1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel

by POLYCOM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Play Video
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

Project Report | Jul 22, 2019
The Mandatory Simple Item

By JANE ANYANGO ODONGO | FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Kibera Annual Music Festival 2019 attracted more than 50 schools. The 2 day event held at Moi Nairobi Girls High school was hosted by The Area Member of Parliament and attended by other dignitary from the Kenyan Government and different stakeholders including the corporates. 

Polycom Development Project in her mandate of advancing the rights of adolescent girls decided to mount an exhibition and information sharing tent. A space where girls could come and learn more about the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. Among the items to be displayed Sanitary Napkins, manufactured by Polycom Development Project, courtesy of Lois Harris, our monthly donor through GlobalGiving.

“Look she has stained her uniform”, a young girl was mocked as she walked past Polycom’s tent, the young women mentors took the girls in covered a space and took good care of her, before letting her out. This was a call to action, there is need to speak to all girls who were planning to make presentations on how safe they were as far as their woman days are concerned. 4 best performers from different schools had backed out of the presentations because they had their periods and they felt they had not protected themselves that well. Polycom staff had to call for bikers, panties and even more pads to equip the girls to be able to present and the day was saved.

On the 2nd day, girls preparing to present was organized in smaller groups given a short talk on the pride of woman and the Simple Mandatory Item – the pad. Polycom Development Project was praised by all teachers in attendance and the organizers who urged Polycom to keep up the spirit and the good work. A total of 494 adolescent girls were attended to during the 2 day session.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Apr 24, 2019
GIVING A VOICE

By Anne Agar | Senior Programs Manager

Jan 25, 2019
10 Years of Sports for Social Change

By JANE ANYANGO | FOUNDING DIRECTOR

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

POLYCOM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @polycomdev.org
Project Leader:
JANE ANYANGO ODONGO
NAIROBI , NAIROBI Kenya
$58,020 raised of $60,000 goal
 
1,397 donations
$1,980 to go
Donate Now
M-PESA

Pay Bill: 891300
Account: GG20625

lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

POLYCOM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.