Education  Kenya Project #43813

Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020

by Good Kenyan Foundation
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Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020
Equip, Mentor and Empower Kenyan Youth in 2020

Project Report | Jul 23, 2021
Mid Year Program Report

By Lucy Chepchumba | Executive Director

Mama Pascal came to Thank & wish us well
Mama Pascal came to Thank & wish us well

Greetings from Good Kenyan

We pray this finds you and your loved ones well.

We last wrote to you when we had just started Cohort 9 and we are grateful that we completed successfully in 30th June 2021. We incorporated a hybrid system on both physical and online training due to Covid -19 safety precautions and the lessons from cohort 8 where we did remote learning. We feel this new structure is more impactive as we get to interact, observe and share with the youth when in physical sessions and they get to learn the art of self-paced learning through the online classes which is what the future of learning looks like.

Experiential learning goes along way and our mentors went out of the way to offer first hand experience to their mentees in different sectors, an example is Mercy who mentored Michelle; She took her personal time to take her mentee to several hotels and restaurants in Nairobi for her to view some exemplary interior designs and gain inspiration. Michelle aspires to study interior design and curate beautiful spaces for people to eat, live and relax in.

Three of the youth enrolled are now in work placement learning directly from experts in the industries they aspire to work in.

Pascal through our partnership with Seeds for Hope has joined College of Human Resource Management in Nairobi to study a Diploma in Human Resource, this is a dream come true for him because he had lost hope of furthering his education embarking on the hardship of fishing in Lake Victoria before he joined Good Kenyan.

The youth were able to make several boxes for our clients during various campaigns and we are grateful for these opportunities as it allows them to make pocket money for daily upkeep.

Cohort 10.

We are currently fundraising for part of this cohort and youth from cohort 9 paid it forward by producing 200 birthday boxes for this campaign. The fundraising committee curated items in the boxes from products donated by several corporate and SME partners in Kenya to be sold to our community in a way of raising funds

This July we began Cohort 10!

We successfully recruited 25 students who started their physical classes in July. This is the highest single intake for us, we had so many really deserving youth that we didn’t want to leave behind. In order to take them and run the physical classes safely, we reached out to Tarpo Industries through our networks to donate a large tent that we could use as an overflow in our center. To which they generously accepted our request and donated the tent.  We are grateful for this donation that allows for social distancing, we issue masks and have placed multiple sanitizers to ensure hand hygiene during sessions.

We would like to share about Zipporah, who did her high school (KCSE) examinations and scored an A- mean grade in 2019 but missed her university spot since she was unable to raise the initial fees of USD 360 needed to enroll and apply for government student loans (HELB) This is exclusive of accommodation and utilities. This is really a heart-breaking case; an intelligent young girl has been working as a house help and grocery shop attendant instead of furthering her education. Zipporah lives in the outskirts of Thika which is about 100km for our center and we are looking for a safe hostel or a sponsor for her bus fare for her to undertake our program and eventually help her get a scholarship and a place back at the university. We are currently supporting her by paying her bus fare from the main kitty as we look for a way out for her. Kindly reach out to us if you have a way to help out Zipporah.

This month we are appealing for monthly/ recurring donors as this helps us plan better and ensure we give more value in what more to our programs. If you can give monthly kindly to https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-kenyan-youth-with-sustainable-livelihoods/ and click recuring donor and support us support more youth from underserved communities. We are also raising funds through the curated boxes mentioned above and several Good Kenyan Merchandise; to order kindly call or text +254793642707

 

Thank you for your continued patronage, we would never do what we do without you and your support. We would like to especially mention Dennis Ombachi who is currently at Tokyo Olympics for creating a social medial campaign that help us raise funds in Mid-June.

Our facilitator Grace conducting final interview
Our facilitator Grace conducting final interview
Interviews for C10
Interviews for C10
Welcome Cohort 10, Robert shares his story
Welcome Cohort 10, Robert shares his story
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By Robert Makau Mwikali | Program Assistant

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Cohort 7 Report

By Maureen Mukhongo | Program Coordinator

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Good Kenyan Foundation

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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Twitter: @goodkenyann
Good Kenyan Foundation
Lucy Chepchumba
Project Leader:
Lucy Chepchumba
Nairobi , Kenya

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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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