Who We Are

About Omega Foundation

Omega Foundation history goes back to I humble beginnings as village based self-help group in 1997 initially working in Nyando District and later spread to Kisumu and Siaya Districts. It was registered as an NGO in 2002 (Reg.#OP.218/051/2002/036/2216) and expanded its work a few year later to cover 11 counties in Western Kenya including; Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Homa-Bay, Busia, Bungoma, Nandi, Uasin-Gishu, Kakamega, Vihiga, and Bomet.

Omega’s program areas include; OVC support, HIV interventions, Reproductive Health, Capacity Development and livelihood development.

Our 30 fulltime staff, and over 120 community based volunteers with 40 staff at affiliate levels, Omega has reached over 1.5 million people reached with HIV prevention and treatment services and messages in 6 years; Provided services to over 250,000 women of reproductive Age and adolescents with SRH information and services and more than 70,000 OVC reached with various services including Education, Life Skills, PSS among other services in the same period.

VISION

Healthy communities enjoying opportunities for development

MISSION

To strengthen the capacity of communities to live meaningful lives through integrated health and innovative livelihood solutions

CORE VALUES

  • Innovation: Committed to employing innovation in delivery of goods, products and services to target communities.
  • Teamwork: Targeted to team work in delivering results and in handling day to day activities.
  • Integrity: Conducting activities and operations in transparent and accountable manner.
  • Excellence: Striving for excellence in implementing internal processes, interaction with stakeholders and customers by upholding the highest standards of professionalism in the market.
  • Inclusiveness/Collaboration: Continuous fostering of collaborations, networking and linkages for achieving the best results.

List of Affiliates

  1. Ujuuanga CBO
  2. NOWA MOYIE
  3. KOWA
  4. RAFIKI
  5. KACIP

Key Strategic Pillars

Item

Description

Health

To improve health and well –being of communities by reducing the impacts of HIV and TB, improving nutrition, maternal and neonatal health. Achievable through:

✓     Interventions that prevent HIV and TB and facilitate care and support. 

✓     Provision of preventive and curative health services

✓     Nutrition promotion

✓     Providing sexual and reproductive health education and services

Education


To empower children and youth through quality education and training support. Achievable through:

✓     Promotion of access to technology for education and provision of learning resources

✓     Infrastructure development e.g. classrooms

✓     Life skills, mentorship & leadership development

✓     Vocational and apprenticeship

✓     Advocacy

 

Water and Sanitation


To reduce waterborne and sanitation-related diseases through the promotion of hygiene and the provision of water services. Achievable through:

✓     Hygiene and sanitation promotion

✓     Provision of water &  services

✓     Advocacy

 

Economic Empowerment


To improve livelihoods through creation of economic empowerment opportunities.

✓     Group Savings & Loan (GS&L)

✓     Promotion of innovative agriculture/agribusiness

✓     Markets development

✓     Micro-enterprise development

✓     Facilitation of technology and skills transfer

✓     Joint social ventures with community groups

Capacity Building


To develop an agile institutional framework of systems and structures that deliver on the mission of Omega Foundation and its implementing partners. Achievable through:

✓     Continuous Institutional capacity strengthening

✓     Social enterprise – for sustainability

✓     Benchmarking – with the best

✓     Research and Training




Estimated Adult HIV Prevalence by County in Kenya.



Strategic Map of Omega Foundation


STRATEGIC AREAS

HEALTH

To improve health and well- being of communities by reducing the impacts of HIV and TB, improving nutrition, maternal and neonatal health.

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS

Gender inequality permeates the social, political and economic fabrics of the society. Women are discriminated against in education, health and the labour market.

WATER & SANITATION

To reduce waterborne and sanitation-related diseases through the promotion of hygiene and the provision of water services.

EDUCATION

To empower children and youth through quality education and training support.

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

To develop an agile institutional framework of systems, structures and accountabilities that deliver on the mission of OF and her implementing partners.

LIVELIHOODS

To improve livelihoods through unlocking of economic opportunities.

About O.F.

Omega Foundation (OF) is a non-profit based in Kisumu which seeks to alleviate most pressing human challenges in education, economic empowerment, health and water and sanitation in Nyanza Province and parts of the Rift Valley.

Quick Contact

OMEGA FOUNDATION

ADD: P.O. BOX 3246 - 40100
Busia Road, Milimani Kisumu

TEL: +254 716 527 990 / 734 527 990

EMAIL: info@omega-foundation.org

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