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With a Different Mind



 `With a different mind' is an informal but structured network of Community Based Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Donor Agencies, Academic institutions and Religious institutions working with/for vulnerable people in Kenya. The network's mission is to make known to the world the life changing experiences in encountering the different vulnerable groups of people in society.


The foundation of the network was informed by a conviction that the encounter with vulnerable members of the society brings about a positive transformation in the lives of people involved.

The network aims at scaling up its activities from one on one sharing of experiences to a structured entity that could from time to time provide wider forums of exchange.

The rich experiences of each organization, informs the emergence of a unique and practical approach that gives dignity to vulnerability. The network therefore seeks to demonstrate a shift in perception hence the name; With a different Mind.

The network addresses different social issues and has settled on disability for the year 2014 hence the theme; "Persons with disabilities, a gift to humanity


The network envisions; a society where its vulnerable members are not seen as a problem but as a resource that unravels the enormous community potential to participate and benefit from the encounter bringing about integral human development for all.


The mission of the network; is to provide a platform where organizations can share their experiences of working with vulnerable groups of people with special emphasis on unique approaches and life changing encounters.


The network will stimulate a debate, identify new approaches while promoting replication and scaling up of already demonstrated successful interventions

Enhance partnerships and synergies among stakeholders in the field of development

A platform on which implementing organizations through their experience informs academia

A platform on which the academia supports implementing organizations with professional insights

Network members:

CISP, APDK, Bethany Kids, L' Arche Kenya, Kenyatta University, Star Disability Training Center, St. Martin CSA, World Friends, SEP, The Action Foundation, FAI, Fondazione Fontana and Liliane Foundation.


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