Children
 Kenya
Project #4923

Educating 80 Girls and Orphans in Kenya

by PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
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Summary

This project will help our university scholarship recipient Isaac, help his community build classrooms, start a library and train teachers to educate all, but especially girls and orphans.
$14,929
total raised
240
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Gem West Location has a total population of slightly above 35,000 people comprising about 3,000 families. Our village currently has over 1,000 orphans aged between 0-15 years. Most of them cannot make ends meet and are ignored and left to live in squalid conditions. There are no educational facilities in the area. Most people are illiterate and their major activity is farming. Compounding the problems is the over-reliance on wood fuel which is causing desertification.

Solution

1. Classrooms will improve learning conditions for children, especially girls and orphans 2. Library will empower girls, orphans, and women through availability of reference materials and training 3. Solar panels will reduce desertification 4. Training teachers will improve the education of the children 5. Connecting the village to the electrical power supply will allow the possibility of entrepreneurship

Long-Term Impact

This project will help PATHWAYS scholar, Isaac, and his local community based organization solve the problems of little educational opportunity for 80 girls and orphans, lack of training for women, lack of employment options, and desertification in his community area.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.pathwayslp.org
Isaac's PATHWAYS project page
PATHWAYS youtube videos including Isaac's project

Organization Information

PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress

Location: Lilburn, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.pathwayslp.org
Project Leader:
Angie Gust
PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
Lilburn, GA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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