Who We Are
We One Action Network (WOAN) is a registered 501 c3 nonprofit organization based in Stanley, North Carolina (USA). We are committed to creating opportunities for bright minds and creative souls in Kenya, where a vast majority of youth lack the basic opportunity to strengthen their ability.
WOAN-supported initiatives and projects are designed to encourage the highest standards of creativity and long-term self-reliance. Since our inception in 2018, we have positioned ourselves as part of the solution by listening and engaging with local leaders that understand what those gaps are and why.
We One Action Network (WOAN) is committed to partnering with registered NGOs and Community Based Organizations. Our primary focus is educational learning (i.e., life skills, classroom) and other essentials including mentorship programs, youth development, food & nutrition, school supplies & uniforms, and sanitary pads to keep young girls in school.
Our focus places a specific emphasis on vulnerable youth to help progress their lives from point-A to point-B. We also take the approach of listening “first” and then asking appropriate questions for better understanding. This approach has helped WOAN effectively collaborate with many civic organizations and community leaders in both the United States and in Kenya. The result of our work is always to find various forms of sustainable solutions to help generate and maintain self-reliance.
What We Stand For
We One Action Network (WOAN) does not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, tribe, marital status, or sexual orientation, in any of our activities or operations. These include, but are not limited to the hiring of staff or volunteers and the selection of projects, programs, schools, or provision of services.
WOAN is an equal opportunity provider and we take measures to ensure no discrimination. We have a zero-tolerance policy against any form or kind of harassment. All or any incident will be reported to the local magistrate office at the county or state level in Kenya, the United States of America, or beyond. We are committed to providing a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all members of our team, peer organizations, schools, and our volunteers.
Poverty Rate In Kenya
World Bank macro poverty outlook estimates that Kenya’s poor, those who live below $2 per day reduced from 19.2 million or 35.7 percent of the population in 2021 to 18.8 million or 34.3 percent. The global lender projects Kenyans living below the poverty line will fall further to 18.7 million in 2023.
The 2020 Global Pandemic impact in Kenya saw most casual laborers laid off and affected by the curbs imposed by the government to contain the spread of the virus. The low-skilled workers also faced lower pay even as some jobs resumed. WOAN’s ultimate goal is to serve the most vulnerable youth to transform their lives through our projects and programs with local Kenyan-based organizations.