Rescuing Young Brides in Kenya

by International Partners In Mission (IPM)

Summary

The Bride Rescue Project rescues young girls from harmful cultural practices and provides them with education and shelter at the AIC Girls Primary School.
$3,010
total raised
35
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

Challenge

Masaai women living in the Kaiado district of Kenya are massively illiterate. Many girls who enroll in lower primary never stay to complete primary education and therefore secondary education becomes a dream not realized. Cultural prejudices and outmoded practices work against the girl-child due to challenges such as: female genital mutilation, forced early marriages, early pregnancies, domestic work-loads.

Solution

First and foremost, the girls are educated. They are also taught to express emotions through song and skits—activities that build self-esteem and confidence. Finally, the school works with the students and families to reconcile their differences.

Long-Term Impact

Educating young women and developing their self-esteem and self-sufficiency. Assisting young women forced into early marriage to reunite with their families and to encourage mutual understanding.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ipm-connections.org
Main Project Information Page
Project Featured On WKYC TV
November 2005 Update Article

Organization Information

International Partners In Mission (IPM)

Location: Cleveland Heights, OH - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ipm-connections.org
International Partners In Mission (IPM)
Project Leader:
Mary LaPorte
Cleveland Heights, OH United States

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