BUCKNER KENYA

Transforming lives and Building strong families.

Changing the lives of our vulnerable communities using innovative and progressive means.

About Buckner Kenya

Buckner Kenya is registered in Kenya as an NGO to transform the lives of vulnerable children, and build strong families. Since 2001 Buckner Kenya has maximized on resources and leadership and witnessed exponential growth and expansion in service delivery to the vulnerable.

About Us

Empowerment Programs

Providing focused holistic training and opportunities for sustainable livelihood.

Family Programs

We engage, equip, elevate and strengthen families in our Hope Centres.

Community Programs

 Providing  highly specialized community driven approaches in health, education, business skills and family coaching services.


HOPE SHINES HERE®. EVERYONE. EVERYWHERE.

We are Buckner Kenya, a non-profit organization that offers a variety of services to children and families to build socio-economic skills  to succeed in life.

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HOW?

  • Pray with us
  • Volunteer your skills and talent
  • Provide a loving home to an at-risk child
  • Give humanitarian aid
  • Be a kinship family
  • Be a member of Buckner Kenya local donors.
  • Internship opportunities
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How You Can Help

We acknowledge that offering educational scholarships, medical supplies, clothing, foodstuff, stationery and sanitary towels to children and families through Buckner Kenya is the first step of their transformational journey. Donate today!

News from Our Blog

  • 01/12/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    ‘End inequalities. End AIDS’- World Aids Day

    December 1st is celebrated as World Aids Day, across the globe. This is a special day to raise awareness about the disease and celebrate lives of those who succumbed to it. World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the need to end inequalities when gaining access to essential HIV services like receiving drugs. Lack of awareness and social taboos worsen the condition of those that are infected.

     

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) gets into the immune system and weakens its ability to defend the body against infections, hence tampering with the proper functioning of the immune cells. The infection then transitions to become acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) if not diagnosed and treated at an early stage.  

     

    A report published by WHO reveals that the disease is still a major global health issue, that has led to the death of 36.3 million people, with approximately 37.7 million people living with the disease as at the end of 2020. Over two-thirds of the population were diagnosed in WHO African countries.

     

    "Although the world has made significant progress in recent decades,  important global targets for 2020 were not met. Division, disparity and disregard for human rights are among the failures that allowed HIV to become and remain a global health crisis. Now, COVID-19 is exacerbating inequities and disruptions to services,  making the lives of many people living with HIV more challenging," WHO

     

    How is it transmitted?

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributes the transmission of HIV to factors like; practicing unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person, sharing sharp objects like needles and razors and receiving blood from an infected person. The virus can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy, at birth or breastfeeding.

     

    Symptoms

    The most common symptoms of AIDS include; Fever, chills, rash, night sweats, muscle aches, sore throat, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, mouth ulcers, drastic weight loss and diarrhea that lasts for more than two weeks.

     

    Preventive measures

    The spread of HIV can be prevented through practicing protected sexual intercourse, avoid sharing sharp objects and preventing mother to child transmission. It is also important to get tested and take drugs, as recommended by the doctor.

     

    Scientists and researchers are still looking for vaccines and cure for the disease, however, increased access to information about HIV prevention measures, diagnosis, treatment and care has enabled people to live healthy with the disease for many years.

     

     

     

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  • 29/11/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    Every Child Deserves a Family- Celebrating National Adoption Month

    Buckner Kenya Adoption Services celebrates Kenyans whose lives have been impacted through Adoption. The adoption agency celebrates those that have grown through adoption and recognize many children in the country who are waiting for their placement.

     

    Placing a child under alternative care, does not only provide a permanent home for the child but also helps him/ her gain emotional support, and grow up in a family set-up.

     

    Adoption Process

    1.Place your interest in adopting a child at an adoption agency

     

    2. Case committee- A case committee meets once in a month to vet all applications for adoption.

     

    3. Case committee decision- Case committee members study and discuss all applications and related reports and make decisions to either reject, differ or approve an application. The decision, together with reasons for the same are given in writing.

     

    4. Counselling- After approval by the case committee, a mandatory counselling session must be done prior to identification of a child. Prospective parents will be referred to a professional counsellor for this purpose.

     

    5. Identification of a child- Next, prospective parents will be referred to children's homes for identification and subsequent placement of a child. Parents MUST obtain and present a referral letter before identification is done.

     

     6. Bonding period- After identifying a child, the applicant (S) will be required to make at least 6 visits to the relevant home over a 1–2-week period.

     

    7. Placement period- After the two weeks bonding process, the child is discharged to the prospective parent(s) who then begin the placement process for three months.

     

    8.Follow up Assessments- During the three months placement period, social workers will conduct three follow-ups to assess the progress of the child in the new family.

     

     9. The legal process- This is the final stage of adoption process. The legal process involves three hearing (but could be more). Both the prospective parents and the child MUST be present for the court sessions.

     

    10. Adoption order- The adoption order is granted by the court to finalize the adoption.

     

    Buckner Kenya Adoption Society believes that every minute matters, every child matter and therefore, every childhood matters.

     



     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    18/10/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    COVID-19 Vaccines to Save Lives

    The Kenyan government alongside the ministry of heath has called upon Kenyans from all walks of life, to get vaccinated against Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and save lives. This comes barely one year after the country received vaccines donations from different parts of the world.

     

    Statistics published in the Ministry of Health website show that 6.1 % of Kenyans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 2.2 % have been fully vaccinated, with the elderly, frontline workers and people with special health conditions given priority.

     

    Importance of getting vaccinated

    The center for Disease Control and Prevention advocates for the administration of vaccines to protects individuals from the variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 hence reduce COVID-19 related deaths, and combat it’s spread. However, those that are fully vaccinated are advised to wear face masks while in public.

     

    How to access the vaccine

    Kenyans can access AstraZeneca, ‎Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccines free of charge at different health care facilities in their respective counties. The first step is registering your details on  https://portal.health.go.ke/by selecting an identification type (ID, Passport, Birth Certificate, Alien ID or Military ID) then submitting your identification number, email address, telephone number. The sign-up process comes to an end after setting a password that can be used to access the portal.

     

    Ones this is done, visit any hospital facility to receive your first doze.

     

    Possible side effects of the vaccines

    People experience different side effects depending on the vaccine administered and the body’s immune system. Some of the reported side effects include; fever, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, diarrhea and pain on the arm.

    Remember to stay hydrated by consuming a lot of fluids, except alcohol and eat fruits and vegetables.

     

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