SAFE SPACES ORGANIZATION AFRICA

Providing a safe space for young girls and young women to envision and pursue the future they want for themselves and their communities through life-skills and reproductive health training and awareness, Arts and Sports, professional development and scholarship program me.
Feb 19, 2014

Its Not My fault

girls forum on HIV/Aids Awareness
girls forum on HIV/Aids Awareness

"Iam a woman and as a woman I am vulnerable to acts of violence because i live in a violent and misogynist world and i am percieved as vulnerable. I am often  physically smaller and i am not taught at home  emotional,sexual, and physicall skills to prevent or deal with any acts of violence or unfairness in this world.As a woman I may find it difficult to defend myself because i have been conditioned not to trust myself,that im not capable of taking couragious action by myself and i need to be look for someone to protect me.I have been taught that i am not physically strong or capable of fighting back on men grievances and any attempt to do so will be laughed at and bring more ridicule to me.I have been taught that im not valuable except bringing dowry and therefore i am not worth fighting for and if something bad happens to me it is because i invited it,asked for it,was too stupid to prevent it,should have expected it and overall deserved it.I need education,i need mentors,i need more women coming together to build my inner power so that i can fight back"

As the new year starts,support safe spaces girls to build the power to fight this war.Its everywhere not only in our place.

33 girls need support with school fees,school materials and school transport to complete their High school education and continue pursuing their dreams.They can only start fighting back if they have the right skills.If me and you join hand together to change their lives.Be part of the change you want to see in the world.

LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Happy new year

women forum on extremism
women forum on extremism
Nov 19, 2013

Your Gift For Us

learning is fun
learning is fun

Education is key to life yet alot of girls in the third world countries never live to see this dream come true due to cultural norms that demean the girl child and other factors like pverty that confine a girl to a never ending misery without education.

Your support has enabled safe spaces provide this life changing opportunity to the girl child in our community.Since 2011 more than 100 girls have been able to complete their High school,3 girls have joined University,3 girls have been employed by cooporates through basketball combined with computer literacy skills.15 girls have gotten basketball scholarships to pursue further education and together with you,more girls will live to see their education dreams come true.More Fathers are willing to take their girls to school as opposed to selling them for cows as through sensitization, they have realized that investing in girls education,is investing for development.This would not have happened if it was not for your support.

As 2013 comes to a near end,we hope this is not the end of our friendship,We long to see you again,we long to continue working together for this noble course,we hope that you wont get tired of listening to our requests for your help and we promise to make the best of your donation to make others  live their dreams,change their lives and their lives become more meaningful and worthy of living.Thank you so much and we love you.

Have a blessed christmas and an abundant new year!

i want to know
i want to know
Girls listening to the facilitator
Girls listening to the facilitator
Aug 21, 2013

Opportunities That Saved My Life

girls in league matches
girls in league matches

"My dad abandoned us in the rural areas 7girls and 1 boy.My mum was a housewife.She was married at 14 years.We stayed almost 2years without hearing from him.We all dropped out of school and life was unbearable.My mum resulted working as house help to find food for us.My dream was to become a teacher.Now that the breadwinner had disappeared my dream became shattered.I decided to Travel to Nairobi to look for my dad.Luckily i found him but with another wife.I pleaded with him to take me back to school but my step mum was so difficult.I was treated like the house help for 6 months as i waited for a chance to go back to school.It never happened,i became desperate and eventually lost hope with life.My plan was to commit suicide. I went to church to say my last prayers and noticed some girls playing basketball in the church court.I was a footballer.This caught my attention and i waited till they finished training.I approached one of them,a voice in me told me to share my problems and that's how i got saved.I joined safe spaces and was taken to school,i repeated because i had wasted almost an year.I was also rescued and taken to a safe house.My dream rekindled.I was trained as a peer educator,basketball coach and mentor to the other girls.One year later,i got a basketball scholarship to a boarding school.From the leadership skills i had learnt in safe spaces,i rose to position of Head girl in 3 months. Now im a high school graduate and joining University in early 2014.I really want to become a professional teacher and im just in the right track.I sincerely thank the people who have made this possible,People who support Safe Spaces,God bless you,I don't know if i would have lived to see this day,but you and me made it happen."

Dorcas 18yrs.

We need each other in this life,together we can walk far.Thank you for your support,you make the impossible become possible.

lifeskill session
lifeskill session
happy to receive sanitary pads
happy to receive sanitary pads

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