Introduction of the partner

Resource Hub for Development is a national non-profit organization working with and for poor marginalized rural and peri-urban communities in Kenya. RHD acts as a centre for resources, tools and competencies for sustainable community development, advocacy and capacity building, humanitarian services, cultural values and peace building.

RHD has 3 key pillars of interventions: Education, Healthcare and Nutrition and Sustainable community development initiatives.

RHD believes that every development begins with empowerment through education. By this we strive to ensure that all children have the right to receive equal quality education and healthcare; and that through development and progressing the family, community as well as nationality will be possible only if women and youth and the general community are empowered and have true equality, opportunity and partnership in all levels of society. Not only according to the law but also in practice.

RHD Mission:
RHD mission is alleviate poverty and empower poor marginalized rural and slum communities through socio-economic programs and humanitarian aid.

Among the key activities the organization focuses on include:
1. Advocacy/campaign, dialogue and action through partnership as strategic means of enhancing active role of youth workers in the society.
2. Promoting tourism through initiating and promoting cultural conferences, workshops and cultural education through research, publication, regional cooperation and inter culturalism
3. Empowerment and promotion of social inclusion focusing on vulnerable and excluded rural communities in Kenya.
4. Collaboration with international institutions, organizations and the government of Kenya to establish participation actions strengthening rural communities and their social cohesion.
5. Promoting community based tourism by organizing Cultural actions (cultural policies, cultural dances, songs, celebrations, exhibition of local crafts and products).
6. RHD has been promoting cultural rights mostly in Nyanza region, Kenya by involving communities, village groups and individuals to participate fully in the implementation of social and cultural projects through happiness/enjoyment, education and production support, and donation of cultural materials to community groups and centres. RHD envision culture and arts as the main core of changing force towards sustainable cultural rights, peaceful cohesion, development and production to strengthen the local communities and productive resources.
7. Capacity building programs for rural cultural community groups, institutions, individuals and centres.
8. Awareness creation on the provisions and utilizations of youth work through formal and non-formal education
9. RHD implements activities that promote social integration and promote exchange of good practices among people belonging to different ethnic groups through networking, participation and promotion of social inclusion.

RHD is involved in various ERASMUS+ Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Capacity Building In the field of youth. Previously we have partnered as a hosting and sending organization in the implementation of the following KA2 projects.

The Young Side Of the Moon (Reference number 2014-1118/001-00)
Child Protection and Development (Reference number 2015-3602/001-00).
Grapes of Wrath (Reference number 581728-EPP-1-2016-2-EL-EPPKA2-CBYACPALA2016–3668/001-001).
STEP Forward (Ref number 589950-EPP-1-2017-1-EL-EPPKA2-CBYACPALA2017-2161/001-001)

Presentation of the country / region

Resource Hub for Development is located in Kenya, Kisumu City.

Introducing Kenya:
Located on Africa’s east coast between Tanzania and Ethiopia, Kenya is an ethnically diverse
Country boasting numerous cultures, varied and striking landscapes, and world-famous wildlife. Comprised of a variety of tribes including; Luos, Kelenjins and the Maasai among others. Kenyans as a whole are some of the friendliest people in the world, warmly welcoming visitors and immediately accepting them into their lives. Kenya has a strong claim as the ‘cradle of humanity’; much of the oldest fossil evidence in the world has been discovered in Kenya and human life certainly originated in Eastern Africa. Kenyan culture is very much its own, with a vibrant national music scene, internationally acclaimed literature, and a strong sporting tradition.

Kisumu City:
Kisumu, which literally means a place of barter trade “sumo” and officially known as Kisumu City, is the Kenyan inland port city on Lake Victoria and the capital city of Kisumu County, Kenya. It is the third largest city in Kenya after the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu is the principal city of western Kenya, the immediate former capital of Nyanza Province, the headquarters of Kisumu County and the proposed headquarters of the Lake Region Economic Block, which is a conglomeration of 15 counties in Western Kenya.
Currently, Kisumu is one of the fastest growing cities in Kenya. It is thriving with rich sugar and rice irrigation industries, whose contribution to the National economy is immense due to its natural resources and as the epicentre for business in East Africa. Attractions in the city include Kibuye Market, Oile Market, the Kisumu Museum, an impala sanctuary, a bird sanctuary, Hippo Point, Shopping malls and the nearby Kit Mikaye, Ndere Island National Park and the vibrant Kisumu nightlife.