Introduction

Pwani Christian Community Services (PCCS) is the development arm of A.C.K Dioceses Mombasa and Taita Taveta.  It was formed after sub- division of Diocese Mombasa and Taita Taveta, on 1st July, 1993. The two Dioceses agreed to run their community development program jointly as regionalized by the Anglican Church of Kenya.It was registered as a company limited by guarantee in 2003.

 


 

Vision

Empowered and resilient people within Coast Region living transformed lives.

 


 

Mission

To empower people of Coast Region to raise their standard of living guided by the Biblical principles of Jesus Christ.

 


 

Our Core Values

  • Inspired by the love of Christ to be compassionate to people of all faiths
  • Participatory and holistic community development
  • Gender Equity
  • Stewardship of God’s resources

 


 

Strategic Direction

The Strategic direction of ADS-P is informed largely by the Coast regional poverty indices and socio-economic indicators that qualify our interventions.

The following are socio-Economic indicators of Coast Region

Source: Socio-Economic and political profiles in Kenya.

Socio-economic indicators

 

Percentage

Poverty incidence

Absolute poverty

62%

 

Food poverty

59.7%

Income and employment

Wage employment as % population

5.6%

 

Informal sector employment as % of population

12.3

Education

Enrolment in primary

52.7%

 

Enrolment in secondary schools

14.4%

 

Literacy rate

62.8%

Health

Under 5 mortality

69.8%

 

Number of health facilities

462

Water

Population with access to safe drinking water

59.1%

 

Population with traditional pit latrines

50.1%

 

The Region is ranked second on absolute poverty with 62.1% of the population surviving with less than a dollar per day. It has the highest food poverty for 59.7% compared to national average of 36%.

On education, it has the second lowest primary and secondary school enrolments at 52.7% and 14.4% respectively. This is way below the national averages. This means that a large number of population do not receive formal education. Consequently it has the lowest literacy rate in Kenya of 62.8% of the population.  In terms of health, many children (69.8%) die their first birth day.

These statistics only justify why ADS-P should strive to expand current projects and start new ones to alleviate the suffering of the people. However, the problems are enormous and there is a need for a concerted effort of the government and other development actors.

Pwani ADS positions itself as a catalyst and facilitator of development processes. All the initiatives and efforts are towards reducing poverty levels in the region. The poverty situation is rampant in the coast Region which is ranked second in poverty rating where 62% of the populations live in absolute poverty. Further, it has the highest food poverty which is 59.7% compared with the national average of 36%.

ADS-P enhances the capacities of the community in poverty alleviation and empower them to be able to engage the government in services delivery and other actors to better their lives.

ADS-P adopts an integrated approach to poverty alleviation. Programs implemented are in three main strategic themes:

 

  1. Food Security- Improving food security through increasing food production, environmental care, disaster risk reduction and conflict resolution skills.
  2. Health Resiliency-  To build the capacity of church and community in coast region in the prevention, control and treatment of HIV and AIDS, TB, Malaria, water borne diseases,  integrated care and support through learning and Primary Health Education.
  3. Education-To enhance and support community/church based Non-formal education initiative for youths and adults and build advocacy skills for improved continuing formal education.  .