Education  Kenya Project #36150

Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi

by Raising Futures Kenya
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi
Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi

Project Report | Apr 11, 2024
Thank you for helping us to achieve our goal!

By Florence Olwenge & Leela Shanti | Programme Manager & Head of Fundraising

Graduates at the newly launched Nairobi centre
Graduates at the newly launched Nairobi centre

Dear friends, esteemed supporters and change-makers,

We’re delighted to share with you that on 23rd February 2024, we celebrated the joyous launch of the new Seed of Hope training centre building in Dagoretti slum, Nairobi (as featured on KTN News)! The completion of this project symbolises a long-term investment in young people in Kenya and an exciting new chapter in the Seed of Hope programme, with more space to expand our courses and give more students the opportunity to gain valuable skills.

An enormous THANK YOU from all of us at Raising Futures Kenya to each and every one of you - together you raised $1,085.50 and contributed to making the dream of a permanent new vocational training centre become a reality! 

Together, having achieved this transformational goal, we are now deactivating this project. Your generous support has been instrumental in driving positive change in the lives of many young individuals, and it's with great pleasure that we share with you a final update on the progress of our Seed of Hope Nairobi project from the beginning of the year.

Seed of Hope Nairobi update:

  • At the onset of the year, we enrolled 149 students, including 77 girls, 1 in 5 of whom were young mothers in our commitment to promote inclusivity and provide opportunities for all. We’re also excited to have enrolled 6 girls in the Motor Vehicle Mechanics course; traditionally a male-dominated field.
  • In February, combined with the launch ceremony, we celebrated the graduation of 276 Seed of Hope Nairobi students from the previous year's cohorts. Notably, half of these graduates were girls, including young mothers. Their successful completion of the training program demonstrates their commitment to gaining skills for self-reliance and the benefit of Seed of Hope’s targeted support - such as counselling, life skills, mentoring, and childcare vouchers, and guidance they need to succeed. 
  • Following their training, many graduates were placed in internships, where a number of them have since secured employment and are earning sustainable incomes. This tangible outcome underscores the effectiveness of our vocational training program in equipping students with valuable skills for the workforce.

The vocational training we provide is holistic in nature, equipping students with not only technical skills but also instilling resilience to overcome obstacles they may face in their lives. We are more committed than ever to meet increased demand for our free Seed of Hope training and support. Over the last 5 years, we have scaled the number of Seed of Hope student places 5 times over, and through 2024 we aim to support 1,060 young people across our three centres in total.

Let's stay connected:

In conclusion, we extend our heartfelt appreciation and immense gratitude for your generous contributions towards the Seed of Hope Nairobi project. Your generosity and support serve as the driving force behind our efforts and enables us to continue our mission of transforming lives and communities.

We would love you to stay connected with us, which you can do through our other projects on GlobalGiving, by signing up to our newsletter via our website here, and following us in all the usual places (FacebookInstagramX, LinkedIn)!

And until end of Friday 12th April, GlobalGiving will match donations made through their website by 50%! So don’t miss this opportunity to have every pound or dollar you donate, up to £40 ($50), instantly boosted to increase your impact!

We look forward to continuing this journey together as we strive to create a brighter future for all!

With every best wish from,

Florence Olwenge, Leela Shanti and all at Raising Futures Kenya

*(We dont receive email replies via GlobalGiving so feel free to reach us directly at hello@raisingfutureskenya.org.uk)

Ribbon cutting w. Ministry of Education Director
Ribbon cutting w. Ministry of Education Director
The launch featured on KTN national news
The launch featured on KTN national news
Launch ceremony - plaque of dedications
Launch ceremony - plaque of dedications
Young mothers receiving childcare vouchers
Young mothers receiving childcare vouchers
Quote from Neema, young mother at Seed of Hope
Quote from Neema, young mother at Seed of Hope
Saima - Nairobi Motor Vehicle Mechanic student
Saima - Nairobi Motor Vehicle Mechanic student
Quote from Saima - Nairobi Mechanic student
Quote from Saima - Nairobi Mechanic student

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Raising Futures Kenya

Location: Brighton, East Sussex - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @raisingfutures
Project Leader:
Kirsty Erridge
Nairobi , Kenya

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

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