About 1 in 10 girls completing primary schools in Mandera County achieve required marks to join secondary schools due to inadequate teachers, teaching resources & poverty. This project aims to bridge educational gaps for 100 orphaned primary school girls in Mandera County by providing them extra tuition, books, uniform & solar lanterns for home study. The project will also provide literacy support for 200 orphaned & vulnerable girls & boys from four primary schools in Elwak Town Mandera County.
Mandera County is a remote arid region 1136km from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.9 out of 10 people in the county live below the poverty line. Although the number of girls in primary school has increased, still 6 out of 10 girls in Mandera are out of school. Orphaned girls from poor families are most affected. Girls as young as 12 years old work to contribute to family income, forcing them to drop out of school. Others take on caring roles to assist their mothers.This impacts on their performance.
The project will provide 300 orphan girls remedial lessons in Maths, English & Kiswahili, provide essential supplies such as school uniform, a solar lantern for use at home to reduce the financial burden on the girls' families and mentoring services. The project will run a literacy intervention activities for 200 vulnerable children with the support of local volunteers. Together we can provide a real & meaningful change for orphaned girls & vulnerable children in Mandera County. Please join us.
Education is the single most powerful way to lift people out of poverty. This project will improve the educational achievement and attainment of 100 orphaned girls and 200 vulnerable children at the end of their primary education. GENCAD will support girls who complete primary education to transition to secondary school &eventually to continue with higher education & improve their job prospects. The project lessons will help the schools to plan their own literacy intervention activities.