The Kakuma Child Rescue Centre will be operational in the next few weeks following a partnership between the County Government and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
The meeting between the Department of Education, Sports and Social Protection resulted in IRC promising to deliver bedding and ICT equipment to support 40 children in the Centre.
Speaking during the meeting, Chief Officer for Education and Social Protection, Moses Korea, said that the County had set aside a budget for the centre and said the assistance from IRC would facilitate the official launch of the facility.
Chief Korea informed plans were underway to launch the facility in the second week of December 2023.
He added that the area leadership and stakeholders have already been engaged on the same.
The CCO said his Department was working closely with the Kakuma MCA on community sensitization on the role of government in regards to child protection.
On her part, the Women Protection and Empowerment Officer, Rose Muthee, confirmed that the support would include beds, bedding accessories and utensils for daily use.
Muthee also discussed the plans to further support the Centre with furniture and food supplies to sustain the Rescue Centre.
The meeting was also attended by Eliud Emoni (MCA, Kakuma Ward), who acknowledged the need to operationalize the rescue centre owing to the huge number of children in need of the facility.
Deputy Director for Social Protection, Hebrews Idoka appreciated IRC for being strategic in the partnership effort towards supporting social issues like training of social workers staff which the organization promised to.
Jackson Ewaat (Principal sub-county social protection officer) and Andrian Nakoi (Women Protection & Empowerment) were present in the meeting.