1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel

by POLYCOM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
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1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
Girls Arriving in Numbers to meet the Ambassadors
Girls Arriving in Numbers to meet the Ambassadors

Your support continue to make our work shine day by day, we continue to attract local and international attention. Polycom Development Project was lucky to host Ashley Judd, Hollywood celebrity who is also UNFPA's Global Goodwill Ambassador. Eventhough United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) works with so many organization within Nairobi and Kenya as a whole, Polycom was selected to host the Global Peace Ambassador.

300 adolescent girls and 60 adolescent boys attended the meeting where they were inspired and encouraged. The goodwill Ambassador danced and share about her life with the girls. "Challenges are no reason for one to give up in life, the hudles one face in life should make them strong than ever."

Polycom members have been invited to participate in local events and to join leadership & development Committees within the community and beyond, we are now members of Fight Inequality Alliance, the 3rd network which have admitted us in the year 2018. The bonus day was also boosted by the visibity our good work which continue not just to change the lives of women/girls but boys as well. We are leaving no one behind.

One of our girls use our local crowd funding platform Mchanga to raise money to enable her participate in an international Conference - Women Sports Leadership Program (WSLA). We continue to excel through this platform by day.

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Boychild - #Leavenochildbehind
Boychild - #Leavenochildbehind
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Appreciating the Guest
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We recently had a training on resource mobilization which will greatly help the organizational to reach more girls in Kibera and most importantly have a positive impact on their lives for them to realize their full potential. The day of the African child is a day celebrated world wide, we took this opportunity to sensitize the members of the comunity on the need to keep our girls in school and also ensure that the school is a safe space. The event attracted 1030 participants, community engagement is a key way of keeping girls in school.

We also had the candidates forum with 257 girls who are preparing to sit for their final examinations. Girls were asked to attach themselves with their mentors to walk them through their candidature progress, and even after primary education.Each of the girls received a packet of pads, 2 panties and they had refreshments on this particular day. We have however been able to distribute 2045 sanitary towels in the month of June to girls in 50 schools.

Thank you for being a part of keeping this girls in school every cent makes a difference. We boast of the love that girls share about as a result of support they are getting at the organisation which ultimately trickles down to the support we are getting from donors through GlobalGiving.

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Kenyan Fee Structure
Kenyan Fee Structure

Kasudi's mama died when she was only 6 years old, my wonderful neighbour in the slums who would talk so loudly and gave the best to her children. I lost touch with Kasudi shortly after her mama's death. She reappeared in January, very desperate to go to school, she is 17 years old, late for her high school education, she had to repeat class two time because there was no money for her school fees. Her story touched me, I support girls, this is my girl, how would I say no to her quest for education.


Bit by bit through your donations 15 girls have joined high school in 2018, and are pursuing their dreams, they want to break the cycle of poverty in their home. The money was a lot, but we managed together because fo your little by little donation. We raised over 1,000 dollars that got the girls to school. Let us keep the spirit alive team, together we can make the world a better place for people to live in .

Another Sports Day for the girls
Another Sports Day for the girls
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Girls receiving their pads
Girls receiving their pads

All 320 girls from the 17 partner schools completed their final examination without a hitch. (15 YEAR OLD MISS EXAMS TO BE WITH HER LOVER) This was the headlines in our Daily Newspapers. Our society is still very low to listening to the needs of girls and working with them towards their prosperity. Polycom Development Project using our slogan G-Pende meaning Love Yourself, dedicate her resources in ensuring that girls understands the importance of education. This is the only sure way of breaking the circle of poverty in their lives. 15 very needy girls out these 320 have already applied for education scholarship through Polycom Development Project. Can we let them down after all the encouragements, NO, with the little each one gives, our girls should join high school.

Look at these figures if you want to understand the difference your contribution makes in the lives of these girls. In 2017, we had no grant at all for our adolescent girls programs despite the numerous grant proposal we wrote to different organizations. We understand that donor funding is shrinking, but that does not mean that the needs in the community are going away, it only means that we must work harder and dig deeper into our pockets to make it happen.

1. 510 adolescent girls benefited from the Saturday weekly forums on Being Yourself, Being Empowered, Being Healthy and Being Money Savvy, no wonder there were no reports of school drop outs. 2 became pregnant but continued coming to school through our encouragment.

2. 5840 Sanitary towels were distributed to needy girls from Kibera Slums

3. 225 girls participated actively in sports activities

4. 12 girls received education scholarships under the EDUCATE HER PROJECT

5. 1020 Litres of detergents were distributed to clean the toilets

The are just but a clock of what your money did. We are approaching #GivingTuesday, kindly save 20 dollars for Kibera Girls, we love you always.

(www.polycomgirls.org)

Challenges all round but determined to learn
Challenges all round but determined to learn
All grown and ready for high school - DONATE!
All grown and ready for high school - DONATE!
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Sharing Love
Sharing Love

"Look at Mum Jane, serving all of us with love, as if we are her own children, irrespective of our schools, tribes, or even economic status. I have always felt that I have a mother, eventhough my mum died when I was only 8 years old, this is what I call love!" This was part of a paragraph Winny's essay (Not her real Name) a 15 year old dolescent girls from one of the schools under Polycom Development Project's programs.

Towards the International Day of Girlchild 2017, Polycom engaged 600 girls from 17 schools to write essays on the Power of Love, 20 betst Essay writers were to attend the International Day of the Girlchild event. The essays were amazing and eye opening. the girls took their time to research and think well. They reflected on parental, romantic and even Godly love, they talked about how lives have changed through love and how our Country Kenya which is so much divided aling tribal lines should pursure love to  move forward as a country.

All the Essays were forwarded to the office, there were a set of questions set aside to ascetain that the individual girls were the writers of the essays and the girls did great. We believe that this is  as a result of the mentorship opportunities that Polycom Development Project have provided for the girls. Winners f received a school back pack and a back packs and beautiful tshirts written Power of Love. All the girls in attendance received a packet of Sanitary Towels. 

Polycom as an organization is what it is today because of love, our beloved wellwishers have donated over 23,000 US dollars on this platform for the past 3 years to get us where we are today. We successfully continue to mentor our girls to rise beyond challenges in their day to day lives and focus on education. The number one challenge is poverty, a cycle that can only be broken through education. The sports project continue to create safer spaces for girls to meet and share. Poor girls willing to pursue their secondary education have been supported, we have more girls yeaning for our support and look forward to continued support.

 

It is the POWER OFLOVE!

International day of the Girlchild Participants
International day of the Girlchild Participants
Letter of Thank you from one of our Partner School
Letter of Thank you from one of our Partner School
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POLYCOM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
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JANE ANYANGO ODONGO
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