in Kenya for 2023!!
MISSION TEAM MEMBERS
Mindi Logan, Wanda Barclay, Co-Chairs
Barb Clark, Kathleen Deforest, Wayne Koebel, Judy Kuhlman, Dick Lukey, Sally Mcwhirter, Kellie Meyer,
Leanne Nitz, Nancy Poelker, Barb Pries, Melissa Rescoe, Kathy Sankey, Myra Thompson,
Lona Vogie, Paul Westmaas, Rachel Wade, Robin Weingart, Elise Low Edwardson