Incredible Insights from Kishushe: ActionAid Kenya’s Board Visit to Taita Taveta

This week, the ActionAid International Kenya board and senior management embarked on a transformative journey. From December 4th to 8th, we immersed ourselves in the vibrant community of Kishushe, Taita Taveta County. Our mission? To witness the life-changing impacts of our Local Rights Programme (LRP) firsthand.

AAIK board members and senior management take a photo with members of Sauti Ya Wanawake in Kishushe.

During the visit, it was clear that the LRP’s focus on access to basic rights and services is making a difference. From improvements in education and health care to increased civic engagement, the stories of empowerment and resilience were truly inspiring.

The team also held discussions with Taita Taveta county leadership led by the deputy governor Christine Saru Kilalo. During the meeting, the teams discussed areas of priority for county action and partnership opportunities.

Board and Senior Management meeting with Taita Taveta Deputy Governor Christine Saru Kilalo.

What stood out the most was the inclusive nature of our programmes. By involving women, girls, boys, and men from marginalized communities, as well as traditional leaders and government officials, we’re fostering a holistic approach to development that leaves no one behind.

By working closely with local NGOs, community groups, and grassroots leaders, we’re seeing real progress in the fight for social justice. The LRP approach is more than just a funding mechanism; it’s a catalyst for sustainable development, empowering both women and men to claim their rights and improve their lives.

Author: Ezra Kiriago, Communications Coordinator. ActionAid Kenya


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