Feb 27, 2020

Ongoing care is needed

Young Kenyan Girls
Young Kenyan Girls
We are so grateful for all of the donations that have funded this project. Although we were able to help some girls through this, young girls in Kenya continue to be the major targets of preying men. You can continue to support child victims get justice by following and donating to our other project, https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empower-kenyan-girls-with-education/ 
This is why we need your help:
One of our girls was recently impregnated, but she was able to continue school until she sat for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in November 2019. Despite all the stigmatization and ridicule she faced at school, she managed to score 299 marks out of the possible 500 marks. However, attaining a score of 300 minimum is required in order for a child to be sponsored for secondary school. She has opted to repeat class eight in 2020 to improve her marks, as she wants to attain her goal of becoming a lawyer. This is especially diffcult because she's in such a harsh climate with intense stigma towards young girls for being pregant, even when it is because of an abusive situation. Addiitonally, she will soon have a baby to raise but close to 0 resources to help her. We are really proud of her for wanting to repeat her latest class. We know it's because of the incredible support we get from donors like you that we are able to provide support to our girls who unfortunately go through these traumatic experiences. Our girls are gaining more power within their communities. They are starting to win court cases against their abusers because of the funding we are getting to help the girls continue to succeed. We cannot thank you enough for your support, it is truly changing the world. Asante.

 

Feb 25, 2020

A combo of trauma and ambition

Courageous Girls
Courageous Girls

Young girls in Kenya are major targets of preying men. One of our girls was recently impregnated, but she was able to continue school until she sat for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in November 2019. Despite all the stigmatization and ridicule she faced at school, she managed to score 299 marks out of the possible 500 marks. However, attaining a score of 300 minimum is required in order for a child to be sponsored for secondary school. She has opted to repeat class eight in 2020 to improve her marks, as she wants to attain her goal of becoming a lawyer. This is especially diffcult because she's in such a harsh climate with intense stigma towards young girls for being pregant, even when it is because of an abusive situation. We are really proud of her for wanting to repeat her latest class. We know it's because of the incredible support we get from donors like you that we are able to provide support to our girls who unfortunately go through these traumatic experiences. Our girls are gaining more power within their communities. They are starting to win court cases against their abusers because of the funding we are getting to help the girls continue to succeed. We cannot thank you enough for your support, it is truly changing the world. Asante.

Feb 3, 2020

Deliveries continue!

All 301 households received at least 3 distributions of food baskets in 2019. The bulk food included maize, beans, rice, cooking oil, and sometimes a bit of fresh vegetables from the Center's garden. These food baskets ensured the households would have well rounded nutritious meals at home. Generally, there are 1-2 Makindu Children's Program sponsored kids in a household. There are also usually at least two other children in the home, either a sibling, cousin, or other orphaned child needing shelter.  We estimate, then, that over 1,200 children and the 301 guardians of the households benefitted from the food baskets. 

One child, in particular, has greatly benefitted from the home delivery food baskets. He was identified recently as possibly malnourished, and subsequent screenings confirmed severe malnutrition. He lives too far from the Center to come for daily meals, and his guardian does not have a reliable source of income to provide food at home. So Makindu Center staff designed a food and nutrition plan for this boy complete with delivered food baskets. Today, thanks to the intervention and the regular supply of bulk food, we are happy to report the boy is now nourished and doing well. Further, because of his adequate nutrition, teachers report he is performing much better in school.

Thank you for helping these hungry children!

 
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