Child Space Organization(CSO) is a registered Community-Based Organization (CBO) in Nairobi that commenced serving children from the year 2016 and later got legal status in 2018 from the government of Kenya under the Ministry of East Africa Community, Labour and Social Protection Department.
CSO serves the Children, Youth, Parents/Guardians, Teachers and other institutions with an aim of empowering them with Value-Based Behaviour Change Process (BCP) training, Skills-Based Health Education and vital life skills.
The formation of Child Space Organization was propelled by the dire need to intervene and support the children, Youth, Parents, Teachers and the community at large, when various reports emerged that many young girls especially school-going “Teenagers” were blindly engaging in several risky behaviours that exposed them to early pregnancies which they happened to fear the most. However, they were not afraid of diseases such as HIV&AIDS/STIs.
To date, this remains a major challenge not only to families but to the entire education sector in Kenya as it poses a threat to the whole country. On the other hand, the causes of teen pregnancies are many and varied: Poverty, peer pressure, lack of knowledge on sexuality, rape and defilement, social practices that encourage teens to be on their own, broken families, drug and substance abuse, outdated cultural practices, lack of parental education, ill-educated teachers to infuse sex education in the curriculum, access to un-vetted digital resources and a permissive society among others.