Hope for Teenage Mothers

Hope for Teenage Mothers seeks to advance a knowledgeable community on the problems faced by the Teenage Mothers and the negative effects of underage pregnancies. We want to empower the teenage mothers socially and economically .We also seek to ensure that the girl child exercise her rights and is protected from teenage motherhood.
Aug 22, 2011

Kenyan Teenage Mothers mid year report

KENYAN TEENAGE MOTHERS MID YEAR REPORT

We have come to the half year and the teenage mothers from Mukuru slums and Dagoretti are all smiles as they make their dreams become a reality.

For the last six months two project areas for teenage mothers have success
stories to share on their achievements.

The teenage mothers of Dagoretti area graduated in May, on entrepreneurship
& micro finance training .The course ran for four months. Congratulations
to all the teenage mothers who worked hard to achieve this skill of independence.
All the young mothers who trained in this skill had small businesses existing. Now
the teenage mothers will grow their small businesses better through applying
the skills learned. The best 10 businesses proposals were awarded with $100 each
as Seed capital to expand their businesses. Thanks to Project Baobab
organization for partnering with us on this project. 

Hairdressing & beauty training is one popular course among the teenage
mothers. The teenage mothers graduated in April after six months course
training with life skills that will help them in future and give them a livelihood
for them and their children. Winfred, who scored the best marks was awarded
with a hairdryer is a proud graduate who aspires to expand her business and use
the skills she has learned. She said, ‘there are many things that I know now
that will help me expand my salon business and I can now get more customers’.

Vocational training class has now diversified their training
to crafts and recently held two exhibitions .One was organized by Elevate
International and the other Ministry of the youth.  Hope for Teenage Mothers (HTM) had various
curio items, beaded belts, sculptures, baskets and beaded works to display. The
teenage mothers managed the stand for the 3 days exhibition in June/July and
they explained to the visitors to their stand about the projects HTM and how
they are transforming their lives.       

Other Project Updates

1. Evelyn Ntheya has joined us in the project to assist in the HIV/AIDS counseling of
the infected and the affected teenage mothers .Welcome Evelyn!

2. The Christian brothers have donated a day care room for the children of the teenage
mothers who are studying Vocational training .We need to equip the room with
proper facilities for the babies as young as 6months to 2 years .We welcome
your donations in kind and money.

3. Teenage mothers are having 2day training on how to make recyclable sanitary towels on 3
and 4th August by Project Mwezi being the trainer. This training
will go along way for our girls and the community within Mukuru  and the country as a whole .Thanks to
Susannah the Project Director of Project Mwezi.

4. Our girls (35) are getting ready for the vocational class government examinations due in
August and December, 2011. 

5. Hope for Teenage Mothers are preparing for a 5 day crafts exhibition in November 23rd
to 27th, 2011 at Sarit centre in Nairobi. We shall be exhibiting the crafts the girls are  making.We shall  soon be posting these on our website and are all Welcome to order on line.Welcome to the exhibition and see our young mothers’ talents.

6. There is an urgent need for food within the country. The teenage mothers and their children
have not been spared the hunger .This has resulted due to high inflation rate,
lack of maize and drought in the country. If you wish to donate food for our
girls we have a drop off point at our office in the city. Just call us or email us
for more details. (Dry grains are recommended).

7. The  last 2 months we had 4 University students volunteers from Australia and Tanzania. University Students doing research are  welcome to volunteer with us .Just inform us  your needs 2 months before hand and we shall organize this for you.

Thank you for your support as always. 

 

 

 


   

 



 





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Jun 13, 2011

Teenage girls are sharing a new success story

Ashaa during graduation for hairdressing 2011
Ashaa during graduation for hairdressing 2011

Dear all our donors and supporters ,

Thank you for your continued support to our project for Empowerment of teenage mothers. The teenage mums are feeling more empowered every day. This is all because of your generous support and kind donations.

 I visited one teenage mum few days back – Ashaa  (not her real name) and she had a story to tell. When I went to her shop she had five customers waiting to be served. She said that now she is able to attract more customers in her salon even if it is based in the slum area. The salon is a small one based in Mukuru slums at the out skirts of the city. Ashaa says that  after her graduation in April she has now doubled her customers coming for facial and hairdressing. She said, ’’My customers have now doubled since they learned that I am now a professional in the business and they trust my work more after I graduated in this course’’.

 Global Giving’s second Bonus Day of the year is coming up! On June 15th, GlobalGiving.org will be matching all donations at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project while funds last. There will be $75,000 available in matching funds. And don't forget - there is a $1,000 bonus for the project that raises the most funds and another $1,000 bonus for the project that has the most unique donors! Please support  our project, Empowerment of Teenage Mothers (3844)  so that we can be part of the projects that will receives the bonus.

 As always let us join hands to give hope to the teenage mothers and their children. Your donation means a lot to us and the teenage mothers.

 Thank you.

Some Hairdressing girls who graduated 2011
Some Hairdressing girls who graduated 2011
Ashaa in her beautiful saloon
Ashaa in her beautiful saloon

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May 25, 2011

THE TEENAGE MOTHERS HAVE DONE IT AGAIN

Beaded bags made by teenage mums
Beaded bags made by teenage mums

Hope for Teenage Mothers (HTM) thanks our donors for the continued support. With your support Hope for Teenage Mothers (HTM) has graduated another group of girls (32) in both entrepreneurship training and hairdressing classes in March and April 2011.

’’I could not have done it without your support. Now I know I can get a good job and my child can get food,’’ said Aisha on graduation day. The previous graduate groups of girls have now embarked on money making business in bead works, cloth printing and bags making. Last month the group held an exhibition competition with other small community groups. The mothers displayed their handmade items, and we saw the teenage mums sell off most of their items and win a second place trophy for the ‘most creative and organized group’. The teenage mothers are becoming more innovative and this has improved their livelihood. This is all because of your generous support and feedback. We wish to encourage you to help us with more ideas so that our teenage mothers can become more empowered and thus be able to support their children. All your feedback is most encouraged. Thank you again for your continued support.

A teen mum graduate with her baby
A teen mum graduate with her baby
some teenage mum graduates in business training
some teenage mum graduates in business training
Beaded bags made by teenage mums
Beaded bags made by teenage mums

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