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Jul 30, 2018

My Story of Hope.

Mentorship Session
Mentorship Session

The dusty road lead us to a house inside Kibera slum, we find Sylvia seated with her Aunt. They Usher us in their the home with warm smile. In the house you can see the sky through the toned iron sheet roof, which makes it difficult for Sylvia to study especially when it rains. This is where Sylvia and her two siblings call home. Sylvia has been an active member of our school mentorship program for two years.

“When I joined Garden of Hope Foundation club in our school, I had just come from up country.” She tells us, My Mum was struggling and so they sent us to come and stay with my Aunt in Kibera”. She continues “Getting basic needs was difficult, as a girl I went through so many challenges and some of my friends suggested that I needed to get married. When Garden of Hope Foundation came to our school, they started supporting me through counselling sessions, paid my schools fees, bought me basic school supplies and they also provided me with monthly supply of menstrual products.

Since 2016 my confidence and grades has increased thanks to frequent attendance in Garden of Hope Foundation clubs. I will be sitting for my last high school exams in November 2018. For a donation of $ 25, you will be able to keep another student like me in school. Join Garden of Hope Foundation on 7th Sept 2018 for a dinner event and listen to more transformation stories of transformation like mine. If you cannot make to come, consider making a tax deductible donation online.” Sylvia

May 10, 2018

Changing the Kibera Narrative.

Faith,The leader of women and girls empowerment.
Faith,The leader of women and girls empowerment.

 

As we prepare to celebrate Mother's Day, we would like to remember millions of women and and girls who are not able to afford their basic needs. Most women and girls especially in poor communties like Kibera slum go through various challenges,, inlcluding but not limited to Early Marriage, all kind of violence, lack of edcuation and lack safe products to use during their menstruation. 

We are changing the narrative, after Faith went through the Leadership Development and entrepreneurship program offered by Garden of Hope Foundation. She started a project that bring hope to  women and girls in living in Poverty from Kibera slum. 

The women empowerment program designed by our alumni has so far supported 20 women and  girls, giving them information on sexual reproductive health, teaching them how to use computers. Due to  many challenges women and girls face and the fact that they do not have a safe space to talk about their challenges. The program also provide them with safe spaces. 

 

As you celebrate this Mother's Day.I would like to invite you to consider partnering with us in gving hope to many women and girls who have been forceflly married. You can donate today on Behalf or in Memory of any female figure in your life. 

Girls are taught computer skills.
Girls are taught computer skills.

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May 7, 2018

We are changing the Face of Kibera slum.

Clean up team doing their work in Kibera slum.
Clean up team doing their work in Kibera slum.

 

Meet the students who are changing the face of Kibera slum.  Your donation is making a difference. 

Faith. 19 years. Women Empowerment Program. 

Out of passion and her past experiences, Faith initiated the idea of women empowerment program. Her passion is that women and girls will access to safe space and technological skills. For the past two months, faith has mentored over 20 girls and supported them in getting computer skills. Her program targets young mothers, girls who are not in school and thoe who have been forcefully married. Her target is to reach 100 girls by June. 

 

Mathias. 20 years, Pop-Up Library. 

Mathias had an experinece with grade 4 kids who do not know how to read and write well. This is why he started the library project. The project has so far taught 30 kids  to read and write. These kids are from the Kibera slum. Mathia's dream is to one day, build a library in every school in Kibera. Most schools in Kibera who do not have enough books. 

 

Joseph. 22 years, Kibera Clean Up. 

One of the challenges Kibera slum face is poor drainage, which majorly contributed by people throwing trash everywhere. What is this problem could be solved and at the same time create employment for jobless youth. This is the idea the Joseph came up with. He has so far cleaned an area of about 5km. 5 youth have benefitted from his ideas in terms of job creation. 

 

These students have been part of Garden of Hope Foundation's leadership development and entrepreneurship programs. The programs aims to equip high graduates or those who have dropped out of school with leadership and entreprenurship skills.  

Library project leader teaching kids.
Library project leader teaching kids.
Youth trained on leadership and entrepreneurship.
Youth trained on leadership and entrepreneurship.
Youth are trained on computer skills.
Youth are trained on computer skills.

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