Building capacity of the Parents/Guardians on Matters Parenting and empowerment; the program considers how best Parents can connect with and build good relationships with their Teenage Children, while also being firm and influential in their lives. We use well researched principles of effective communication and conflict resolution which parents can use with their teenagers.
For instance: Getting to know and connecting with teenagers; Encouraging and Listening to Teenagers; Establishing rules and boundaries; Inculcating teenagers’ responsibility; Discipline for you people/ dealing with Conflict and Solving teenage problems among others.
They are periodically trained on various needs aspects in line with the child development and significance of their indulgence particularly on handling an adolescent; a stage where a lot of child delinquencies occurs that compels some parents/guardians to lose control of them that leads to complete societal condemnation.
The programme also involves the teachers since they spend more time with the children in schools, so part of it builds their capacities to ensure they too understand how to guide and support the children.
It’s a collective intervention that requires that parents/guardians are regularly engaged and informed about their roles in the entire process in the child’s development.
OVERVIEW, HISTORY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE SMART CHILDREN CLUB
This is a mentorship and Life Coaching Program for Children where Children’s Rights, Peer Education, Talent Development and Career Guidance/Choices is emphasized.
It enables the children both boys and girls from ages of 8 – 17years to understand who they are, interact safely as they learn from their peers and more importantly, form positive behaviors and help them change the negative behaviours which is a process.
The Smart Children Club commenced in March 2019 after the report of the survey conducted by Child Space Organization in December 2018 found that many children engage in risky activities such as Drugs and Substance abuse, premarital sex and early marriages among others due to: –
In every aspect of life, people need specific training for efficiency. We therefore focus on Behavior Change Process for Teachers, and at the same time building their Capacity on effective facilitation of Behavior Formation and Behavior Change Process for children in their Schools.
For Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Drugs and Substance Abuse and Multiple Social Vices in a given society. The application of Skills-Based Health Education, in particular life skills, to areas such as Teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS prevention, Reproductive Health, Gender Based Violence, Drugs and Substance Abuse is becoming increasingly widespread.
In areas such as these, individual behavior, social and peer pressure, cultural norms and abusive relationships may all contribute to the health and lifestyle problems of children and adolescents. There is now increasing evidence that in tackling these issues and health problems, a Skills Based approach to Health Education works, and is more effective than teaching knowledge alone.
Definition: In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and governing bodies employ to keep children safe and promote their well-being.
While Child Protection is a term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Child Space Organization being a committed Organization to Holistic Child Development, we implement this through evidence-based approach on Drugs and Substance Abuse – Early Prevention of Drugs and Substance use among young people.
The well-being of children and families is impossible without Sustainable, Equitable access to clean water, dignified sanitation and appropriate hygiene behaviors.
This program is to ensure that young people are in a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system. Sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental human right as well as human development issue that states must strive to fulfill.
This right is guaranteed in various international and regional human rights instruments as well as national laws and policies.
Kenya is a state party to various international and regional human rights instruments that guarantee the right to sexual and reproductive health. Furthermore, the Constitution of Kenya 2010, for the first time guarantees the right to health care including reproductive health.
It responds to the needs of teen mothers who in one way or the other are usually needy after giving birth at that tender age.
The program helps them to refocus and reorganize their lives to fit into new realities of life as well empowering them to be responsible young mothers.
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