Keep At-Risk Girls Out of Gangs in Los Angeles

 
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Teenegers

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Trans-nzoia, Kenya
Map of TEENEGERS We should learn from other peoples mistakes since we cannot commit them all ourselves .Avoid experimenting is my appeal.Teenagers should not succumb to pressure from their peers, convincing sugar mummies and Daddies, or practicing what they see in the movies.It is unfortunate that the youth are at the risk of engaging in activities that can ruin their hopes for a brighter future.On this list is sex, where one is in danger of getting pregnant , contracting STIs expulsion from school for misconduct and drug addiction.I would like to give teenegers a host of ideas that can be of help. Read more.
Related to project keywords: commit, risk, youth, give, learn

Hope Determination And Self Esteem Are A Source Of Success

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of HOPE DETERMINATION AND SELF ESTEEM ARE A SOURCE OF SUCCESS My name is Josephine Imesi aged 19 a partial orphan and a committed girl.It goes beyond expression to explain the insurmountable mountain i had to climb in life.It is obviously hard one.In 2003 after my father's death i was stricken with an eye problem that almost led to blindness and that was the inevitable destination to CHES(Canadian harambee education society)net stepped in handy to help me get treated.They too stepped to assist me get fees to finish my secondary education.The combination of hope determination and self esteem has translated into passion driving force that makes me admire tho become the best i can.My success is the only hope our home might have as then i could in turn assist my mother and my siblings and the community at large. Read more.
Related to project keywords: committed, girl, home, success, self esteem

Briving New Biycles

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Masaka, Uganda
Map of BRIVING NEW BIYCLES Our neighbours are driving new biycles they are helped by caritus maddo.Caritus Maddo has eventually become a popularly known organisation in developing people.It ahs been able achieve its goals through teaching people new methods of farming which lead to high yields anabling people get food and also sell off the surplus.Caritua Maddo provides see seeds, to poeople and encourages forming small groups for cash rounding enabling one chanced member get the collected money each week.Every weak a new member takes this chance so we thank Caritus Maddo. Read more.
Related to project keywords: achieve goals, new, thank, sell, encourages

Empowering The Youyh Spiritually And Morally

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kampala, Uganda
Map of EMPOWERING THE YOUYH SPIRITUALLY AND MORALLY Stromme Foundation is an organisation fro Norway that came to 8 years ago. Their mission is to transform the youth to a well organised and bright future though the word of God. You don't have to be a born again, all christians and other religions ae welcomed in this organisation situated on Bukakata Rd as you branch from Nyando trading trading centre, Masaka. Stromme Foundation has created a bright picture for the youth where by they have set up jobs for them to keep them around and earn a living in the society.They have also taught them how to start and make their own buinesses if need be. Their goal is to empower the youth through Christ to develop spiritually and morally in the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: goal, youth, keep, start, set

Money

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of MONEY Money is something that everyone needs and is always looking for ways to get however,money without wisdom is a complete waste There was one person in my community by the name Osinya who had just found a good job that was very well paying.This man did everything to make sure that the family lived happily after all the struggles and hustles they had gone through in life. Osinya made sure that his family lived in comfort by taking them to big house with electricity and water.He made sure his children went to nice school and ate the best of the meals he could afford.His wife being concerned about the future,asked him if he was saving a portion of his salary or investing in some business something that Osinya disagreed with claiming that he still had time t work and would start saving in the future.His wife tried to convince him to start saving as early as that time but Osinya reiterated back angrily claiming that his wife was not happy with what he was doing.and so the wife kept quite and Osinya came to understand the importance of his wifes ideas when five years later he was retrenched yet he had not saved or invested his money.It was very difficult for him and the family. Read more.
Related to project keywords: claiming, asked, start, gone, importance

Money

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of money money is something that every one needs and is always looking for ways to get however money without wisdom is a complete waste. there was one person in my community by the name osinya who had just found a good job that was very well paying. this man did everything to make sure that the family lived happily after all the struggles and hustles they had gone through in life. osinya made sure that his family lived in comfort by taking them to a big house with electricity and water.he made sure that his children went to a good school and ate the best meals he could afford.his wife his wife being concerned with the future asked him if he was saving a portion of his salary or investing in some business something that osinya disagreed with claiming that he still had to work and would start saving in the future osinya came to understand the importance of his wifes ideas when five years later he was retrenched yet he had not saved or invested his money.it was difficult for him and his family. Read more.
Related to project keywords: claiming, asked, start, gone, importance

Financial Literacy

16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of financial literacy Financial literacy is so vital in any individuals life.This is not a subject you will walk to class or any school whether public or private and expect to be taught most of us have been left bankrupt because of financial illiteracy why is it that some rich people dont understand what investment is? At some point in life we think we are rich or someone is rich then when they are dead its when we realize that this person had no investment and so she dies a poor person. Equety bank is on the ground and has trained its member to walk into the slums of Mathare and teach people on financial literacy. Member of the community are given topics on how to do proper targeting so that they can plan on the income that they have,how to balance their income and expenses so that they cannot overspend,they are taught on how to make money work for them and not them working for money.I this classes, we are encouraged that for one to be wealthy you dont have to have come from a rich family.What you only need is a good business idea,work on it, find the best market and everything is set, equity also encourages as to have the spirit of saving. Members also benefit from them. This knoledge to slum was a good idea because most slum members assume they have to work extra hard to be rich. Read more.
Related to project keywords: realize, members, teach, set, encourages

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Organization

Project Leader

Tekeilla Peterson

Executive Director
El Segundo, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Keep At-Risk Girls Out of Gangs in Los Angeles