Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya

by Zawadi Fund International
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Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
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Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya
Educate and Empower Street Children in Kenya

Dear Friends of Zawadi Fund and the CYEC,

Our 2010 Annual Report is now available on our Global Giving project page (see 'Additional Documentation' at the bottom of the page).  Thanks to you, 2010 was a banner year!  We were able to increase our support to the CYEC in areas such as enterprise development, agricultural production, education and basic care, in addition to making needed improvements to the Centre's infrastructure.  Please see the report for details.

Wednesday 16 March Global Giving will be having a bonus day in which they add 30% to each donation - it's a wonderful way to increase the impact of your gift!  They're also giving $1,000 to the organization that receives gifts from the most donors, so even $10 helps!  Please remember us Wednesday!

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We're very pleased that our vocational skills youth had a 95% pass rate for their national exams this December!  All of the carpentry (5) and welding (6) students passed, as did 8 of the 9 tailoring students. These results are well above the national average!

The skills programs continue to grow, as we now have 17 students in welding (including 1 girl), 16 in carpentry and 19 in tailoring. These programs help prepare them for employment and the Zawadi Youth Enterprise Project.

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In October, the Children and Youth Empowerment Centre established the Zawadi Youth Enterprise Project.  The Z-YEP is essentially a youth cooperative which will support the development of various enterprises in the business incubator and entrepreneurship program.  Initial enterprises are beekeeping, tailoring/handcrafts, livestock (starting with rabbits and goats) and horticulture.  The Z-YEP will help youth develop business and leadership skills and launch their own businesses as part of the exit strategy. 

Beekeeping  Four youth have learned how to manage hives, harvest honey and construct hives. They're starting to collect and sell honey locally.

Tailoring   Recent graduates of the tailoring program are making shoulder bags for sale domestically and in the US.  Profits from these bags are split among income for the girls, support for the CYEC and reinvestment in the Z-YEP.

Rabbits  Rabbits are the most cost-effective source of protein available!  CYEC youth have constructed hutches and will soon learn rabbit management to provide meat for the centre and income for themselves.

Horticulture  The youth are growing tomatoes in the greenhouse to sell and generate income.  They’re learning valuable agricultural production and business skills, while creating value for themselves and the CYEC!

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Tomatoes in the greenhouse
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Zawadi Fund International

Location: Paoli, PA - USA
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Project Leader:
Janelle Larson
Director of Zawadi Fund International
Nyeri, Kenya
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