Our Current Projects

1. Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap is a Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Delivery and Advocacy in Kenya is a two-year project implemented by Planned Parenthood Global, the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood Global is partnering with Omega Foundation (OF) and four other local service delivery organizations and two advocacy organizations to implement the project.  

The project’s overall objective is to increase awareness of, access to and use of quality family planning (FP) and Post Abortion Care (PAC) services in high need communities within Kisumu, Migori, and Siaya counties in Kenya.  The project has a strong focus on strengthening the capacity of partners to provide facility-based FP and PAC services and advocate for expansion of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) rights and services.

2. Comic Relief Extension Grant

Closing the Gap is a Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Delivery and Advocacy in Kenya is a two-year project implemented by Planned Parenthood Global, the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood Global is partnering with Omega Foundation (OF) and four other local service delivery organizations and two advocacy organizations to implement the project.  

The project’s overall objective is to increase awareness of, access to and use of quality family planning (FP) and Post Abortion Care (PAC) services in high need communities within Kisumu, Migori, and Siaya counties in Kenya.  The project has a strong focus on strengthening the capacity of partners to provide facility-based FP and PAC services and advocate for expansion of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) rights and services.

3. Health Start Project

Closing the Gap is a Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Delivery and Advocacy in Kenya is a two-year project implemented by Planned Parenthood Global, the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood Global is partnering with Omega Foundation (OF) and four other local service delivery organizations and two advocacy organizations to implement the project.  

The project’s overall objective is to increase awareness of, access to and use of quality family planning (FP) and Post Abortion Care (PAC) services in high need communities within Kisumu, Migori, and Siaya counties in Kenya.  The project has a strong focus on strengthening the capacity of partners to provide facility-based FP and PAC services and advocate for expansion of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) rights and services.

4. KOFUP Kenya Orphan Fund Uganda Project

Closing the Gap is a Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Delivery and Advocacy in Kenya is a two-year project implemented by Planned Parenthood Global, the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood Global is partnering with Omega Foundation (OF) and four other local service delivery organizations and two advocacy organizations to implement the project.  

The project’s overall objective is to increase awareness of, access to and use of quality family planning (FP) and Post Abortion Care (PAC) services in high need communities within Kisumu, Migori, and Siaya counties in Kenya.  The project has a strong focus on strengthening the capacity of partners to provide facility-based FP and PAC services and advocate for expansion of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) rights and services.

5. Uplift a child-headed household

The Problem:

Kisumu, Homabay and Siaya counties have over 5,000 child-headed homes. Children are forced to head homes prematurely mainly as a result of the AIDS scourge which has unfortunately led to orphaned children where older siblings, despite their tender age, have to assume parental responsibilities. In other significant cases, parents are bedridden and hence unable to exercise their family obligations. This further compounds the problem for the under-age “child-parent” who now has to take care of his/her parents in addition to siblings.

Businesses in Kisumu continue to experience a lack of critical skills such as qualified plumbing, electricians, masons, carpenters and mechanics, to name a few. As a result, this greatly impedes business potential of the region. With the advent of devolution and the opportunity it presents to business, there is need to cultivate these market-driven skills.

The Solution:

Omega in collaboration with Yetu plans to launch a campaign to mobilize resources that will sponsor at least 100 children from these child-headed homes to acquire market-driven skills. Omega will select this subset from their existing beneficiary pool. The overall goal is to enable these families gain self-sufficiency while providing the much needed skills for businesses in Kisumu to operate effectively.

Experience:

We have seen this model working from Omega’s past experience. For example, Eric, having been supported through primary and secondary school by Omega, further benefitted from a vocational training on food and beverage from which he not only takes care of his family’s basic needs but also educates his 3 other siblings. 

Our campaign provides you an opportunity to make a real difference by creating self-sufficiency and providing market-driven skills.

We call upon you to uplift a child-heading a home by sponsoring their college fee estimated at Kes 100,000 per child. You can also offer them apprenticeship opportunities at your esteemed organization.

About OF

Omega Foundation (OF) is a non-profit based in Kisumu which seeks to alleviate most pressing human challenges in education, economic empowerment, health and water and sanitation in Nyanza Province and parts of the Rift Valley.

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OMEGA FOUNDATION

ADD: P.O. BOX 3246 - 40100
Busia Road, Milimani Kisumu

TEL: +254 716 527 990 / 734 527 990

EMAIL: info@omega-foundation.org

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