To women and children exposed to danger and violence, OPPF Battered Women’s Centre (BWC) will provide protection, aid, support and education. Providing the tools, support and time needed to rehabilitate and recover, the BWC will support women’s and children’s journey from victim to survivor.
While responding to women’s and children’s immediate practical, physical and psychological needs, simultaneous provision of vocational and educational training allows for a more holistic and sustainable recovery and rehabilitation.
Educational and vocational training in combination with encouragement, support and engagement prepares women and children to integrate back into the community. Women and children will be equipped with knowledge and skills that they can take back to their communities, and education as a part of the rehabilitation process creates independence and increases the chances of becoming self-reliant. In addition to the long term benefits to local communities, education and engagement is also an efficient method to recover from a traumatic past and to create a better future for themselves, their families and communities.
The BWC will be located in the geographic area of the Hurri Hills Division of Chalbi District, Eastern province of Kenya. Due to the documented high need of medical assistance, aid and support to women and children exposed to violence in this area, 500 acres of land have been donated by the local government.
The BWC will hold the capacity of 100 women and children (excluding staff) and will Include:
- Health Clinic
- Play Ground
- Vocational Institute
- Library/ Study Area
- Police Station
- FM Radio Station
- Community Gardens/ Farms
- Staff Quarters