The visit with President Kenyatta and elders involved in DAP included discussions on peacebuilding efforts to ensure security on the coast, as well as engagement in the Coast Interfaith Council of Clerics, which partners on DAP with CRS and the Catholic Diocese of Malindi. The DAP representatives advocated for government support in improving education standards on the coast and establishing affordable schools. With DAP’s focus on preventing early marriage, school retention is key to reducing vulnerability.
DAP’s goal is to delay marriage of 5,000 girls ages 9-18 years until adulthood, with targeted communities actively advocating for child protection and prevention of child marriage, and with households improving their economic situation through participation in community savings groups.
Our partnership with CRS is already showing impressive results, and we look forward to exploring more partnerships to improve development results in Kenya and around the world. To learn more about how GHR is using partnerships to grow our inter-religious work, contact us.