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 Children  Kenya Project #27458

Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya

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Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya
Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya

Summary

In & around JWHS, a children's home in Kenya, we: *Provide food, shelter, clothing, medical care, education, & loving support for victims of HIV/AIDS, neglected, & abandoned children *Provide safety from FGM/illegal practices violating human rights of pastoralist girls *Provide school uniforms, shoes, fees, tuition, textbooks, school supplies, & school lunches to enable low-income children to attend school *Provide continuing, formal, and vocational education to empower vulnerable children

$30,000
total goal
$29,752
remaining
5
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

*Few of Kenya's 2.8 million orphans have adequate food, shelter, clothing or medical services *Over 1,000,000 children are not in school due to lack of uniform, shoes or fees *Only 20% of those in primary school complete all 8 years *Less than half the students eligible for secondary school are enrolled *An estimated 23% of girls in Kenya are married before their 18th birthday *21% of women 15-49 are circumcised. With assistance they can be educated, skilled, competent adults.

Solution

JWHS, our children's home, provides: *a HOME to 8 needy children *assistance to relatives caring for 16 family orphans *24 scholarships for education expenses *counseling, individual assessment, supervision, screening, and referral for 8 children who have undergone trauma *community education *2 scholarships for girl child education as an alternative to child marriage *advocacy and refuge for girls in danger of FGM or child marriage *vocational counseling for needy girl and boy children

Long-Term Impact

At JWHS: *Supportive home living nurtures trust and belonging, with the goal of reuniting extended families with 8 orphaned children *Direct assistance creates opportunities for education among rural, low-income students *Education eradicates poverty and is a powerful channel for peace and confidence *Community education results in child-friendly practices *24 educated girls and boys improve and strengthen their communities *Responsible adults form a new generation of child/community advocates

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.exop.org
When Imam works, he often stops to sing.
Children at JWHS on a Sunday drive break into song
A day in the life of JWHS
The organization's facebook

Organization Information

Expanding Opportunities

Location: Brooks, ME - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.exop.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @EXOPP
Project Leader:
Beverly Stone
Brooks, ME United States

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