Wezesha Jamii is a four years European funded project aimed at promoting livelihoods and inclusion of vulnerable female domestic workers and female small-scale traders. It aims to enhance the social-economic empowerment of poor women dependent on the informal economic in Nairobi.
The project contributes to elimination of poverty and social exclusion of marginalised women within the informal economy in Nairobi urban informal settlements by investing in raising livelihood opportunities and access to social services of two vulnerable groups: Women domestic workers and small traders. The Wezesha Jamii Project targets 30,000 women domestic workers and small scale traders in Nairobi city informal settlements. Mukuru, Kibera, Korogocho, Mathare, and Kawangware.
Health Enables Returns (HER) Project
HER Project was launched by Business Social Responsibility (BSR) in 2007. It links multinational companies and other factories to local NGO’s creating suitable workplace programs that increase women’s health awareness and working with Global Networks of partners.
NOPE has partnered with BSR to pilot a factory based women’s health programs at the Kenyan tea, fruit and vegetable, and flower farms that uses peer health education and training programs to improve female farm workers’ awareness of reproductive health issues and access to health services. The goal of the project is to empower low-income women workers in developing countries to contribute to economic growth and gender equality through workplace programs promoting health, economic empowerment, professional development, and women’s rights.
NOPE primarily provides peer health education training to HER project beneficiaries through skilled trainers. In addition to educating women about key SRH issues, trainers always equip individuals with the skills they require to improve their lives, their colleagues’ lives and their families’ lives. NOPE sensitizes mid-level managers, conducts health assessment needs, trains peer health educators and conducts integrated peer education outreaches.
HER Project is active in China, Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan and Vietnam and supported by the Levi Strauss Foundation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
The LINKAGES Project is particularly keen to have the Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Female Sex Workers (FSW) and their clients receive a comprehensive package of health services. The project is being implemented in Kiambu, Machakos and Kitui Counties. In Bomet County, the Sex Workers are benefiting from key health services and behavioral interventions of which are being scaled up to Kericho under the Global Fund New Funding Mechanism (GFNFM).
Global Fund New Funding Model
Since March, 2015, NOPE, in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has been implementing the Global Fund Project in Bomet County.The overall goal of the Project is to contribute to achieving Vision 2030 through universal access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care for all. These will immensely contribute to Bomet County AIDS Strategic Plan By 2019, reducing new HIV infections by 75% and reducing AIDS related mortality by 25% by 2019.
Through close partnership, NOPE has had an excellent working relationship with Bomet County Government through active participation in the implementation of the project.The project is being run in Bomet Central, Bomet East, Sotik and Konoin Sub-Counties in 8 health facilities and 14 dispensaries in 22 Community units spread across the four Sub-Counties.
NOPE, in partnership with Interchurch Medical Assistance (IMA World Health) and other organizations, is implementing the USAID-funded Afya Jijini project in Nairobi County. The project aims at “Improving County-level Institutional Capacity and Manage Health Service Delivery”. This project is sequel to the APHIA Plus Nairobi, that seeks to have an improved, healthier and dignified life for young women and adolescent girls under the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) initiative in Mukuru.
Shiriki Project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Keeping Alive Society’s Hope (KASH) and its partners Strengthening Community Partnership and Empowerment (SCOPE) and National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE). The project aims to Enhance CSOs and citizens participation in governance in Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River and Mombasa Counties of the Kenya Coast region.
The project is being executed through different approaches including public private partnerships (PPPs), Community strategy, ‘Uzalendo’ Youth camps and the already established county conflict avert and management mechanisms to ensure achievement of the desired results. Measures to ensure sustainability include strengthening CSO internal systems to leverage resources, building, coalitions, generating strong reporting/feedback systems and facilitating vibrant public‐public‐private sector partnerships.
Cross-Border Health Integrated Partnership Project (CB-HIPP)
National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) is currently implementing the Cross-Border Health Integrated Partnership Project (CB-HIPP) in conjunction with FHI360 across East and Central Africa at the wet and dry borders of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. NOPE remains confident that Key Populations and other vulnerable populations will have improved lives and can access quality health services.