Advocacy for incarcerated families (AFIFA) with its registered address 50-50105 Bukura, Kenya, was registered on 8th July 2022 in accordance with the Kenya NGO coordination act of 1990.
Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, and Busia Counties
Families (Women and Children) of the incarcerated
Advocacy for incarcerated families (AFIFA), arose from observations noted in the course of interacting (as educators) over seven years with families seeking education for their children noting that parents whose spouses were incarcerated faced associated incapacitating adverse effects. Then was mooted the initiative to collectively advocate for uncuffing the affected women and children from the resultant double retribution phenomenon and with the aim of making them productive members of the development process.
Palliating the backlash of incarceration on the family (women and children) through improvement of access to quality education, welfare, relief from poverty, promotion of human rights and good governance.
Resilient community-incubated families with innovative approaches to absorb and positively adapt to the adverse effects of incarceration and participate actively in nation building.
Compassion, justice, integrity, collaboration, transparency.
AREAS OF CONCERN
Sustainable development, Human rights, Equality and Equity, Child and adult education, Women empowerment.
i) Influencing policies through advocacy.
ii) Child education support through sponsorship and supply of school uniforms.
iii) Networking through partnership with like-minded organizations,
iv) Monitoring and evaluation through intervention research,
v) Participatory planning and implementation,
vi) Capacity building and awareness creation through Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organization and Self-help groups,
vii) Food security through improved Agricultural productivity and livelihood together with host school lunch initiative,
viii) Psychosocial support through peer support-groups and psychological counseling
ix) Connectivity and belonging through pen-pals and exchange programs.
x) Family economic empowerment through income generating activities
xi) Talent identification and development through the after school program.
xii) Defending rights of the incarcerated families through legal representation.
ii) Social science experts
iv) Community social workers
vi) Spiritual leaders,
viii) Human resource experts
xi) Health Personnel
xii) Legal experts
xiii) Hospitality personnel
xiv) Security personnel
xv) Information Technology (IT) experts
i) Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
ii) Mediation Training Institute (MTI) East Africa
iii) Department of Gender and social services
iv) Child welfare services
v) Human rights Agencies
vi) Ministry of Education
vii) Association of Counselors
viii) Department of correction services
ix) Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
x) ShalomYah Daycare and ECDE Center Bukura