Child Space Organization(CSO) is a Community Based Organization (CBO) that commenced serving the children voluntarily and passionately from 2016 with no legal registration but was later registered by the government of Kenya under the Ministry of East Africa Community, Labour and Social Protection Department of Social Development in the year 2018 after working in Nairobi and Kisumu for two years with volunteers and gained good reputation in the community. CSO serves the Children, Youth, Parents/Guardians, Teachers and other institutions with an aim of empowering them with Value Based Behaviour Change Process (BCP) trainings, Skills Based Health Education and vital life skills.
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 ages “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and defilement, social practices that encourage teens being on their own, broken families, drug and substance abuse, outdated cultural practices, lack of parental education, ill-educated teachers to infuse sex education in the curriculum, access to un-vetted digital resources and a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