International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Conditionalities for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Intervention Programmes in Kisumu County, Kenya
Joy R.A. Otolo, Dr. Wycliffe A. Oboka, Dr. Lt. Col (Rtd) J.M. Okoth

The high number of orphans and vulnerable children has necessitated government and non-government organizations to provide support and care to orphans and vulnerable children.The study sought to determine the conditions to be fulfilled by households enrolled on orphans and vulnerable children intervention programmes in Kisumu County, Kenya.Evaluative and Survey researchdesigns were used to collect data through questionnaires, focus group discussions and Keyinformant interviews from 6 key informants and 384 caregivers. The study found that both the government and non-government orphans and vulnerable children intervention programmes had conditions to be fulfilled however, penalties for failure to adhere to these conditions, were not being enforced a hundred percent. The study concluded that there were non-deserving households included and deserving households excluded from the orphans and vulnerable children intervention programmes. The study recommends that there should be strong enforcement of conditions.

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