Empowered girls have fun without fear
Things do happen unexpectedly, it happed to Jane, who moved in with her aunt after her both and his wife who took her in after the death of both her parents died. She took good care of her until she was 14 years old when she suddently died. Family members looked at her as bad omen and none of them wanted anything to do with her. A male neighbour to her aunt took her in, accepted to take care of her education so her school fees for one year.
As Jane grew into a beautiful young woman at the age of 16, the man started getting attracted to her and wanted to have sexual relationship with her but she said no, he tried to convince her that he would wait till she complete her schooling then marry her but she refused, he gave her an option of giving in or moving out and loosing her education scholarship. Jane had to move in with her friend in school who brought her to our offices.
Just like Jane, there are many girls who are forced to drop out of school for one reason or another, whose lives take turns that give them very few options for education. Polycom Development Project listens to these girls, networks with organizations that can give them asylum and works with well wishers to pay for their education.
In 2017, Polycom Development Project (PODEP) has received 8 girls in need, 6 girls are perfectly in schools and living in rescue centres of with relatives and family friends who can give them accommodation. We are looking forward to recruiting 15 such girls in the year 2017.
8 girls have received educational scholarship, they are happy and in school. PODEP will monitor their progress and mentor them to complete their schooling and into adulthood, thanks for believing in us.
Girls not brides, giving them space to grow