OTHER AMURT PROJECTS

1.1. STREET AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN NUTRITION FEEDING PROGRAM (2001 to date)

This is an initial relief program of AMURT providing food support to street children on a need basis depending on availability of funds supported by Asian community. It was initiated in 2001 with a number of 50 children; in 2005 it expanded the services to 600 children led by Nitin Shah and well-wishers. The children receive one highly a nutritious meal every Sunday.

1.2. WIDOWS, SINGLE MOTHER AND DISABLED PROGRAM (2002 to date)

This program was started with 11 HIV- infected women in 2002 and expanded in 2004 with support from Victoria furniture; currently it is serving 2000 women, getting one dry -food basket every Sunday.

1.3. AMURT DAY-CARE AND VOCATIONAL CENTER-(2003 up to date)

Started in 2003 with 14 HIV infected children, currently 115 of them are in the program. With support from Pfizer Austria, we managed to open vocational training centre for older vulnerable children. The center has six departments; Nursery, computer, tailoring, beads making and hairdressing training. So far 477 youth have received trainings and over 327 have found meaningful employment as a result. Also the centre provides food, clothes, school fees, treatment, psychological counseling, transport and guardian support.

1.4. WCRP-WOMEN GROUPS TRAINING-2004

With support from World conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP) we have trained 57 HIV infected women in tie-n-dye fabrication training. They formed 12 different IGA groups and utilizing the training skills for improved livelihoods.

1.5. COMMUNITY BASED POPULATION & HEALTH INTEGRATED ACTION (COPHIA MOMBASA)-2005

In collaboration with by Pathfinder International in Mombasa through this project AMURT staff received training to work in the community to reduce HIV burden as home based care providers. Also trained 72 groups of PLHIV and over 200 patients were served through home based care services.

1.6. GLOBAL FUND ROUND II-2005

This proposal was written in 2002 and funded in 2005 with a consortium of NGOs led by KANCO AMURT trained 100 health care professions in HIV AIDS management, Ten thousand IEC materials developed and distributed, 200 home based care kits supplied to PLHIV.

1.7. PATHFINDER-APHIA II NAIROBI (CCC)-2006-TODATE

Through APHIA II Program Pathfinder/USAID took over the support of AMURT CCC from 2006 to 2010 .This partnership was renewed through APIA-PLUS program and continues to date .The program supports the center with ART commodities, support supervision ,training, laboratory supplies, and basic medical equipment .

1.8. IMPACT PROJECT (LOCAL IMPLEMENTING PARTNER)-2006-2007

Through support from FHI, AMURT conducted a massive HIV prevention and awareness campaign targeting different religious groups reaching religious leaders and groups perceived not to be at risk of HIV in Nairobi. Over five hundred thousand people received IEC materials on HIV prevention.

1.9. PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PROJECT (PHC)-2008-2009

This was the first public health outreach project at AMURT covering Nairobi, Coast and Nyanza province. ASL Mantova, a Government hospital in Italy, supported this project. The project reached 4800 families with health Education on basic hygiene, nutrition, family planning, water and sanitation as well as HIV Prevention. In addition, 1600 families received household Income generation training and financial support.

1.10. GOLD STAR NETWORK-2008-TODATE

Gold star network is a local affiliate of FAMILY Health international in Kenya. The program aims at scaling up ART services targeting private practitioners and their clients in Nairobi. Through this Public Private partnership AMURT CCC centrally procures ARVs on behalf of the program which is subsequently distributed to the practitioners by GSN. Over 800 HIV patients attending private clinics in Nairobi are reached with free ARVs though this partnership monthly.

1.11. TOTAL WAR AGAINST AIDS (TOWA)-2011-2012

Total War against Aids was a project supported NATIONAL Aids control council (NACC) THROUGH Westlands Constituency AIDS Control committee (CACC).The project reached 2000 people with HIV testing and IEC.

1.12. SAMBURU COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROJECT -2010-2012- (KNH –GERMANY)-

Based in Samburu East District -Supported 11000 people with Nutritional support, 26 primary schools provided with water harvesting and storage facilities, 56 women groups provided with support to initiate a ‘women’s cooperative’ for economic empowerment, 150 households reached with skills for alternative source of food (kitchen gardening), 26 of them have received farming tools, seeds, water storage tanks and fencing materials, 6000 people reached with Mobile Clinic Services. Women cooperative is still ongoing in Wamba, Samburu East District. AMURT youth vocational training center has trained 60 youths in computer literacy, and established 5 bakeries to improve youth livelihoods.

1.13. TUPANGE PROJECT (AMUA)-2012-TODATE

This project aims at improving quality, accessibility and utilization of family planning services in private clinics within Nairobi. Implemented in collaboration with JHPIEGO and a consortium of four other organizations .The project also works Increased and sustained demand for family planning through community mobilization, guaranteed availability of contraceptives, increased private sector engagement and private sector approaches for sustained impact, Strengthened policies that support increased utilization of family planning amongst the urban poor, and Capacity building for sustainability.

1.14. SAMBURU JAMII BORA MNCH PROJECT-2013-2016

The goal of this European Union funded project is to contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality by two thirds and child mortality by three quarters in Samburu County (Samburu East, Samburu North and Samburu Central Districts) by the end of three years. The Project objectives is to increase access and utilization of quality MNCH services to at least 20,000 target beneficiaries, Increase access to and uptake of SRH and FP services to at least 30,000, Reach at least 85,000 target beneficiaries with community MNCH promotive actions and improve household income to at least 2000 households in Samburu County by the end of 3years.

1.15. WASICHANA WOTE WASOME (WWW PROJECT )-2013-2016

This is a three year project within the Girl Education Challenge (GEC) initiative funded by DFID through ‘Centre for British Teachers’ (CFBT). The target is to support 5000 girls between 6-16 years with improved enrollment, retention and performance in 25 schools in Samburu East district and 35 schools in Mombasa. Working in partnership with ‘ CfBT’ Concern worldwide’ ‘Girl Child network’ the project employs community health strategy, community dialogue, Teacher coaching and gender sensitive pedagogy approaches to realize its objectives.

1.16. INUKA COMMUNITY BASED OVC PROJECT (ICOP)-2013-2018

This is the latest project at AMURT .The goal of this five year USAID Funded project is to expand service coverage and improve the overall wellbeing of Orphans and Vulnerable Children and their households in Bondo and Rarieda Districts. Its key objectives include, To enhance Access to age-appropriate essential services for the betterment of the health of 11,000 OVC and 3000 OVC care- givers through direct, home- based and referral services, Develop Capacity of local communities to deliver sustainable, quality, high impact range of critical services to OVC strengthen economic capabilities of 3,000 households looking after targeted OVCs, as well as Promote Quality improvement of OVC service delivery within the 2 Districts.

1.17 KENYA INTEGRATED HIV/AIDS PROJECT (KIHAP)-2009-2011

This was AMURT’S first USAID directly -funded project through AMURT USA chapter based in Washington DC.
The Goal of the project was to prevent the transmission of HIV, and bring sustainable services to those infected and affected by HIV in Nine locations within Nyanza, Central and Coast provinces.Project key achievements included,3,000 OVC reached with care and support services ,enabling them lead productive lives as accepted members of the society, 20 comuunity based organizations organizations strengthened to create sustainable support structure to oversee the development of the 3,000 OVC, 1,000 PLWA provided with home based care and referral services; Mass HIV Prevention conducted reaching 1,000,000 people that includes 100,000 out-of-school youth. 2,000 youth affected or infected by HIV provided with resource centre services and computer vocational training.T hrough support from Nupita,the technical assistance agency attached to the project, we were able to develop most organizational policies procedures and structures including Governance project and financial management systems.These changes have catapulted the organization to a whole new level of attracting new funding opportunities.

1.18 GLOBAL FUND ROUND-10-(2012-2014)

Through the Kenya red cross Amurt was awarded this sugrant as a local implementing partner in 2012The project objective is to reach HIV key populations with prevention services Care and Support For PLWHIV,Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission and HIV Testing and Counseling.The project activities are conducted mainly through outreaches targeting these groups and recently was able to set up a wellness centre for the provision of clinical services to these special Populations.

1.19 APHIA PLUS KAMILI (LOCAL IMPLEMENTING PARTNER)-2012-2015

In 2012 Amurt entered into partnership with JHPIEGO as local implementing partner to implement this USAID –Funded project in central province. The project targets to provide 6000 orphans and vulnerable children within Kiambu county (Thika West & East, Kikuyu, Kiambu, And Gatundu) with basic package of care and support services,(in the areas of education, health, shelter, food and nutrition, psychosocial support, protection). For sustainability the project also provides household economic strengthening for selected most in need OVC households..

1.20 APHIA PLUS WESTERN (LOCAL IMPLEMENTING PARTNER)-2012-2015

In partnership with Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH),this project is part of the larger APHIA-PLUS western. The project objective is to support 1100 orphans and vulnerable children within Siaya & Homa Bay county with basic package of care and support services,(in the areas of education, health, shelter, food and nutrition, psychosocial support, protection) .It also provides Household economic strengthening for selected OVC households

1.21 APHIA PLUS NAIROBI-COAST (LOCAL IMPLEMENTING PARTNER)-2012-2013

This project was implemented in partnership with APHIA plus Nairobi – Coast, with Pathfinder as the lead organization. The goal of the subproject was to promote quality of life for 1000 Orphans and Vulnerable Children in 3 counties, namely Kilifi-(Malindi), Kwale (Ukunda) and Mombasa (Likoni). It was geared towards the fight against spread of HIV, care and support of infected and affected populations through quality-driven services and best practices. The project ended in September 2013 and in the Overall key objectives were met and sustainability mechanisms of the same put in place.