The HODI Project will provide access to education and training in tailoring skills to 25 girls and will increase the number of girls with access to basic education. Many girls drop out of school after their primary education with parents preferring boys; poverty, sexual harassment, pregnancy, beading and early marriage the main reasons. This will give them a chance to overcome poverty; illiteracy; get an education and be leaders in their schools and communities in future thro' sports engagement
Worldwide, 7.3 million of the births are by girls between the age of 15 and 19 years of which two million births of this are by girls under the age of 15. According to United Nations Populations Fund of the two million births, 90 per cent of them are already in marriage. More alarming is that 26 in every 100 girls in Kenya are married before they reach 18 years. The girls are not guaranteed basic right to education and are vulnerable to drop out of school and be child mothers.
The project will provide access to education for the 20 vulnerable girls through access to basic education and other essentials. It will also provide life skills training for 20 girls combined with football skills. The girls will also receive training on being yourselves, being healthy, being empowered and knowledge about money giving them confidence and enable them to have a voice and choice.
The project will provide access to basic education 20 girls allowing them to rise above the risk of child marriages and enable them to help support themselves and their families. It will also provide the girls with life skills training which will make them more confident enabling them to be better decision makers while increasing levels of education and household wealth leading to a girl's delayed marriages thereby reducing the chances of early pregnancies/early marriages.