Because Only Together We Can
Build a World Where All Girls and Women Are Safe, Strong & Valued
Who We Are
Il’laramatak is a Maasai word meaning “care-giver.” The Maasai are the “care-givers” of the grazing land throughout Kenya. ICC is the care-giver of the pastoralist community’s concerns regarding human rights, education and land.
ICC believes and recognizes that pastoralist communities in the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya have much to offer to the country, and ICC would like to look at these groups differently, recognizing their strengths and the resources they have, and understanding what makes them distinct. By doing so, ICC hopes to reduce injustices meted against them, support their contribution to national development, and that they are treated and benefit accordingly in the spirit and commitment of the Kenyan Constitution 2010.
What We Do
— • Putting recourses in the hands of pastoralist women
ICC empowers women as central pillars that hold and support families by putting resources in their hands. It does this through formation and registration of self-help groups, training, and linkage to financial institutions as well as establishment of small businesses
— • Protecting and keeping pastoralist children in school
ICC contributes to increase in enrolment, retention and transition from primary to college among pastoralists’ children and especially girls. It does these through role-modeling and goal-setting, annual youth camps and role models school visits children are inspired to dream beyond the household jobs they’ve seen for women in their village. They understand that education is the ticket to a better future and that future is in their hands
— • Pastoralists adaptation to extreme whether
In the advent of growing concerns on climate change effects, ICC works to support modern and traditional practices of climate change adaptation that enhance resilience to drought and other shocks
— • Pastoralists engagement in leadership and governance
ICC inspires and trains pastoralist to realize their basic rights as granted by the Kenyan constitution and equip them with knowledge and skills for claiming these rights through civic education. ICC ensures women are included and are at the center of participation in elective political leadership
— • Sustainability option
We work to ensure a stable sustainability of all the ICC programs across transitions of time, age and policy so as to ensure the organization to realizes her long term vision
— We Consult
Here at ICC we constantly broaden our reach with regard to input of our stakeholders, partners and other like minded individuals. We believe in a community based effort to achieving our missions and greater vision.
Jane (not her real name) Was to be married of at the age of 12 to a man three times her age and already married to four women
Through our search and rescue programme, we were able to track down Jane, Take her through counselling and enroll her to school. She is now over 25 years old, currently doing her masters degree at Nairobi University.
Dorothy (not her real name) was almost undergoing an illegal cut that would have caused adverse physical and emotional scars.
In a dark room, tied down with ropes, everything was set to administer the cut. A last minute word from an informer helped us get there at the nick of time. Dorothy is now one of our frontline activists against the retrogressive cut.