The Free Pentecostal Fellowship in Kenya (FPFK), University of Nairobi (UoN) and United States International University-Africa sign a five-year Collaborative Agreement to enhance child protection

By CTW Team

On Tuesday, February 20, a Tripartite Collaborative Agreement between the Free Pentecostal Fellowship in Kenya (FPFK), University of Nairobi (UoN) and USIU-Africa was signed. The collaboration provides an opportunity for sharing of knowledge through joint research, training and publications through a five-year project dubbed Linda-Mtoto.

Linda Mtoto Project is founded on research findings that 1 billion children globally experience violence, exploitation and abuse. The United Nations Social Development Goals (SDGs) global agenda 2030’s clarion call to ‘leave no one behind’ appreciates children as a critical mass not to be left behind in the drive towards realization of global development.

The project will be implemented in Busia County, Kenya, which is the gateway to East Africa with two major border points at Busia and Malaba towns. This makes it prone to cross-border child trafficking among other forms of child abuse. The project will benefit both faculty and students who will be directly involved training, research, conferences and publications. Graduate students will use the data collected to write their Master’s theses and PhD dissertations.

The project is domiciled in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the faculty and staff involved in the five-year project include; Dr. Mercy Kaburu, (Co-PI), Professor Martin Njoroge, Dean SHSS, Professor Josephine Arasa, Dr. Francis Khayundi, and Senior Researcher Carol Yogo.

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