Orphans, older vulnerable women and people living with disabilities are groups most likely to be left behind as the government implements the sustainable development goals unless it finds ways to address salient problems they face, a grassroot forum organized by the SDGs Kenya Forum, HelpAge International and the Catholic Dioceses of Machakos held in Kangundo, Machakos County on Wednesday disclosed.
Participants at the Forum noted that although the government strives to provide bursaries and cash grants to needy orphaned children, older persons and the persons living with disabilities, the systems used to meet their needs has many assumptions and loopholes that victimizes or leave out needy cases.
According to Florence Syevuo the National Coordinator SDGs Kenya Forum, sustainable and people-owned and led development is key to ending poverty in all its forms in the 47 counties in Kenya.
Speaking at the Forum, Syevuo noted that “The Leave No one Behind” dialogues offer collection and implementation of grassroots-felt needs.
The Forum urged all levels of government to be inclusive in the planning and implementation of the sustainable development goals, particularly on those goals that touch on ending poverty in all its forms, access to water, access to health for all, sustainable education and food security.
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