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Kamukunji Para-legal Network (KAPLEN)

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined June 2012
Presence in: Kenya

Kamukunji Para-legal Network(kAPLEN) was founded in 2004 with the sole aim of providing basic legal aid to the larger population who cannot and/or afford legal representation.
KAPLEN members are trained in areas of Law and Legal procedures,Community Development,Para-legal worker in the community,Communication Theory and Skills,Dramatic Communication and Social Science Research by the Centre for Legal Aid Network (CLEAN).
KAPLEN has different major programs namely;
*Legal Aid and Education
*Health and Environment
*Leadership and Governance
*Youth,Children and Gender
The objectives of the Network is to:-
*Lobby and Advocate for law reforms
*Promote good governance and leadership skills
*To assist dispute resolution
*To enhance networks and collaborations with like-minded organizations.
*To lobby and advocate against all forms of human rights violations.

People Associated With This Organization

Erick Owuor

Kamukunji Para-legal Network (KAPLEN) (Unverified)
Joined May 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Community Paralegals, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, LGBTQI+ Rights
Mr Owuor is the Executive coordinator for Kamukunji Paralegal Trust (KAPLET). He was born and raised in Nairobi's informal people's settlement where he is living and doing his human rights advocacy work. He joined the struggle for human rights in 2004 after attaining a training on community paralegal worker. Since then, he has been able to train and recruit over 100 people in human rights activism. He has been able to form a People's Health Movement in Kenya. Mr Owuor is a father to 2 girls and 2 sons. I look forward to learn about human rights advocacy and to network as well as to share my experiences with other like minded organizations in this network.
Robert Odhialo is the network champion (main point of contact) for Kamukunji Para-legal Network (KAPLEN).

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