Children  Kenya Project #27458

Caring for Both Vulnerable Girls and Boys of Kenya

by Expanding Opportunities Vetted since 2010 Site Visit Verified

Summary

*Provide food, shelter, clothing, medical care, education, love for victims of HIV/AIDS, orphans, neglected, abandoned children at JWHS: a children's home in Kenya *Provide safety from FGM and EFM, illegal practices that obstruct the human rights of pastoralist girls *Provide school uniforms, shoes, fees, tuition, desk, textbooks, school supplies, school lunches to enable unable children to attend school *Provide community education, formal and vocational education to empower children

$30,000
total goal
$29,777
remaining
4
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 Without assistance they will be uneducated, unskilled, destitute adults

Solution

*Provide a HOME at JWHS, our children's home *Provide assistance and oversight to relatives caring for the family orphans *Provide a scholarship program for some or all of the education expenses *Provide individual, intensive and comprehensive screening, counseling, individual assessment, supervision and referral *Offer community education and scholarship for girl child education not marriage * Offer community education, counseling, referral and/or shelter for girls in danger of FGM

Long-Term Impact

*JWHS, a children's home, nurtures trust and attachment; the base for all relationships *Reuniting extended families with orphaned children provides belonging now and future *Education eradicates poverty and is a powerful channel for peace and personal progress *Direct assistance to identified students creates potent change *Community education results in less harmful practices *Educating a girl child educates a community *The FRUIT; generations of responsible adults

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
Project Leader:
Beverly Stone
Brooks, ME United States

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