One of our Kenyan Scholars
This month, we’re excited to report on the commitment of our sponsorship program in Kenya in helping girls to confront challenges and make good decisions. Thanks to your partnership, our scholars are gaining the knowledge and tools they need to navigate an environment unsupportive of girls and education through regular support group meetings.
In January, 137 of our primary and secondary scholars participated in a meeting for sponsored girls, and at a follow-up meeting in April, attendance numbers grew to 150. Meeting facilitators guided the girls through talks on issues related both to school and their personal lives. Topics of discussion included gender roles; personal hygeine and appearance; reproductive health and the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation; time management; good behavior, moral growth and self esteem; personal assertiveness; setting goals and achieving them; safety, and avoiding dangerous situations/bad company; prioritizing education over romantic relationships while they are young; and looking out for each other.
In the meetings, scholars also discussed their favorite subjects, as well as the importance of taking sponsorship seriously and working hard in school. The girls expressed their gratitude for their educational opportunities and vowed to continue to work hard in order to achieve success and a brighter future for themselves.
We are so happy with the growth and progress of our scholars in Kenya, and we sincerely thank you for your support in helping these girls reach their potential. Together, we’re having a real and lasting impact on girls’ futures!