Jul 12, 2021

5 businesses launched during the pandemic.

Over 1 million jobs were lost in Kenya during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. 60% of the jobs lost affected youth between the ages of 18-35 years. Youth living in informal settlement like Kibera slum and mostly depend on casual and domestic jobs found  themeselves in a very difficult place. Some of them turned to drugs, crime and violence to meet their needs and those of their families. Some were affected mentally. 

We launched a project to support youth who have been affected by the pandemic to get access to employment  by either launching their businesses, reving affected businesses or securing sustainble employment. The project targeted youth who have gone into crime, victims of gender based violence and those who had gone into drug abuse. 

Since December 2020, we have trained 50 youth. 23 of these youth have so far secured sustainable employment, 22 have decided to advance their education and 5 have launched their own businesses. The businsses currently impact the lives of over 100 people and they are generating enough money to provide for the needs of the youth.  All 50 youth have continue to receive counselling in order for them to deal with the mental health challenges. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Jul 7, 2021

I have graduated. Thank you.

 

Felix is the first born in a family of 5. His mum is the only bread winner since the father passed two years ago. As the first born, he is sometimes tasked with the responsibility of providing for his family. This has affected his academic performance becuase he would miss school often. Additionally, becuase he lacked school fees he would often be sent home. In 2019, Felix was shortlisted for the scholarship program, by this time, he had stayed home for over 6 months without attending school.

Joining the scholarship program helped him stay in school for the better part of 2019. However, in 2020, the pandemic affected his studies. This was also during a critical time in the academic years, over 1,000,000 students were expected to sit for their final high school exam. With the help of commited supporters like you, we opened our center in Kibera to over 30 students during the pandemic inorder for them to able to catch up with their studies and ensure that we address mental health challenges during the pandemic.

Through the help of proffesional teachers and mentors, the students successfully went through the 7 months program and Felix was one of them. When the results were announced in March 2021, Felix came on top of his class with min grade of B+. This grade is enough to take him straight to university. Felix is part of 20 other students who are part of our scholarship program. Thank you for supporting Felix to achieve his dream

Jun 16, 2021

Thank you for helping me graduate.

 

Felix is the first born in a family of 5. His mum is the only bread winner since the father passed  two years ago. As the first born, he is sometimes tasked with the responsibility of providing for his family. This has affected his academic performance becuase he would miss school often. Additionally, becuase he lacked school fees he would often be sent home. 

In 2019, Felix was shortlisted for the scholarship program, by this time, he had stayed home for over 6 months without attending school. Joining the scholarship program helped him stay in school for the better part of 2019. However, in 2020, the pandemic affected his studies. This was also during a critical time in the academic years, over 1,000,000 students were expected to sit for their final high school exam. 

With the help of commited supporters like you, we opened our center in Kibera to over 30 students during the pandemic inorder for them to able to catch up with their studies and ensure that we address mental health challenges during the pandemic. Through the help of proffesional teachers and mentors, the students successfully went through the 7 months program and Felix was one of them. 

When the results were announced in March 2021, Felix came on top of his class with min grade of B+. This grade is enough to take him straight to university. 

Felix is part of 20 other students who are part of our scholarship program.

Thank you for supporting Felix to achieve his dream. 

 
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