Hifadhi Africa Organization (HAO) is a Kenyan based non-governmental organization, non-profit organization established in 2013 under Section 10 of the NGO ACT of 1990 of Kenya as a development, advocacy and youth empowerment organization working to transform lives of slums drawers, pastoralists, refugees and refugee hosting communities.
HAO transforms lives in Africa by providing innovative education support and mentorship that empowers children and youth in slams, pastoral communities, refugee camps and refugee hosting communities with knowledge and skills required to address multiple complex challenges facing their communities.East Pokot has one of the highest illiteracy rate in the world, at 96%; more than 60% of children never attend school in their lifetime. Absolute poverty rate is at 67%.
Without access to education, they cannot build their future and transform their communities. They are forced to adopt negative coping mechanisms and practices like cattle rustling, theft, drug abuse, prostitution and forced recruitment into inter-community conflicts.