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Children Rights in Kenya

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Children Rights in Kenya Description

Children’s Rights in Kenya: The Constitution and the Children’s Act protect numerous Children Rights in Kenya. Children Rights in Kenya include right to life, parental care, education-free compulsory basic education, religious education subject to appropriate parental guidance, health and medical care and protection from economic exploitation and any work that is likely to be hazardous or harmful to the child, and from taking part in hostilities or in armed conflicts. Children have a right to leisure, play and participation in cultural and artistic activities.

Every child has a right to a name and a nationality, protection from abuse and against harmful cultural practices, and from sexual exploitation and use in prostitution.

A child with disability must be treated with dignity, accorded appropriate medical care, special care, education and training.

Another Children Rights in Kenya is to be protected from drugs and alcohol.

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The Government is legally bound to deliver healthcare, education, nutrition and shelter to all children, irrespective of budgetary implications.

Children Rights in Kenya: Child Education

Education Around the World

Education is the road that children follow to reach their full potential in life.

Yet many children in need around the world do not get a quality education where they can learn and develop. To advance learning, Save the Children supports education programs for children in the classroom and at home.

We train teachers to engage their students through more effective teaching practices.
We coach parents and caregivers to help their children learn early on, so they are prepared to enter school.
We offer ways for parents and community volunteers to get kids reading and doing math outside of school hours.
We introduce children to the power of artistic expression — drawing, painting, music, drama, dance and more — to help them heal, learn and do better in school.
We make sure that children don’t stop learning during a crisis, and we help to keep kids healthy so they don’t fall behind or drop out.
In 2013, 77% of our early education programs around the world met young children’s cognitive (thinking skills), linguistic (language skills), physical and psychosocial (emotional and social) needs. We also reached 38,000 American children with early education and 150,000 children with literacy programs.