Overall Well-being of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in ElgeyoMarakwet County, Kenya

Jepkemboi, Pauline Jolly, Jerry Aldridge
2015 Zenodo  
The purpose of this research study was to examine the overall well-being of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya. Ten domains of OVC well-being were examined in the study: Food and Nutrition, Economics, Family, Education, Protection, Health, Shelter, Mental Health, Spiritual and Community care. The study sample comprised of 215 orphaned and vulnerable children. Data was collected using the OVC Well-being tool. Means and Standard deviations, T-tests of the ten
more » ... T-tests of the ten domains were computed using SPSS software. The evaluation of the overall children's well-being yielded the following scores: Desirable (67.9%), Average (19.5 %), Below Average (11.2 %) and Undesirable (1.4 %). Spirituality, Shelter, Mental Health and Protection domains ranked at the top while Economic, Food and Nutrition, Community Care, and Family domains ranked the lowest. Overall this findings show favorable developmental outcomes for OVC. Children's well-being was enhanced because their basic needs were met in the shortterm. The developmental outcomes of OVC will be more boosted by long-term and sustainable efforts.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3529921 fatcat:6n5xvbcuxjdcveknxk3ulolfxq