This was an initiative that was brought forward by Fr. Jeremiah Mutuku and SCCs communities in Ikutha and Mutito parishes during SCC’s evaluation meeting, this was during Mr.Felix Wertli visit to Kitui, We agreed that we need to explore ways and see how we can support and Empower SCC’s and Families within the proposed mining Blocks of both Mutito and Ikutha parish. Some of the Key concerns that came out in the evaluation meeting were;
- Some SCC’s exists within the mining Blocks and incase of resettlement due to mining the SCC’c will be defragmented.
- Some Local station (churches) are also in the mining blocks, this means that when mining starts the local churches will be affected. (the same case applies to Schools and all social institutions)
To start with, a concept note was developed and a baseline survey was done by consultants and the empowerment programme brought in board Justice and peace office during the survey to share their expertise in the study.
After presenting to our partners the report, fastenopfer agreed to fund the project for the coming 3 yrs.