Education
 Kenya
Project #7901

ENABLE 45 TEENAGE MOTHERS TO COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL

by Kenya Alliance for Rural Empowerment (KARE)

Summary

Funds for this project will cover the costs of high school education for 45 teenage mothers who drop out of high school due to early pregnancies and unprepared-for motherhood.This project will cover all the costs for the beneficiaries high school education including school fees and levies, school uniform, personal emoluments and stationery needs, to ensure that they are supported to completion since vulnerable girls are often those from poor backgrounds.
$40.00
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Teenage pregnancies account for 31 percent of school drop-out cases among girls in Kenya. Some of the girls are discontinued by school administration, others are disowned by their parents or guardians yet others dropout due to shame, stigma and ridicule from peers and community in general. A majority of them end up into abusive and forced marriages, prostitution, child-labour, substance abuse and other social and health risks, despite their desire to return to school and compete their education.

Solution

This project covers all the education costs to enable the beneficiary girls complete their secondary education. These include school fees, school uniforms, learning materials and personal emoluments for the teenage mothers to enable them to be re-admitted and continue with secondary education. A need-based and participatory approach involving teachers is used in selecting the project beneficiaries. They are then counseled, motivated and supported to resume and complete high school education.

Long-Term Impact

The project enables the teenage mothers to continue with their education, thus pursuing their dream careers, improving their employment prospects, restoring their dignity and positively influencing their communities. The opportunity to continue with their education has the potential of changing community attitudes so that they can embrace the education of girls who become pregnant while in school. We belive that Education empowers girls today and secures the futures of the children of tomorrow.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.kareworld.org
Kenya Alliance for Rural Empowerment(KARE)
Canadian long time partner funding a GSBV project

Organization Information

Kenya Alliance for Rural Empowerment (KARE)

Location: Kakamega, Western Province - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.kareworld.org
Project Leader:
Peter Oduk
Kisumu, Kenya

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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