Previous Achievements and Awards
KICOSHEP has built the capacity of community based organisations in home based care and helped them develop similar work to reach out to more people in the community. Some of our best practise in home based care have already been replicated and incorporated into the national curriculum for training community nurses in Kenya.
We have provided home and Community based services to over 10,142 PLHIVs (People Living with HIV) in the Last 5 years. We have established 4 VCT sites located in Nairobi west, Kibera slums, Miwani, Mlolongo reaching out to 850 people per month with testing and counselling,
We have helped to initiate over 650 income generating activities projects for youths and grandmothers to provide basic needs to their families and for people living with HIV/AIDS.
KICOSHEP is curently supporting 370 children at KICOSHEP Primary School reaching Basic Primary education, Pshco-social support and Treatment services attending to over 100 people daily
The last 15 years KICOSHEP has supported 850 orphans and vulnerable children in various secondary schools, colleges and universities in Kenya, through its sponsorship programme. An average of 370 pupil of whom 67% of whom are OVC are supported at Kicoshep primary school on yearly basis.
KICOSHEP constructed its own premises and a Hospice in Nairobi West that currently attends to an average of 50 people per day, 45% of the patients are people living with HIV/AIDS and patients suffering from cancer and related illnesses.
In the year 2010 KICOSHEP was selected as a centre of excellence to carry out research as demonstration centre for decent care values interventions in palliative care by the Altarum Institute, USA. Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and families facing pain and other life limiting illnesses through the prevention and relief of pain, the early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems , physical, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual.(WHO 2002). Healthcare is decent when people receiving care have had a say in design and delivery (Ferguson, Karpf Weair and Swift, 2009)
Among the awards that KICOSHEP has previously received in recognition for its work in the community include:
An award by Care Kenya for successfully implementation and completion of the local links projects that supported orphans and vulnerable children to complete their secondary school education and initiating IGA projects for the parents and grandmothers in Kibera.
Award by the ministry of education commending KICOSHEP primary school for being the best performing non formal school in Langat District in Kenya certificate of primary education exams, the award was received in the year 2011
Award by African American AIDS policy and training institute and John M. Lloyd foundation on 6th July 2002 received in Barcelona Spain. Commending KICOSHEP for working with little resources in improving the lives of the OVC.
Award by REPPSI (Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative) from south Africa on 14th September 2006 in recognition and appreciation of KICOSHEP extensive support and commitment to developing regional pool of facilitators (REFA) in psychosocial care support for children and communities suffering from HIV/AIDS, conflict and poverty.
Award by Action Aid international recognising the NGO’s efforts for its significant work in supporting orphaned and vulnerable children due to HIV/AIDS on 1/12/2001
Appreciation by Unilever through Richard Smith Associates in the UK, for KICOSHEP courage and its good work in providing care and support services
Award from British Broadcasting Corporation on 4th April 2007 recognising KICOSHEP for raising the highest amount of funds through the Billy films in UK for support of various programmes in Africa.