We know that problems facing young disabled people and persons with disabilities in general are myriad, thus take cognisance of the fact that; building partnerships at all levels will make our work easier and achievable in the long run. With limited resources, pooling efforts together guarantees success and brings new ideas and strength to our work.
Below are some of our current and past partners who have either funded us or provided particular services that facilitate the achievement of our objectives.
Ashoka is the world’s leading network of social entrepreneurs – extraordinary changemakers who find new solutions to social problems. Founded in 1980, Ashoka supports social entrepreneurs with stipends, professional support, and/or access to its large network of global peers. Ashoka has to date elected and supported more than 3,000 social entrepreneurs in 70 countries. Frederick Ouko, the founder of ANDY, was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012. For more information, please visit www.ashoka.org.
Kenya Community Development Foundation
Kenya Community Development Foundation is a public philanthropic foundation that supports sustainable community driven development. Formed in 1997, it promotes sustainable development of communities
through social investment, resource mobilization, endowment building and grant making. With support from KCDF, ANDY is implementing a human rights project on housing, transport and access to justice.
The National AIDS control Council (NACC)
The National AIDS control Council (NACC) is a non-commercial organization whose mission is to provide policy and strategic framework for mobilizing and coordination resources for the prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and affected people in Kenya. It was established under Section 3 of the state Corporations Act Cap 446 through the National AIDS Control Council Order, 1999 published vide Legal Notice No.170 of 1999. ANDY is supported by NACC to create awareness in the rights of persons with disabilities living with HIV and AIDs to reduce stigma against this population
National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA)
The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) was established by an Act of Parliament on 24th July, 2012.
The Authority’s main focus is on demand reduction, which involves providing preventive education, public awareness, life skills, treatment, rehabilitation and psycho-social support to the general public. It also contributes towards supply suppression through policy formulation and capacity building.
ANDY is supported by NACADA to implement an alcohol and drug abuse reduction campaign amongst persons with disabilities in Kenya.
Act! is a Kenyan NGO whose mission is to enable citizens and communities in Kenya and neighboring countries to live a life of dignity by strengthening individuals and organizations to be effective agents of positive change.
Act! was registered in 2001 and for the last 10 years it has been carrying out this agenda with plenty of results across the country. Some of the changes include strengthening the capacity of more than 200 civil society organizations in Kenya, Southern Sudan and other countries in Africa.
Act! focuses on people’s aspirations and their goals for high quality of life and works with them to achieve this by facilitating a shared development approach.
ANDY has been supported by Act! to implement a governance project targeting persons with disabilities and accelerating their participation in leadership and decision-making process in the country.
AbleChildAfrica is an International UK-based NGO which promotes and facilitates the participation of disabled children and young people in development in Africa. AbleChildAfrica supports ANDY by providing both general capacity building and funding for our sports and employment projects. Our partnership begun in 2007.
AbleChildAfrica`s vision is A world in which all young disabled people are able to achieve their full potential.
The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF)
The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) is an integral part of ViiV Healthcare’s commitment to communities affected by HIV and AIDS. It supports organisations to deliver prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services, which empower mothers and children across the globe. PACF supports the ANDY health program by funding our intervention aimed at increasing access to health care services and HIV prevention among women with disabilities in Kibera.
Handicap International is an international organisation specialised in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and non-profit making, it works alongside people with disabilities, whatever the context, offering them assistance and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organisation has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergency situations.
With support from Handicap International-Kenya, we are implementing HIV/AIDS prevention program targeting young people with disabilities. Our partnership started in 2006.
International Youth Foundation (IYF)
International Youth Foundation (IYF) invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. Founded in 1990, IYF builds and maintains a worldwide community of businesses, governments, and civil-society organizations committed to empowering youth to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens.
IYF programs are catalysts of change that help young people obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities.
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.
VSO’s high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all.
We have a partnership for volunteer placement with VSO Jitolee and work together on disability issues.
Globalgiving is an online framework that enables hosting of projects to allow donors to donate to their projects of choice. Its vision is to unleash the potential of people around the world to make positive change happen through connecting those with community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them.
ANDY receives online donations for some of her project through GlobalGiving platform.
The Embassy of the United States of America in Kenya
Through its Democracy and Human Rights Fund (DHRF), we have been supported to implement a one year human rights training project and awareness targeting young disabled people in Kibera which ended in August 2008 and we look forward to a continued partnership.