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Who We Are
Partnering to build a world where all girls and women are given equal rights.
Il’laramatak Community Concerns (ICC), is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), founded in September 2011, to address human rights and development concerns of indigenous pastoralists, who are part of the minority communities in Kenya, with special focus on women and girls.
ICC SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
- To expose women to possible and diverse sources of livelihoods while protecting their rights to ownership of natural resources
- To transform the lives of pastoralist children through education while preserving positive cultural aspects
- To support traditional knowledge and practices that enhance pastoralists resilience to extreme whether effects
- To support pastoralist communities and their county governments to realize full benefits of devolution
- To enhance the sustainability of the organization to realize its long term vision
ICC strategy to support livelihoods includes;
- Pilot drip irrigation farms for pastoralist women in Inkinye village in Kajiado and Lekiji in Laikipia North. These are five to ten acres of land each set aside for food production and income generation for the communities.
- Bead work branding which makes use of perfected traditional skills to make unique products that attract a diverse local and international markets
- Livestock fattening and selling during the drought seasons for profit making
- Introduction of dairy goats in the pilot farms
ICC advocates for change of attitude towards women in leadership and education. We facilitates the formation of Girls Transformation Clubs in schools to foster self-esteem, ambition and networking to form a generation of young women leaders who understand and fight for their rights.
— Our Mission
ICC’s mission is to support pastoralist communities, particularly women and girls in Kenya, empowering them to transform their lives through improved education, justice empowerment and socio-economic development. ICC maintains this mission by providing information, opportunities and mentorship for them to transcend socio-cultural barriers to progress in their communities.
— Our Vision
Il’laramatak Community Concerns envisions a society where pastoralist communities live free from any form of discrimination, interact and integrate with other communities with respect while appreciating their unique contribution to development at all levels; locally, nationally and Internationally.
— Our Story
ICC believes and recognizes that pastoralist communities in the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya have much to offer to the country, and 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, it is our hope to reduce injustices meted against them and support their contribution to national development.