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Our Team

The KilifiKids Team has a wide range of backgrounds, bringing a great wealth of wisdom, insight and experience to the organization .KilifiKids thrives in working with local leadership and volunteers. We have an incredible group of leaders and volunteers that make our amazing work happen .KilifiKids has benefited from the hands and minds of more than 100 volunteers in Kenya and the United States and a strong…

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Our Story

The humble beginnings of KilifiKids started in October 2006 with communication between Marc Olsen, a Rotarian in Georgia Atlanta and a Janet Midega, a Rotarian in Kenya who was searching for a partner for an educational project in her small town of Kilifi. The search led to the designing and funding of a computer literacy project. KilifiKids provided three schools and the Kilifi District Library with computer labs bridging the digital divide and at the same time enriching the…

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50% in Kenya are in poverty (Kilifi almost 75%)

Our

Approach

6.9 million people are dying from preventable diseases Shortage of 4 million health workers in worldWHO

One of the significant challenges Kenya faces is making health care accessible to all. Kenya struggles to provide access to basic health care services and medical treatment to its citizens especially those in rural communities. This is attributed to the sector…

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According to the United Nations, there are over 4 billion cell phones in the world.Of that,2.2 billion are in the developing world. Mobile phones have revolutionized how things are done in developing countries. There’s a huge penetration of mobile across Africa and for those who do not have they…

6 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide
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KilifiKids does not give hand-outs to individuals but instead is devoted to making high-impact investments to improve health outcomes in underserved communities where there is limited-to-no access to basic health services. In an effort to solve the problem of isolation of communities from medical care and services, the local Rotary leadership introduced the mhealth concept.

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At KilifiKids, saving a child’s life and ensuring a joyful experience during childbirth as opposed to a life or death crisis is at the core of our work. We believe that with community initiative and ownership coupled with simple, affordable training on mobile technology and use evidence-based approaches to tackle life-threatening conditions , we can reduce the health care divide in health care service delivery by improving children’s health and reaching as many mothers as possible.

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89% of Kenya’s population sends text messages

Partner

With Us

KilifiKids prides itself in building long-term, successful and mutually beneficial strategic partnerships to meet the needs of the communities it serves. Our partnerships take many forms—from providing funds, contributions in-kind and donated services, to program delivery and support Great care is taken in researching and selecting our partners both from private and public organizations, which offer a unique expertise and can deliver exceptional service to the community. Through these important partnerships, Kilifi Kids is connected to local Rotary clubs and friends and has effectively partnered with government agencies and community leaders, key organizations and leaderships both locally and abroad. The partnerships have allowed KilifiKids not only to better navigate local customs and business norms to more effectively and swiftly execute our critical mission but also to gain instant credibility and ensure project accountability, impact and sustainability with its projects.

 

Our partnerships with: Rotary, Medic Mobile, and Ministry, Capture you Flag, Moving the Goal Posts, Digital Links International, Computer for Schools has demonstrated the benefits that partnership can bring to leveraging impact to communities.

Rotary International

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Partnership Opportunities

  1. Would you like to take part in making a world of difference in the lives of mothers and children in Kenya?
  2. Do you seek to address health inequalities in developing countries?
  3. Do you believe in low cost innovation to bring change?
  4. Do you believe in the role of volunteerism in development?
  5. Do you believe that change lies in empowerment of local leadership and communities and development of context specific solutions?
  6. Do you seek scale and try to create a model in which to replicate across new markets and populations?

If you are interested in developing a partnership with KilifiKids, we welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you. Please contact: marc.olsen[-at-]gmail.com

Sub Saharan Africa:  While only 33% have electricity, 70% own or have access to a mobile phone

A day in the life of a Medic Mobile Field Manager

Meet Jane Katanu, a public health professional with a zeal for improving the health and wellbeing of communities and particularly that of two most vulnerable groups: the children and mothers. “My day as the project manager for the Kilifikids project involves constant and active interaction with a number of partners which all play crucial roles that have […]

Kilifi: 8 doctors vs. US: 9,300 for same population

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