Help Provide Education for Girls in Kenya

by Teach A Man To Fish

Summary

Teach A Man to Fish has built a school for girls in Ondati, one of Kenya's poorest regions. It provides local girls with the skills and education to lift themselves out of poverty. Going into its third year, the school now needs another classroom to cater for the growing number of students year on year.
$287
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

There is little education available for girls in Kenya. For many, this means few chances to escape a life of poverty. In Ondati, one of Kenya’s poorest regions, girls often marry older men to avoid such a prospect. By the time they are 20, many will have had their first child. A culture of polygamy only adds to the already dire spread of AIDs and HIV. As the start of new academic year looms Ondati School desperately needs a new classroom for the growing number of students.

Solution

The school uses business activities, such as bee-keeping, to teach the girls vocational skills and business acumen. Within 5 years, we hope these businesses will generate enough income to fund the school entirely.

Long-Term Impact

We will educate 60-80 girls every year. Our aim is to produce generation after generation of educated and empowered young women, who have the skills and confidence to lift themselves out of poverty. The bigger the school, the more classrooms the school has means that more girls year on year can get access to an education their deserve.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.teachamantofish.org.uk/​projects.php
Kenya school blog

Organization Information

Teach A Man To Fish

Location: Finsbury Park, London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.teachamantofish.org.uk
Project Leader:
Megan Setchell
megan@teachamantofish.org.uk
London, United Kingdom

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