The Strategies for Northern Development (SND) is a locally registered non-governmental organization working with nomadic pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya. SND was registered with the NGO coordination board as a fully-fledged NGO on 6th of December 2007.
It sprouted from two Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Pastoralist Strategies and Rehabilitation Programme (PASREP) which was registered in January 2002 and Community Development and Poverty Alleviation Program (CODPAP) registered in January 2004).
Our approaches Complements National and International strategic blue prints such as Kenya’s Vision 2030, The BIG 4 agenda, Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 and Counties visions through County Integrated Development Plans
SND developed a strategic plan (2013-2018) with focus on guiding the organization to become an efficient and effective service provider to tackle community challenges throughout the three counties.
Child Protection and Education
- Launching of the programme in Mandera and Marsabit counties more so to create awareness on child trafficking in order to safeguard the right of children. Hundred members of the public were reached and to cascade the same information to friends and other members of the society.
- Provide educational assistance to the vulnerable children by paying school fees for them, purchase of school uniforms, shoes and books. Eighteen (18) children were reached
Food Security, Sustainable livelihoods and Resilience
This is 5 years USAID/WFP funded program targeting smallholder producers, food-insecure and vulnerable populations benefit from more sustainable, inclusive food systems and increased resilience to climate shocks to meet food and nutrition needs by 2023. In partnership with county Government of Marsabit, Isiolo and Samburu the project supports creation of assets and transfer of knowledge, skills and climate risk management tools to support adaptation to climate change,
Water, Sanitation and Health
- Provision of sanitary towel to 640 students for 4 year period that has increased class attendance for girls from vulnerable families during their menses.
- Increased VCT attendance due to awareness creation activities undertaken on SRHR issues
- Through drama, music, radio show and sport tournaments many people were reached with SRHR messages on FGM, Early marriage. A girl was rescued from early marriage in Badanrero.
Humanitarian Assistance Emergencies
- Food security of 518 HHs maintained at Kes 3000/HHs/Month for 6 months through cash transfer programming.
- 3000 HHs supported with safe and clean drinking water for a period of 6 months.
- Children affected by droughts were protected from the threat of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.
Peace Building and Governance
- Supported trauma-healing processes for the local communities affected by the conflict.
- Community dialogue -on peace building initiatives: supported dialogue sessions among women, youth, elders and religious leaders.
- Supported youth/women sporting/cultural events that resulted in reconciliation among rivaling communitiesRead More
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