Action for Children in Conflict is dedicated to the improvement of the lives of vulnerable children, women and communities by promoting their access to quality education, health, food, safe and clean environment, economic empowerment and the protection of their rights and fundamental freedoms.

About us

Action for Children in Conflict

Action for Children in Conflict (AfCiC) is a Kenyan non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been operating since 2004 in Thika (45 km north-east of Nairobi), in the Kiambu, Muranga and other nearby counties, supporting projects aimed at preventing, supporting and rehabilitating children and street children who live situations of high social marginality every day.

Thika has a population of approximately over 645,000 people. It is an industrial town with extensive coffee and pineapple plantations dominating the geographical landscape. However, with the collapse of the Kenyan coffee market in the 1990’s continued economic decline caused unemployment rates to increase and a rapid growth in neighbouring slums such as Kiandutu (the largest slum in Thika), Kiang’ombe, Gacagi, and Madharau.

Impoverished conditions resulted in an increase in the number of children living and working on the streets where they face numerous challenges as their rights are constantly violated.

The children have difficulties accessing basic services such as food and healthcare and only a few of them benefit from any formal education.

In this situation, they also become socially excluded becoming trapped in a cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse. This in turn leads to a community in which a high number of youth are unemployed and with a high illiteracy level.

As a result Action for Children in Conflict was established in order to improve the livelihood of children, vulnerable families and marginalized communities through promotion of accessibility to quality education, better healthcare, economic empowerment and advocacy of human rights and fundamental freedom as well as policy change. In the last ten years AfCiC has grown a lot by developing projects of legal support, prevention and treatment of HIV / AIDS, implementing adoptions, food aid and promoting the capacity for growth and economic development of the communities.


Our Mission

Enhance and support the growth and development of children, young people and their families by facilitating access to justice, education, health, and their psychosocial and economic support. Putting communities at the center and fostering their growth through fair and sustainable opportunities.

Our Vision

A world of opportunities, equal and sustainable for every child.

Our Work

Our programs focus on the following outcomes: rehabilitation and reintegration, economic empowerment, access to justice, education empowerment and climate change and safe environment.  The programs are all connected and essential to ending the cycle of poverty.

The AfCiC Economic Empowerment programme is designed to give people the tools to be able to support themselves economically. Primarily, this part of our work is aimed not at children who live and work on the streets, more at youths and families, those who have the capacity to work and to forge livelihoods themselves.

With the goal of eradicating extreme poverty for all people everywhere and ending hunger, it all begins with ending child poverty; and according all children including street children equal opportunities in quality education, sanitation, economic opportunities and good health.

With a regional fertility rate of 5.1, compared to a global average of 2.4, and a 2030 projected
population size of 1.5 billion people, there needs to be an increase in the supply of educational
opportunities for all children in order to meet the growing demand in sub-Saharan Africa.

As climate change is affecting every country on every continent, Kenya is no exception. As such, Kenya has in the last few years experienced changed weather patterns that have resulted in long periods of drought and erratic rainfalls that result floods hence in food shortages and food insecurity in the country. Therefore, the need for solutions that will reduce carbon emissions and increase adaptation efforts are eminent.

The Kenya Children’s Legal Aid Work (KCLAW) is a specific program by Action for Children in Conflict that seeks to promote access to justice, strengthen the rule of law, promote human rights and significantly reduce all forms of violence in the society.

Our Goals

Develop and support community development projects.

Consolidate all forms of reconciliation and peace-building activities in order to promote constructive opportunities for Thika and more generally for Kenya.

Strengthen the capacities of local communities so that, despite the social context being vulnerable and fragile, they are able to carry out projects aimed at improving environmental degradation.

Support political advocacy actions to develop changes in established practices and mentalities.

Address List

A world of opportunities, equal and sustainable for every child.

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