Education
 Kenya
Project #23911

AWF Supporting Girls' Education in Rural Kenya

by WISER International
Vetted

Summary

Athletes Without Frontiers (AWF) has established a global community of socially-conscious endurance athletes who support charity through perseverance in sports. WISER, their first partner, empowers underprivileged girls in rural Kenya by improving health and education. Their goal on GlobalGiving is to raise $30,000 to provide scholarships to students. The overall goal is $1 million to raise money for additional scholarships, solar power, and a computer lab for the campus.
$38,181.38
total raised
47
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months active

Challenge

In Kenya, girls often don't complete secondary school due to early pregnancy, arranged marriages, and physical and psychological abuse. Girls who do complete secondary school often do so with low grades and cannot go to college. Half of sexually active girls have sex for money to stay in school, elevating their HIV risk. Girls need a safe and healthy environment to succeed and become the new female leaders in Kenya.

Solution

WISER provides everything a girl needs: clothes, books, the first bed she has ever slept in, healthy food, supportive teachers, mosquito nets, HIV education, and essential medicine. This project will help increase the number of students to 240, provide solar power, a computer and mobile lab, and internet access for the campus. Help us get girls in school, turn on the lights, and connect them with the world.

Long-Term Impact

WISER provides safe and effective education for girls, reduces child pregnancy, marriage, and HIV risk. As educated women, WISER alumni will have healthier children and better reproductive health. 85% of WISER alumni go to college or university, when before only one girl had gone in 30 years. WISER girls become community leaders and change makers.

Resources

http:/​/​www.wisergirls.org
Athletes Without Frontiers Website
WISER Website

Organization Information

WISER International

Location: Durham, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wisergirls.org
Project Leader:
Alison Drain
Durham, NC United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by WISER International that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.