SAFE SPACES ORGANIZATION AFRICA

Providing a safe space for young girls and young women to envision and pursue the future they want for themselves and their communities through life-skills and reproductive health training and awareness, Arts and Sports, professional development and scholarship program me.
May 31, 2016

Dusty Feet

Angella with her baby
Angella with her baby

"I was Married off  to a person i had never met at 18 years so that my brother could attend University.I didnt have a choice as i was sitll a young girl who had droped from school at the primary level and our culture does not allow us to negotiate with your father.The man Took me to his rural home.The relationaship was very bad as the husband beat me almost everyday when i asked for basic needs for me and my 2 children i had bore him.I resulted into walking many kilometers everyday to the city to look for casual jobs to support my kids as they were starving and malnuorished.With bear feet which most of the times was pricked by thorns, i walked to find livelihood,the dust was like socks by the time i reached my work destination.Sometimes i would get work and sometimes not.Life became unbearable and i returned home to my parents.With 2 kids life was so hard"

Angella-23 years

Angella is studying Automechanics now in Safe Spaces and she is so optimistic about giving her life a second chance by becoming the best Automechanic in Kenya.

With your support,we can make Angellas dream come true.

Mar 1, 2016

You Help us have Hope

Girls in basketball camp
Girls in basketball camp

Your help and support has helped more than 100 girls travel to school without problems with busfare for the past 4 years.It has also ensured that the girls have school stationery and school materials like uniforms and school shoes.Every month  350 girls rceive sanitary towels from our office to support them during their menstruation.

50 girls are able to get partial education scholarships to pursue their secondary education and 20 girls to participate in vocational trainings in automechanics,computer literacy,photography and filming and peer education.

Your support has helped more than 1200 girls access reproductive health training and awareness thus shaping their knowledge on oneself for future wise decission making.

Your support has helped more than 50 girls get full highschool education basketball scholarships to support them finsih their high school and posibbly get jobs through cooporates in future when they are better players which will alleviate poverty and their living conditions.

Girls have hope and platform where they can share their burning issues without fear of being judged and rebuild their lives with optimism and hope of a better life in the coming years like Anastacia.

My name is Anastacia,I am 12 years old and 5th born in a family of 7.I havent joined school yet but will join next term with the help of safe spaces where i joined 1 year ago.I have learnt alot about girls and myself since i joined the programme.My mum died when i was 7 years old and we have been brought up by my aunt who is an alcoholic and sells illicit brew in mathare slums.My elder sister is a sex worker in town and she is often sick.Me and my younger sister help my aunt to sell the illicit brew so that we can feed.Sometimes the customers treat us so bad and harass us so much and i feel so bad about it.When i go to school,i want to be a pilot so that i can fly far from this cruel earth.I want to help my brothers who are in the streets and my elder sister and live a good life.I know i will make it and am determined when i go to school to learnt with heart and soul to reach my dream.

Girls in basketball camp
Girls in basketball camp
Girls in basketball camp
Girls in basketball camp
trained peer educators
trained peer educators
Photography training
Photography training
Automechanics training
Automechanics training
Dec 1, 2015

My Gratitude

cecilia
cecilia

"The voice of scavenging storks wake me everyday apart from the smell of rotting debris around our home that has cling for 14 years in my throat.Brawling dogs,pigs and heaps of garbage side by side have been the friends we treasure so much.Living in a dumpsite has been the biggest nightmare of my life.Despite all the health challenges that come with it,we have to survive,we need to eat.We live in Dandora dumpsite with our single mother and we are 5.Am the last born.we wake up at 3am collect metals,rubber,milk bags,plastics,bones and used electronics.Pile them in sacks and by 6am i am off to school though i have to pass via safe spaces office to take shower. All my elder siblings refused to go to school and are all collecting garbage at the dumpsite.It is a tough life.

Am lucky because i joined safe spaces 2 years ago and i have been learning alot about life,about decisson making,about values,about goal setting and having a mission and vision for my life.I dont want to continue living in the dumpsite,i want a different life far from the garbage,i want to be a doctor and treat many people who die in the dumpsite because of contamination.I am very sad during the weekdays going back to our house everyday.The only days i feel so happy is when in safe spaces,its very clean,its entertaining it is just different.I just sat for my final exams in primary school and i hope i will get scholarship to go to a boarding school in high school"

Cecilia-14 years

We always wish our lives to be different from our current challenges but others wish they could run away from their current situations like cecilia.Life is just a journey and whatever challenges we undergo now shape where we go next.Fortunately we have friends who help us to make the next step in our lives.Friends who commit their hard earned cash to support unimagianble situations in our lives,friends who help us smile,learn,explore,play and feel the light coming at the end of the tunnel.This year,we give our heartfelt gratitude for supporting us go to school,play,learn and most of all being our friend.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Reproductive health session
Reproductive health session
poetry session in our outreach school
poetry session in our outreach school
Peace
Peace
playing time
playing time

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