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Equip rural Kenyan girls to GET UP out of poverty

 
$19,867
$5,133
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Impoverished adolescent girls in rural Kenya face enormous obstacles to completing education needed for self-supporting work. GET UP (Girl Empowerment Team of the Umoja Project) paves a path to success through a comprehensive program focusing on health education, positive relationships, life skills and girls' rights. Community women are trained to serve as mentors, and professional women provide vocational guidance. With effective support, girls learn to GET UP instead of giving up.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Impoverished adolescent girls in rural western Kenya, many of whom have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS and live without strong adult support, face enormous obstacles to completing education needed for self-supporting work and livelihood. Family pressures and responsibilities, sexual exploitation that often leads to pregnancy, and cultural norms which discourage equal opportunities all diminish girls' futures.

How will this project solve this problem?

GET UP equips girls to stay in school and make healthy choices through girls' clubs focusing on health education, positive relationships, life skills, and girls' rights. Local women are trained as mentors to offer guidance and support, and women professionals inspire and provide vocational guidance.

Potential Long Term Impact

Girls' lives are transformed when they are given the skills, information, and support needed to make confident and healthy decisions, and to establish and work towards goals which develop their full potential.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $19,867
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $5,133
Total Funding Goal: $25,000

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Project Leader

Ellen Daniels-Howell

Indianapolis, Indiana United States

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