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Oct 1, 2020

We Made this Dance for you.

Our girls training program
Our girls training program

Project Elimu is very Grateful for the floor face-lift renovation to make it more child friendly and safe for
our beneficiaries.
As with the rest of the World, the impact of COVID-19 in Kenya stretched and disrupted our activities,
However, Four wonderful things are happening at our space;
1. Started our dancing sessions though in small groups of 20 girls due to COVID 19 government
restrictions and guidelines in our country.
2. The space is being used by our Menstrual Health Initiative program called the Smile Bank
focused on addressing the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH) as well as problems
faced by Adolescent girls and young women in the informal settlements of Nairobi during their
menstruation.
The project empowers the Adolescent girls and young women with information and education o
their reproductive health and rights as well as the provision of dignity kits such as sanitary towels.
The SRH education and information equips the AGYW with problem-solving skills to some of the
common challenges they face within their community.
3. We are starting out a new fundraiser to sustain our Arts program for 2021, we will keep you
posted for the exact dates.
4. Our space is also being used for various communities based activities like COVID 19 related
training in Nairobi County targeting local leaders for the mitigation and prevention measures of
COVID 19 spread in our communities as well as food distribution by project Elimu.
In summary, space has been very instrumental and sealed gaps experienced by other stakeholders,
partners and us Project Elimu unlike previously anticipated to be used for dance sessions only.
From Project Elimu we recognize and appreciate the donations and walking with us during this period as
we look forward to future engagement s and support.
Find attached a short dance video by the girls from Project Elimu Senior dance group.

Please enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3xZEsUjLKc

Choreographed by Mike Wamaya.

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Aug 5, 2020

Thank you for your continued Support for Kibera.

Food delivery.
Food delivery.

Greetings from Project Elimu, 

The year 2020 was to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration   Platform for Action which was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead COVID-19 pandemic came causing limited gains made in the past decades. The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems which are in turn amplifying the impacts of the pandemic. 

 

Families in Kibera and other informal settlements where Project Elimu is active have been hit hard not only being unable to afford three meals daily but also the rise in teenage pregnancies and gender-based violence.



In Kenya, the Ministry of Education designed measures for the continuation of learning through distance online platforms like radio, television, and the Internet. However, these strategies have  Just widened the inequality gap.  

Further, with the loss of livelihoods particularly in Kibera,  some children have been forced into income-generating activities to support their families' survival which made them more vulnerable for early pregnancies. Also, school closure has stopped the provision of school meals and sanitary towels which we now deliver through our partner local kiosks within Kibera. 

Teachers and staff of community-based schools have sunk more into poverty and now fully dependent on handouts or government casual works for survival. 

Our Food Basket.

Our food baskets are being picked in different locations like our Centre, Partner Kiosks, and also delivered directly to vulnerable members within the community.  

Our Basket entails 5 - 8 Kgs of Maize, 2kg Sugar, Bar soap, 2kg Rise, and Baby Porridge.  All our food is sourced through our local Kiosk to enable them to stay in business. 

Our Approach. 

Through your continued support, we have been able to reach some of the most vulnerable members within our community tattling to 374 Families that have directly received four supplies since April 2020.  

 Using information from our students we were able to identify families whose breadwinners are sick, Children lead families and disabled people within our community.  ensuring that the support is reaching the most deserving members and being done every third week depending on the donations we received. 

 

Open Kitchen for Adolescent Girls

With the closure of schools in Kenya, teenage pregnancy has been on the rise and Kibera is one of the hot spots.  We are organizing daily meetings at our safe space with 15- 23 adolescent girls, this is held within the COVID 19 set Regulations by the Ministry of Health Kenya. They get to discuss issues around Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and  During the meeting, they get a lunch meal which they make themselves. The Kitchen has enabled them to develop a strong bond and empathy towards others building a strong peer support system.

We are touched by your continued generosity. We had not foreseen how long this crisis would continue. unemployment is on the rise. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the people in Kibera especially now when our world is extremely uncertain. Our fundraiser is still on and please do share it through the Link; Food pack For Kibera families.

Volunteers packing the food Donations
Volunteers packing the food Donations
The Package
The Package
Some of the girls with their families food packs.
Some of the girls with their families food packs.
Home Deliveries.
Home Deliveries.
Peace begins with a smile Mother Teresa.
Peace begins with a smile Mother Teresa.
May 28, 2020

You Made it Happen

Greetings from Project Elimu. We trust you are all keeping safe during this global pandemic and are staying at home and taking all the necessary precautions to stay safe. 

We have great news! Our dance floor project is now complete. We are so happy with the kindness and generosity we got from our supporters and well wishers. We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who donated and made it possible for us to build a proper dance floor for the Kibera ballet dancers. 

We are touched by the generosity of everyone who donated. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the people in Kibera. We could not accomplish our goals without the support, involvement and enthusiasm of our donors, well-wishers and volunteers.

Kindly go through the attached document for a visual report of the dance floor project.

Kind regards,

Michael Wamaya


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