A strong institution with adequate governance mechanisms is likely to attract partner and other stakeholder support to sustain its operations. FIDA Kenya continuously strengthen its governance system including policies, operating structures and systems as well human resource complement. Further, FIDA-Kenya recognizes the need to strengthen its financial sustainability. Further, FIDA Kenya identified the need to rebrand itself to project a more positive public image.
To ensure the sustainability of the organization, FIDA-Kenya engaged local philanthropists at individual, and organizational levels to help raise funds for the establishment of a Family Mediation Centre.
Two (2) fundraising gala dinners were held in 2018 to bring this dream into reality. In March, graced by Kirinyaga Governor, Hon. Anne Waiguru as the chief guest, FIDA-Kenya was able to raise Kshs, 4.9 Million. While the November dinner, as graced by the presence of the Deputy President of Kenya, H.E. William Ruto as the guest of honor, generated Kshs. 7 Million, inclusive of pledges amounting to Kshs. 5.2 Million.
In 2019, the National Government Affirmative Action Fund, under the leadership of the Nairobi County Woman Representative, Esther Passaris, donated KES. 1Million towards the purchase of a container to be refurbished into office space. The space will serve as a meditation center, offering free mediation services to members of the public.
The importance of nurturing team spirit cannot be understated in any given organization. The same is true for FIDA-Kenya. Through team buildings, debriefing sessions and various staff well-being sessions, the staff are constantly engaged in various forms of team cohesion sessions.
Not only are these sessions rewarding for the staff, they are also beneficial to the organization. Debriefing and team building has the advantage of relieving stress. As a result, this increases staff motivation, productivity, and allows for a more stable workplace and happier working environment.