The project seek to support 300 girls go to school and work to reduce the poverty level in Sinai slums that leads to girls getting into early marriages/early pregnancy since Education is a powerful vehicle for ensuring girls' and women's equal access to knowledge, skills, and participation in opportunities and decision making in the family and in the community. Educating the girls on reproductive health and prevention of HIV/AIDS,S Ti's and formation of peer clubs
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
UNICEF estimates that 50 per cent of women age 12-17 give birth before age in Kenya and It denies their access to opportunities for future and hurts the chances young women should have to improve their lives - their health, educational attainment, employment, irrespective of who receives it, contributes to development. Poverty plays a major role in leading the adolescent girls drop out of school,get pregnant/practice unsafe abortion which might lead to death or major consequences of it.
How will this project solve this problem?
Create safe space for girls and young mothers to meet freely socialize and discuss issues affecting them in their community. We'll provide scholarships, mentoring support, health education and supplies to help prevent illness and school absences, community outreach to help increase community investment in girls' education. Train them on :Reproductive health,Financial literacy and education to prepare them as they move to economic world. Provide small start up capital to 24 young mothers.
Potential Long Term Impact
Girls who receive education can get better-paying jobs, have better access to nutrition and sanitation, are better able to prevent illness and fight abuse, and are more likely to educate their own children. This ripples to her family and community. We will train 24 young mothers and give a start up to ensure they all are independent to allow them to financially support themselves and their dependents. Facillitate Tot trainings,Reproductive health and peer clubs.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.