Published On: January 10, 2022|Categories: News|

Between 6th and 8th December 2021, the State Department on Social Development in collaboration with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) organized the third multi-sectoral Technical Working Group Workshop on the National Parenting Programme.

Strathmore University was represented by Raymond Mutura, Director of the SBS Centre for Research on Organizations, Work and Family (CROWF) who is a part of the multi-sectoral Technical Working Group. The other members of the Technical Working Group include – Raising Future Parents, Transform Nations, Hindu Council, Supkem, KCCB, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, UNICEF and a consultant from Maestral International facilitating the discussions and the development of the National Parenting Manual.

This three-day workshop aimed to review the draft National Parenting Manual and pre-test tools ahead of the pre-test and pilot activities in identified counties representing the eight administrative units; Nairobi, Central, Eastern, Western, Rift Valley, Nyanza, North Eastern and Coast Provinces. The National Parenting Manual has 14 modules representing key ideas that parents of our country need.

The pre-test is scheduled to take place in the first week of January 2022 while the pilot activity will be carried out in February 2022. The main purpose of the pre-test is to confirm accessibility and acceptability of the manual content for a wide range of parents and caregivers, while the pilot focus will be on implementation aspects, that is training, platforms, dosage, supervision & outcomes among others.

The next activity will be to make the changes suggested by the Technical Working Group on both the National Parenting Manual and the National Parenting Guidelines before embarking on pre-test in select counties.

About the Centre for Research on Organizations, Work and Family (CROWF)

The Center for Research on Organizations, Work and Family (CROWF) is a research institution within Strathmore University Business School that has the task of developing strategies that help organizations in Kenya improve employee retention, commitment and personality through enabling employee engagement.

By using the practical output gained from various activities and collaborations (e.g. with PFD, Government of Kenya, Executive Education and Family Scholars Colloquia) to assist and engage persons, families and companies see the connection on how the family enables work, organizations, businesses and society, in general, to thrive by conducting and disseminating research on this. Learn more about the Centre for Research on Organizations, Work and Family (CROWF)

Article by Juliet Hinga