Mar 11, 2019

2019 New Homabay Cohorts - We Need Your Support

This year 2019 we have three new cohorts in homabay who are going to graduate in August 2019, kindly read their stories and support us to change their lives this year

LILLIAN AWOUR ATIENO

 

Age:  17 years

County: Homabay

Residence: Oyugis town

Personal goal

To work hard and become independent and take care of her two-year child and in future help her parent support her siblings.

Her Story

Lillian comes from a vulnerable family and she dropped out of school in class 8 due to lack of school fees and got pregnant at the age of 15 years. She has a two-year daughter and lives with her aunt whom she helps out in house chores. She is born in a family of eight kids and she is the third born in her family. She had to seek refuge somewhere else after her father discovered she was pregnant and constantly faced emotional abuse and one day she was hit with a machete by her father and flee to safety at her aunt’s place the scar always reminds her of her experience and struggles. Until today she has never gone back home but hopping one she will be able to forgive her father.

Hobbies: sports, watching movies and singing

 

MARY ACHIENG OTIENO

Age: 16 years

County: Homabay

Residence: Oyugis town

Personal Goal

One day to own her own salon and beauty parlor, since she is passionate about hairdressing and beauty and be able to become a responsible mother to her daughter.

Her story

Mary come from a vulnerable home and she is the first born in a family of 6 and she dropped out of school immediately she found out she was pregnant in class eight. Her parents were so disappointed in her and decided to not to take her back to school even after she gave birth to her daughter who in now one and a half years old. The parents told her she was a disgrace to the family and she has lost the only opportunity to go to school by getting pregnant at such a young age. Her life has been miserable; she has been moving from one relative to another being promised to be taken back to school as she helps with house chores but all has been in vain. She has gone through a lot of abuse and challenges of life as a result of being a teen mother in the process of fending for his child.

Hobbies: Reading magazines, watching movies and sports especially football

 

 

ame: Emmaculate   Awour  Ochieng

Age:  18 years

County: Homabay

Area of Residence: Oyugis town

Personal Mission:

 To be successful in everything she does and become a great person in future.

Her Story:

Emmaculate was born in a family of 5.She lost her father when she was very young and she has

known her mother as the only bread winner all her life. Her mum leaves in the village and is a

part time house help which cannot be enough to cater for their needs as a family. Currently she is

8 month pregnant and working as a house help to raise money for her coming baby while leaving

with a relative.

This initiative has come as a blessing being that she loves hair dressing it will help her enhance

her skills and become better and earn a living to support her child when he is bo

ame: Emmaculate   Awour  Ochieng

Age:  18 years

County: Homabay

Area of Residence: Oyugis town

Personal Mission:

 To be successful in everything she does and become a great person in future.

Her Story:

Emmaculate was born in a family of 5.She lost her father when she was very young and she has

known her mother as the only bread winner all her life. Her mum leaves in the village and is a

part time house help which cannot be enough to cater for their needs as a family. Currently she is

8 month pregnant and working as a house help to raise money for her coming baby while leaving

with a relative.

This initiative has come as a blessing being that she loves hair dressing it will help her enhance

her skills and become better and earn a living to support her child when he is bo

Personal Mission:

 To be successful in everything she does and become a great person in future.

Her Story:

Emmaculate was born in a family of 5.She lost her father when she was very young and she has

known her mother as the only bread winner all her life. Her mum leaves in the village and is a

part time house help which cannot be enough to cater for their needs as a family. Currently she is

8 month pregnant and working as a house help to raise money for her coming baby while leaving

with a relative.

This initiative has come as a blessing being that she loves hair dressing it will help her enhance

her skills and become better and earn a living to support her child when he is born.

 

Hobbies:

 Listening to music, hair dressing and watching African movies

 

Area of Residence: Oyugis town

Personal Mission:

 To be successful in everything she does and become a great person in future.

Her Story:

Emmaculate was born in a family of 5.She lost her father when she was very young and she has

known her mother as the only bread winner all her life. Her mum leaves in the village and is a

part time house help which cannot be enough to cater for their needs as a family. Currently she is

8 month pregnant and working as a house help to raise money for her coming baby while leaving

with a relative.

This initiative has come as a blessing being that she loves hair dressing it will help her enhance

her skills and become better and earn a living to support her child when he is born.

 

Hobbies:

 Listening to music, hair dressing and watching African movie

Area of Residence: Oyugis town

Personal Mission:

 To be successful in everything she does and become a great person in future.

Her Story:

Emmaculate was born in a family of 5.She lost her father when she was very young and she has

known her mother as the only bread winner all her life. Her mum leaves in the village and is a

part time house help which cannot be enough to cater for their needs as a family. Currently she is

8 month pregnant and working as a house help to raise money for her coming baby while leaving

with a relative.

This initiative has come as a blessing being that she loves hair dressing it will help her enhance

her skills and become better and earn a living to support her child when he is born.

 

Hobbies:

 Listening to music, hair dressing and watching African moviNan

Personal Mission:

 To be successful in everything she does and become a great person in future.

Her Story:

Emmaculate was born in a family of 5.She lost her father when she was very young and she has

known her mother as the only bread winner all her life. Her mum leaves in the village and is a

part time house help which cannot be enough to cater for their needs as a family. Currently she is

8 month pregnant and working as a house help to raise money for her coming baby while leaving

with a relative.

This initiative has come as a blessing being that she loves hair dressing it will help her enhance

her skills and become better and earn a living to support her child when he is born.

 

Hobbies:

 Listening to music, hair dressing and watching African movies

Name: Emmaculate Awour Ochieng

Age: 18 years

County: Homabay

Area of Residence: Oyugis town

Personal Mission: To be successful in everything she does and to be a great person in the future

Her Story:

Emmaculate was born in a family of Five.She lost her father when she was and she has known her mother as the only bread winner her mother lives in the village and she works as a househelp. Emmaculate lost her child last year and had to take a break from the training to grief the loss of her child. She is continuing this year after grieving the loss of her child.

 

Her Hobbies:

Listening to music, hairdressing and watching African movies

Support  Community Focus Group by  helping our girls change their lives To Support Our 100 Girls Project go to  www.cfgintl.org and donate

Dec 13, 2018

Happy Holidays! Success Stories

Teenage pregnancy has been rising despite of the initiation of programs to help stop the occurrence of teenage pregnancy. What seems to have gone wrong is the lack of importance given to the social and emotional effects of teenage pregnancy. Being a teenage mum can bring along social repercussions that extend into adulthood. A large percentage of teen moms drop out of primary or high school Kenya. Dropping out of school to handle pregnancy or care for a newborn can prevent a teenage mum from learning the skills necessary for adulthood and obtaining a job. Without proper education, she will struggle even more to rise above an increasedrisk of poverty.Caring for a new baby requires a sacrifice of sleep, expenses, and time. For a teen mum who waspreviously engaged in social activities, it might be a shocking change to suddenly be unable to participate in many extracurricular activities. The amount of isolation that she feels can be diver stating especially from family members. Only a few of teenage mum have the opportunity to have emotional or financial assistance from their parents or relatives. In addition, some teen mums find themselves overwhelmed by their new lifestyle and will have to work to make new friends they have more in common with.Adolescents do not usually have a plan of getting pregnant when they engage in sexual behavior.It is their inability to make a note of the consequences of unplanned indulgence in sex that puts them at risk. It is after the teenager has realized that she is pregnant that she discovers the possible downsides to it at a tender age. The fact that most teenage girls are unaware of the process that pregnancy is, they end up not taking care of themselves and indulging in bad habits such as smoking and drinking to lay the depressed phase off.Below are stories of teenage mums (Sharon, Joan and Diana) whose lives have been transformed after 100 girls initiative.Sharon, Joan and Diana are teenage mothers who are between the ages of 15 and 18.They all comes from vulnerable families and they are partial orphans. Being teenage mums they all had a share of challenges and difficulties in their lives. As they narrated their stories Joan had worked in illicit brew den with her widowed mum to support their family, Diana joined her mum at a tender age farming land for people and sometimes not being compensated for the hard work doneor sometimes paid 1 dollar which is indeed exploitation. Sharon moved from one relative to another and worked as a domestic worker without being paid and faced a lot of abuse.The 100 girls initiative was an eye opener to the girls as most of them had no ideas of how much potential they exuded. The training was designed for 6 months of which they were to learn skills on hair dressing as business venture. They had no prior training or experience in this field of hairdressing and beauty and only one of them had a talent in braiding but had no professional training on hair dressing. At the orientation sessions at the Elegance Salon in Homabay County the young women had very low self esteem and lacked confidence and self-awareness. There was need to enhance their self esteem and confidence within themselves by encouraging group discussions to share their experiences and challenges as teen mothers.Success storiesAfter the training Sharon, Joan and Diana were taken through an internship for two months and after finishing the internship. Sharon went back to settle with her mother comfortably and found employment at one of her mother’s friend salon in their neighborhood and also she has began plaiting corn rows at home and supplying to nearby salon and clients. Diana gained employment at a nearby salon and she is paid in commission per client and sometimes she offers assistance to the salon where she did her internship if there are more clients to earn extra money. Joan has been fully absorbed at the Elegance salon after the training and internship as a permanent employee.To minimize the negative social impact, communication with a solid support system is essential for a teenage mum. If a teenager is experiencing the challenges of parenting, as a society is our responsibility to make sure she has access to a counselor and she has an economic support. In addition our communities should offer programs to enable teenage mums connect with each other, develop their skills and promote economic sustainability. It is also important for schools tohave programs that allow teenage mums an opportunity to complete their education if they wish to and avoid discrimination

Dec 12, 2018

Happy Holidays!Supplies Needed!

The train 100 girls project requires the following supplies  are needed to make the project a success

3 Hairdryers - $700.00

IT Equipment - $2,00.000 (2 Desktops, 1 Laptop, 2 Printers, 1 Scanner, 2 Cameras, and Cell Phone)

1 Big Cooker - $700.00

1 Big Fridge - $600.00

5 Tailoring Machines - $1,650.00

5 Blow Dryers - $200.00

1 Big Washing Machine - $1,200.00

10 Dummies - $300.00

The supplies will be used in their trainings at the centre and in the centre 

* The young mothers will receive support in their new roles and will learn how to properly care for their newborns.

* They will have a place where they can ask questions and share their worries, as well as somewhere to turn in an emergency.

* They will be offered childcare so that they can complete their high school diplomas or an apprenticeship.

* They will have a place where they can talk to other young mothers.

* They can prepare a meal for themselves.

* Targeted training courses in childcare, design, hairdressing, and computer science will offer them a chance to get an education and learn new practical and professional skills.

* The infrastructure in the centre will allow them to acquire knowledge and gain a new skill set so that they can start to think about what they could make and sell (Nairobi has a large population. As a result, there is a very large market for services and goods.)  The costs for the initial furnishings and equipment are $7,350.

Community Focus Group (CFG) requires your support to raise the initial $7,350 for this project. Small Donations to reach our Goal will be helpful.

We look forward for your support.

 
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