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We've been working in Kenya since 1959, building healthy communities, strengthening inclusive education systems, and supporting people to develop sustainable and resilient livelihoods.


We supported 7,615 people to develop secure and sustainable livelihoods.


We reached a total of 27,825 people in 2018/19.


Enrolment at Vocational Training Centres has increased by 20%.

Healthy communities 

Close up of a woman's outstretched palms holding a packet of contraceptive pills VSO/Jason J Mulikita

Our health programming supports women to make empowered family planning choices.

We work to improve access to, and delivery of, inclusive family planning and sexual and reproductive health services.

Focusing on adolescents, people with disabilities and poor rural women, we’re reducing inequalities in access to modern contraceptives, supporting women to plan their pregnancies safely.

By addressing socio-cultural barriers and collaborating with both public and private sector actors to improve delivery, we aim to empower 322,000 women to take control of their sexual and reproductive health.


Inclusive education 

Pupils practise Kenyan Sign Language VSO/Paul Wambugu

We're working to improve access to quality education for children living with disabilities.

We work to improve access to Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE), and inclusive education for children with disabilities, with a particular focus on girls.

We promote social inclusion for young people with disabilities, supporting them to benefit not only from opportunities for accelerated learning, but also career and life skills development.

Our work in ECDE focuses on supporting local governments to improve their provision of early childhood education.

Resilient livelihoods 

Tailor Christine Syombua using her sewing machine VSO/Jeff DeKock

Support with business training and capital enabled tailor Christine to set up a small shop.

Our youth programming in Kenya focuses on supporting some of the country’s most marginalised and disadvantaged young people – particularly those living with disabilities, young girls, young heads of households, and those from informal settlement and pastoralist communities.

We support people to develop employability and entrepreneurship skills, empowering them to find employment or establish their own income-generating activities.

We’re working to ensure that 10,000 young people benefit from relevant skills development and training, and 5,000 are supported to access entrepreneurship and employment opportunities.

Contact us

We work with a number of partners including DFID, USAID, PS Kenya, ActionAid, and Leonard Cheshire.

If you are interested in supporting our work, or if you have another query, get in touch:

Address: VSO Kenya, Timau Plaza 5th Floor, Argwings Kodhek Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: (+254) 720 890 184, (+254) 203 871 700

Volunteer with us

We are always looking for more skilled specialists.

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