To prevent and protect victims of socio-political and ethnic violence by promoting constructive dialogue, engagement and human rights at all levels, and empowering communities to improve their living standards.
To be a world class civil society organization recognised for its contribution to the prevention and protection of victims of socio-political and ethnic violence through community empowerment.
We are a not-for-profit and non-partisan civil society organisation that upholds the highest values for humanity and or non-discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, social class, ethnicity, race, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientations.
There is increasing interest in providing resilience-building interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), but limited evidence on how young people and their carers process mental health and related supports. The aim of this study was to establish stakeholders’ conceptualization of youth mental health in a disadvantaged area of Kenya through focus groups with 7Read More
August 25, 2016 10.40am BST Out of the 60m people who have been evicted from their homes due to persecution and conflicts worldwide, at least half are children. These young refugees have complex mental health needs, predominantly emotional difficulties such as post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety which are compounded by physical ill health, developmental delays,Read More
Posted by ap507 at Aug 22, 2016 12:15 PM | Permalink In as much as it is well established that armed conflict, resulting from either political or ethnic violence, impacts adversely on children’s mental health, psychosocial interventions for affected children have received little research attention. There have been many studies conducted on young people’s mentalRead More
Many internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in Nakuru County are considering ending their lives because of the harsh living conditions they have experienced since the 2007/2008 post-election violence (PEV). In a study published earlier this month by BMC Public Health, the victims of the violence that brought Kenya literally to its knees, say they regretRead More
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are among the most vulnerable people in the world today. Previous research highlights that conflict-induced forced displacement can cause problems with mental health and wellbeing. This study aimed to contribute to this body of knowledge by investigating the mental health, quality of life, and life satisfaction among IDPs living in Nakuru,Read More
Upcoming event! In November 2016, FANET and WACIT, a University of Leicester sponsored program, will host a sporting event in the slums of Nakuru, Kenya to raise funds to enable students from poor families to continue with their education.