Dzarino CBTO being a capacity building organisation that works with grass root communities has as one of its primary aim as social and economic empowerment of women and youth and the principle beneficiaries are poor women living in rural communities. As a membership organization it recruits informal community based groups with a mission to build their capacity. The organisation was founded in the year 2000 and registered as a cbto in 2003 with the ministry of social services.
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To ensure that the indigenous community especially the women and youth own their development
To empower the communities, through training and capacity building so as to improve their socio-economic status.
“Listening to the voices of people”
This is derived from the methodology of capacity building adopted by the organisation in which it listens to the needs of the community through working with them so as to facilitate them identify their own needs and providing tailored programs to each group.
The core values of Dzarino are
Dzarino is a membership organization and membership is open to all Kenyans of all walks as long as you have the following
- kenyan citizen
- willing to serve as volunteer
- can subscribe to the organization
- can attend AGM once a year
Dzarino has been involved in the following activities
1-Programme implementation – HIV&AIDS projects which have been funded by various donors on – awareness, couple counselling and testing, MARPS counselling and testing, distribution of protective materials.
2-Training of peer educators in matters of HIV&AIDS,
3-Training of care givers on care of OVC’s and empowering them on IGA’s
4-Public health issues awareness-prevention of Malaria, HIV, and TB at the community level
5-PMTCT creating awareness of the importance of attending ANC clinic
6-GBV advocacy and awareness
7-Civic education –constitutional rights
8-Running of OVC’s nursery schools and feeding program
9-Running OVC foster program
All these programmes run integrated within our activities so as to make work easier and less expensive
Through its qualified and experienced members, Dzarino undertakes several consultancy assignments for any organization that does not have the necessary skills. This is one way of sustainability strategy for the organization.
- Micro enterprise and finance training and management
- Business development & management
- Project proposal writing
- Strategic planning
- Gender issues
- Civil right advocacy
- Community mobilization
- Build capacity on small scale farmers
- Help in group formation train, and link groups to various institution
- Waste management training
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