Education  Kenya Project #39118

Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers

by Tumaini Innovation Center Community Based Organization
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Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
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Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers
Build a dorm for 50 street girls and mothers

Summary

Challenges faced by Street Youth continue to increase with the barriers brought in by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the support of our donors via GlobalGiving, we have been able to construct a boy's dorm that has the capacity to host 60 and assist the street boys. However, the pandemic has worsened the situation for girls. Kenya reported a 40% increase in monthly teen pregnancies that includes a significant number of street girls. Our next step is to build the dorm with daycare for the girls.

$80,000
total goal
$32,540
remaining
89
donors
5
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

2018 Census on Street Families in Kenya reported 46000 youth still in the streets and 87% of the women/girls in the street are mothers. The number of teen pregnancies in Kenya during COVID-19 reported a 40% increase in the monthly average. Tumaini, since 2019, has demonstrated potential to support girls and have graduate 5 and recruited 9 more in 2021. With a space that supports and accommodates their unique needs, we will be able to support many more young mothers in and at-risk of street life.

Solution

Tumaini aims to build a girls dorm for 50 and enable them with technical and vocational skills to enter into the technician and artisans deprived Kenyan workforce. Tumaini currently has a vocational school built with five labs/classrooms (mechanics, electrical, welding, food & beverage, hairdressing). This project will address the immediate need for dormitory facilities to host 50 street mothers, who can benefit from education, along with a daycare facility for their babies.

Long-Term Impact

This project will result in hosting and educating around 250-300 street girls in five years, thereby reducing the number of girls in the streets, and providing the direct beneficiaries with a livelihood. We estimate the direct beneficiaries will impact and motivate 1000-2000 indirect beneficiaries. The dorm will also implement best practices in green energy, allowing students to learn in their own space, providing input on solar panel installation and monitoring, aligned with our curricula.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

Organization Information

Tumaini Innovation Center Community Based Organization

Location: ELDORET - Kenya
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @TumainiCenter
Project Leader:
Samwel Kimani
ELDORET, Kenya
$47,460 raised of $80,000 goal
 
229 donations
$32,540 to go
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