Jumuiya Women Group (JWG), is dedicated to enriching the lives of poor girls by creating opportunities for success in life, through our Girl Child Program that is dedicated to educating, empowering and employing girls living in extreme poverty in Eldoret town, Kenya, with the aim of helping them to realize their potential and become agents of social change. JWG's community investments are made across two impact areas: mentoring girls and providing post secondary school education
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Adolescence is a critical time in life for all, but for girls it will chart the course for the rest of her life. Most of them hail from families hit by poverty who lack basic necessities to support themselves. With limited resources, a family would rather invest in boys education which leaves girls more disadvantaged. This has left communities with no female role models for girls to imitate. In the process, some become pregnant early, drop out of school, while others are married to older persons
How will this project solve this problem?
JWG has created an education program that provides post secondary education as well as teaching young girls leadership qualities and marketable skills - setting them off on the right path to become active leaders for social change in their communities
Potential Long Term Impact
Investing in the education, health and empowerment of a girl today means that she will have the tools to make smart choices that will better the lives of her children in the future. This program will get 100 girls from adolescence to adulthood safely.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.