Standing Up to provide food, clean water, and basic necessities for African orphans and vulnerable children living in poverty.
An African Child's Rights
As Defined by the Kenyan Government...
Note: while the government has ratified these rights, they don't have the resources to enforce them. Many children all over Kenya are not being afforded these rights. It is part of the focus of our efforts to help assure that the children at By Grace are provided these rights.
Inherent right to life: The government and the family have the responsibility of ensuring the survival and development of every child.
Right to parental care: Every child has the right to live with and be cared for by his/her parents.
Right to Education: Every child is entitled to a free education.
Right to Health Care: Every child has a right to health and medical care of which parents and the Government shall have the responsibility of providing for.
Protection from child labor and armed conflict: Every child shall be protected from economic exploitation and any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child’s education, or to be harmful to the child’s health or physical, mental, or spiritual, moral or social development.
Children should also not be recruited in armed conflict or take part in hostilities. Where armed conflict occurs, respect for and protection and care of children shall be maintained in accordance with the law.
Right to Name and Nationality: Every child has a right to a name and nationality. Where a child is deprived of his identity, the Government shall provide appropriate assistance and protection with a view to establishing his or her identity.
Right of Children with Disabilities: Every child with a disability has the right to be treated with dignity, and to be given appropriate medical treatment, special care and education.
Protection from child abuse: Every child is entitled to protection from physical, psychological, sexual, neglect and any other form of exploitation including sale, trafficking or abduction by any other person.
Protection from: harmful cultural rites, sexual exploitation, and drugs.
A Short Summary
Child rights to ensure their survival are: good medical and health care; nutritious food; decent shelter; and adequate clothing. Lack of these four main things will expose them to high chances of death.
Child rights to development include: education, play and leisure, access to information, social security, and parental love and care. Child rights for protection include: Protection from child abuse, physical, sexual, psychological, neglect and any other form of exploitation along with protection from harmful cultural rites and drugs.