Kenya

USKESOCBA is a national None Government Organization (NGO) that was established to run humanitarian programs that will aid the Somali Bantus and the Nilotic people in and around Kenya.

USKESOCBA is an active member in Nairobi and Field-level coordination meetings with Agriculture and Livelihoods, WASH, Nutrition, Protection, Education and Food Aid clusters, we’re the current Chair for Food Security and Economic Development Sectoral Committee (FSEDSC) and a member of Governance sector, member of HIV/AIDS, Cash response, Agriculture and Environment working groups. We’re also technical partner with Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FAO/FSNAU), Famine Early Warning System (USAID/FEWS NET) and Somali Water and Land Information Management (FAO/SWALIM).

The main three goals for USKESOCBA in Kenya are as follows:

  1. To raise the level of awareness on the needs of the people and to build up the capacity of the local Somali Bantu and Nilotic Community residents wherever they reside in Kenya to:
    1. Access to the international aid organizations for food, shelter, education, clothing, etc.
    2. Work with the International Community to include beneficiaries in programming.
    3. Start micro-enterprises and access employment opportunities.
    4. Work together for common goals.
    5. Strengthen the capacity to translate learning into programs and policies.
  2. To educate men, women, boys and girls of the Somali Bantu and Nilotic Community decent to prepare for and tend to both stable and emergency situations involving their lives in the neighborhoods, counties, districts, towns and cities wherever they live across Kenya, in which includes preparing for:
    1. Integrating humanitarian and development assistance.
    2. Address gender equity issues to ensure all people are included in building outcomes.
    3. Understanding on the health issues, in order to prepare for natural disasters and disease outbreak emergencies.
    4. Saving young men and women homeless on the streets of the Nairobi City.
    5. Disabled and orphans aid program.
    6. Women trafficking and lost girls program.
  3. To raise technical skills among the people, old and young alike, in the following areas:
    1. Brick-making.
    2. Small scale repair.
    3. Agriculture production and processing.
    4. Computer technologies.
  4. To preserve and strengthen the Somali Bantu and Nilotic Community’s cultural identities by enforcing the local customs, traditions, language, and ideologies, while uniting the residents wherever they dwell in Kenya to accomplish shared goals, including:
    1. Providing them culturally appropriate religious services and traditional rites.
    2. Learning Mai-Mai dialect that is the original language of the Bantu Community, as well as Kiswahili and English languages.
    3. To build up the cultural resiliency of the Somali Bantu and Nilotic people in order to take pride in their history and in their future.