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Networking

CRK is an important player in the provision of services to children in the north-west of Kenya. Networking with other organisations locally, nationally and even internationally is of vital importance if the organisation is to grow and make best use of limited resources.

Networking enables the sharing of knowledge and best practice, accessing acquired skills and avoiding duplication which combine to increase the impact and productivity of any organisation on a tight budget.

Locally CRK is Secretary to, and founding member of the Trans-Nzoia Children's Service Network (TRACSEN). It is a Network of organisations working with or for children in Trans-Nzoia County. The network meets monthly and is key to promoting children's rights in the county.

Nationally CRK is a representative in the Rift Valley Province wing of the national Child Protection Network that bring government and civil society together and can influence legislation.

Also nationally CRK networks with Ndugu Society of Kenya who have designed the original 'Association Model' in Nairobi and is now in practice by us

UNICEF through AMREF have seconded two of their staff to work with CRK at Birunda Rescue Centre where they work alongside our staff in the rehabilitation and repatriation of children.

AMREF have also sponsored a training workshop for social workers and stakeholders on educating communities in child rights and parental responsibilities. This was mobilised by CRK.

Both nationally and internationally CRK works with other children's organisations to facilitate repatriations and exchange learning visits.

CRK is very thankful to some of our international partners who have facilitated workshops and conferences sharing their much wider field of knowledge and experience with us.