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.
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.
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 .
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