Women and Youth for Social Justice
The Campaign! (WYSJ)
Promotion of Equal Rights & Social Justice for Women, Young People and the Vulnerable


In 2004, the number of orphans in the country was estimated at 1.8 million. Since then the number has steadily grown to over 2.4 million. Most of these children lack access to basic needs due to high levels of poverty. In view of 46% of Kenyans living below poverty line with children accounting for 19%, the OVC are more prone to different forms of abuse and exploitation due to their vulnerable circumstances. More


YWCAA recognizes the family as the natural unit for proper socialization and growth for every child. It aims at strengthening the capacity of families/households to care for OVC within the community as the key strategic focus in addressing the OVC situation. The extended family, already undermined by poverty, is increasingly unable to provide such numbers of children with even the basic requirements of shelter, food, education, medical care, love and support. YWCAA through a concerted collaborative intervention with partners has engaged in care and support to the OVCs and continue to register good progres. In the last three years, we have reached out directly to over 20,000 OVCs under the grandmothers and BAWA care as well as in communities we work in. We have also impacted lives of over 50,000 OVCs indirectly through a multiplier effect and visits by relatives and friends of grandmothers and BAWA households. More

Succeess Stories

  • Economic empowerment to young women

    Through YWCAA economic empowerment project, the following are confessions from

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    Person(s) Living Positively with HIV/AIDS

    Ms Anne is the co-founder of Joy Academic for orphaned and vulnerable children within

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  • Reformed Youth

    Roselyne Nyambura is less than 25 years old. At her age, Rose has undergone a lot

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    Kawangware Phase Out

    The Kawangware BAWA Self Help Group was phased out in 2016 and were awarded the “BAWA wings Read More