Pendekezo Letu (PKL) is a Kenyan, non-religious, non-governmental organization established in 1997. Pendekezo Letu specializes in assisting children and youth in street situations, their families and other vulnerable children living in marginalized urban communities in Kenya to access their fundamental rights:
A caring family environment, education, and information.
Protection from neglect, violence and exploitation.
Justice & healthcare.
Increase their opportunities for sustainable development.
PKL uses a holistic approach to effectively respond to social inequalities, by involving all key actors and by providing service delivery combined with applying a rights-based approach. It supports families with basic needs and builds the capacity of deprived communities to effectively demand their basic rights to education, information, protection, justice, participation, health care and improved opportunities for development. Further PKL has adopted this approach in its programmes as demonstrated in the model below: