This is our story

We believe that development is about increasing possibilities and capacities of individuals to make the most of their potentials to live as full resourceful persons and together with others create caring, supportive and accountable societies.

Community and national development to us is about respecting, protecting, promoting and meeting basic rights of people including that of children for human dignity, development and survival. We believe in a well-integrated society that recognises children in every sector and creates the necessary space and opportunity to respond to their developmental needs. We also believe that every child, given the opportunity and protection by society, can optimise his/her God-given abilities and grow to lead an independent, responsible adult life.

CRRECENT believes that rights and responsibilities of children living under challenging circumstances can be realised through research, evidence-based policy advocacy, sustained and purposeful conscientisation of children and individuals living with deprived children and their institutions supported by creating concrete alternative that challenge and address structural causes and consequences of child poverty.

CRRECENT re-enforces the principle of non-compartmentalization of the child's development and brings to the fore the multisectoral nature of children's issues and the urgent need to tackle such at both Policy and programmatic levels.

CRRECENT targets children and youth, adults working with children and policy makers in its operations.

Beneficiaries under our programmes include:

Vulnerable and challenged children (0-18) in the areas of child rights; child survival and development; education and protection.

Challenged youth (19-25) in life changing programmes (education and skill development) to prepare them for successful independent live.

Other beneficiaries comprise: Government Ministries such as Education; Health; Employment; Social Welfare (Correctional Centres and Remand Homes for Boys & Girls); and Local Government and Administrations.

CRRECENT's focus ensures that the rights of children living in challenging circumstances are respected, promoted and fulfilled and that state institutions become responsible in ensuring the rights of children.



CRRECENT's accountability

CRRECENT has a two tier governance structure composed of an Assembly and the Board. The Assembly is composed of Associate Members. This structure enables the number of Members to grow while maintaining a relatively small board for effective oversight of management.

The relationship between CRRECENT and its Associate Members is spelt out in the CRRECENT Constitution. The Assembly is the overarching governance body of CRRECENT and reserves certain powers and functions to itself including the approval of Strategy, approval of CRRECENT Chair and Board Members. The Assembly meets at least once a year in its Annual General Meeting.

The CRRECENT Board is responsible for the ongoing governance of the organisation. The Board meetings are convened at least four times a year. The Board continues to delegate the day-today operations to the principal officers who comprise an executive leadership team of full-time senior management.

There are provisions in the constitution for the Board Members themselves to elect up to one third of the Board to ensure that it maintains the necessary balance of expertise and gender. The tenure of the Board Members and the various Committees are elaborated in the Board of Directors' Manual.

The executive leadership team is led by the Chief Executive and comprises of Executive Directors and other Key Heads of Units.



Meet the board

Susan Sabaa

CRRECENT's Executive Director.

Emmanuel Sabaa

CRRECENT's President - Chief Executive Officer.


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