Forensic Imaging :Age Progression Service for Missing Kenyan Children.

Missing Child Kenya has embarked on a landmark partnership with Italian Missing Children Institute that will provide support for forensic imaging, photographic manipulation techniques, facial reconstruction techniques, adult age progression and photo repair of their database of missing Kenyan children.The Italian Missing Children Institute is a service that puts the analysis methodologies of Forensic Anthropology … Read more

Missing on purpose: what happens when a person does not want to be found?

We explore why a person may choose to go missing Whether a person goes missing intentionally or unintentionally, there is almost always vulnerability involved. Usually it is impossible to know whether a person has left intentionally, hence the need for a sound search effort to find them. Those who “choose” to go missing, in contrast … Read more

Day of the African Child 2020 – Access to a Child-Friendly Justice System in Africa.

Every year on 16 June, the African Union and its Member States observe the Day of the African Child (DAC) as a commemoration of the 16th June 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa, where students who marched in protest against apartheid-inspired education, were brutally murdered. To celebrate the children of Africa and calls for … Read more

Child Safety at the Mall

One of the challenges of being a guardian is teaching your children to be cautious without filling them with fear or anxiety. Talk to your children about safety, and give them the basic know how on avoiding and escaping potentially dangerous situations. A lot can go on in an uncontrolled environment away from home, especially … Read more

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Wandering

Nearly half of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) try to wander or run off, even when there’s an adult supervising them. Sometimes children with ASD wander aimlessly. Other times they want to get somewhere in particular, or they bolt suddenly to get away from something. Children with ASD wander for many reasons. For example, … Read more

It’s World Children’s Day : For Every Child, Every Right.

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights … Read more

Charting a New Course in Civil Society – Maryana’s Story

For over 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation has invested in communities across Africa and Asia to break the cycle of poverty and create opportunity. In East Africa, the foundation supported a landmark partnership with Harvard University to cultivate the skills of African leaders. We are proud to share stories that highlight Aga Khan Foundation … Read more