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With a Different Mind

THE NETWORK PROFILE

 INTRODUCTION:

 `With a different mind' is an informal but structured network of Community Based Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Donor Agencies, Academic institutions and Religious institutions working with/for vulnerable people in Kenya. The network's mission is to make known to the world the life changing experiences in encountering the different vulnerable groups of people in society.

BACKGROUND:

The foundation of the network was informed by a conviction that the encounter with vulnerable members of the society brings about a positive transformation in the lives of people involved.

The network aims at scaling up its activities from one on one sharing of experiences to a structured entity that could from time to time provide wider forums of exchange.

The rich experiences of each organization, informs the emergence of a unique and practical approach that gives dignity to vulnerability. The network therefore seeks to demonstrate a shift in perception hence the name; With a different Mind.

The network addresses different social issues and has settled on disability for the year 2014 hence the theme; "Persons with disabilities, a gift to humanity

VISION

The network envisions; a society where its vulnerable members are not seen as a problem but as a resource that unravels the enormous community potential to participate and benefit from the encounter bringing about integral human development for all.

MISSION

The mission of the network; is to provide a platform where organizations can share their experiences of working with vulnerable groups of people with special emphasis on unique approaches and life changing encounters.

OBJECTIVES

The network will stimulate a debate, identify new approaches while promoting replication and scaling up of already demonstrated successful interventions

Enhance partnerships and synergies among stakeholders in the field of development

A platform on which implementing organizations through their experience informs academia

A platform on which the academia supports implementing organizations with professional insights

Network members:

CISP, APDK, Bethany Kids, L' Arche Kenya, Kenyatta University, Star Disability Training Center, St. Martin CSA, World Friends, SEP, The Action Foundation, FAI, Fondazione Fontana and Liliane Foundation.

 

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