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Jan 24, 2020

Thank you for your support in 2019!.

I hope your year begun on a high note, just like we did. We received this news from GlobalGiving and I was excited to share it with you since you made this happen.

 

In 2019, you helped us Raised $2,683 on GlobalGiving to fund our vital work, $353 of which was raised by the GlobalGiving team through bonus prizes, matching money, corporate partnerships, gift card redemptions, and/or our marketing efforts! GlobalGiving has driven more funds to Green-Kenya than charged in fees, making our effective fee 0%!. We activated you to support our work on GlobalGiving.

You help to raise an average of $75 from each donation this year. With your help, we raised $2,250 in recurring donations from 2 monthly merge15. Exchanged knowledge and built connections with peers around the world by participating in the Peer Learning Network.

 In celebration of our joint hard work, GlobalGiving created these badges for us to post on your organization’s website, social media and email signature. Just to let the hard work sink in.

Using these selected badges, we can share with you and the world that Green-Kenya has been vetted by GlobalGiving, was actively engaged in the community and was a top-ranked organization in 2019! We hope that publicly sharing our badge will help us continue to gain the recognition that we deserve as a trusted partner and change-maker in the world.

We also received the GlobalGiving Staff Favorite badge, because Green-Kenya was selected by someone from GlobalGiving as their favorite! This is indicated on Green-Kenya project pages and it will show up under the GlobalGiving Staff Favorite search feature.

And because a member of Green-Kenya filled out all three Listen, Act, and Learn steps of at least one Effectiveness Cycle in GG Rewards, we’ve earned the Effective badge. Thank you for your support in 2019, you are part of these success and we look forward to tag along in 2020!

With Passion and Dedication.

Mulo!!

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Dec 2, 2019

The evolution of Community Impact Program

We are conducting some of the last programs before the holiday kicks in and I thought it is important to retrospect some of the highlights that has happened so far.

Green-Kenya began its 2019 program on 5th February with Community Impact Programs (CIP) in Mukuru community schools and shauri moyo respectively. There were 4 community schools participating in CIP.

Out of the Community Impact program, Green-Kenya has been able to come up with 7 other programs that use football as a tool to address different social issues in the communit.  These programs are Kick and conserve concept, Youth league, Football academy, Corporate and Community team building, Sports for social Impact Consultancy, Wasichana Juu and Leadership and Development.

Out of the 8 programs, there are 6 created exclusively for the youth and 2 that focus on both adults and youth.

Over the course of 11 months, each program has reached a significant number of both youths and adults in different communities in Nairobi, Mogotio, Mbita and  Kisumu ( all in Kenya ) as well as Lilongwe in Malawi.

We have been able to reach: 324 Adults (Teachers and Coaches), 2,468 Girls and 2,465 Boys

Safeguarding the rights of all children taking part in our programs is very important for the Green - Kenya community. As such, Green - Kenya has made an effort to work with various groups and partners that take part in our programs to educate them and create awareness on the importance of protecting children’s rights. Such groups include: physical education teachers, local coaches who aspire to become sports for social impact coaches and young mothers who are now sports mentors working with adolescent girls in Nairobi’s informal settlements

A follow up on Solomon...

Out of the 2465 boys we have managed to reach and impact, is one of my good friends who, for the sake of protecting his identity, I refer to as Solomon. Solomon is a resident of Mukuru community. He came to the field when we were doing the last sessions before the schools closed for the long holidays. We had a short conversation and it is then that I realized that his younger sister had joined school but Solomon wasn’t as lucky.

We have been unsuccessful in trying to reach out to his mother to find out the cause of this unfortunate situation but, in the meanwhile ,we as Green - Kenya community agreed to  try everything possible in our capacity to see to it  that Solomon goes back to school next year and enjoy his right for education.

Oct 30, 2019

Nanjala, a beacon of hope!!!

We have had a wonderful time having sessions with the adolescent girls on and off the schools, we have had an opportunity to be joined by two amazing young ladies, Neola and Sophie, both of them have the passion to mentor the girls in their communities and they have chosen Girls Up as their entry point to make a difference.

This is the shortest term in the school calendar, about 7 weeks before the schools are closed, with a lot of activities , this meant less time with the girls, this is because of demanding school work that took some of the weekend time.We have have 33 sessions that touched on sexual relationships, including pregnancy, STD’s and HIV/Aids, menstrual cycle and how can one keep themselves clean during the days.

There are engagements with young professional female lawyers who wants  to have a one on one mentorship with the teenage girls. As a result, the female professionals will be coming to talk to the girls about choosing career, and what it takes to be who you want in life, among other topics

One of the highlights of this term is that, one of the girls who used to attend Wasichana Juu sessions in Mukuru has finally agreed to go back to school, Nanjala who is not her real name decided to go back and rewind a class so that she can do her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in 2020. Nanjala who is 15 years, was supposed to do KCPE this year but she was not able to because she was not registered as a candidate. She had given up with school due to peer pressure from other adolescent girls

After having lengthy talk with teacher Damaris, who is one of their mentors, she finally agreed to go to Class 7 this year so that she can prepare well for the final exam come October 2020.

Nanjala has become a beacon of hope to her community coaches and we hope that she will motivate her peers to work hard in school and decide their destiny.

 
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