Educate a girl educate the whole nation is an adage that is quite true even in this modern times. Statistics now show that girl child is overtaking boy child in education and their performance in the market place is now as equal to the men in position of authority if not better.
We succesfully did three national examinations where a total of 89 girls went to the next level of education without dropping out where 30 girls will join Junior Secondary School, 34 to Senior Secondary School and 25 possibly to colleges and universities.
Those who will not manage to be admitted into universities and technical colleges will join what the Government is calling Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET). For those who are still continuing in our schools, we will continue to give them lifeskills training in crotcheting and counselling them to be responsible and avoid life and company which will not enable them to succeed.
To succesfully exit to these next level of ensuring their future, they will still need your assistance. Any small amount will enable buying some personal effects as they join. Otherwise sponsoring one student in a tertiary college would cost approximately US$1000 per year. Total cost to attain a bachelor degree about US$4,000/= now that the new Government is saying that it will not subsize any further education of the students.
This new Government policy may affect the education of the girl child negatively. Our hope is that the Government will reconsider its stand and hear the plight of the poor. Meanwhile thank you so much and lets continue giving girls a brighter future for in doing so we are developing the whole nation!
We continue to ensure that as many girls complete their schooling. Despite the many challenges we can report that due to the school calender that was affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic, national exams took place in April this year for the candidates of 2021 and in December another national examination will be done for Grade 6, Grade 8 and Grade 12.
The three national examinations will be done inorder to revert back to the old Kenyan school calender where national examinations are done between November and December of every year. The effect of COVID-19 aside, Kenya school curriculum also changed to Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) where grade 6 will proceed to Junior Secondary unlike the previous system where grade 8 was the class to join Secondary school.
While we exited 49 students among them 23 girls in Secondary school and 24 pupils in primary school where 11 were girls to colleges, university , tertiary and secondary school in April 2022, this coming December we expect over about 30 girls from grade 6 and grade 8 plus 25 from secondary school.
In total it means a total of 89 girls will be completing their schooling successfully without dropping out this year. We want to sincerely appreciate you because you are part of this success to ensure girls finish their schooling successfully and proceed to join tertiary, colleges and universities as their lives become much better. We have witnessed great successes since we commenced this fundraising through GlobalGiving.
We hope to still do more with your continued assistance. We have a great opportunity to take advantage of the coming week GlobalGiving fundraising campaign between 12-16 September 2022 where any amount upto $50 will be matched 50% ie if one gives $50 during the campaign then the GlobalGiving would give $25 more to our project.
We ask you to contribute to us particularly during this date 12-16 September to assist us get this matching fund.
During our last reporting period, out of four girls who were pregnant, only one finally did her grade 12 national examination which took place in the month of April 2022. The three dropped out of school completely hence did not complete. In addition we had the following who managed to complete both their primary and Secondary education which has been our goal for this project.
Now because we want to give a livelihood to these girls, we intend to empower one of our girls who have great skills in crotcheting to train even more girls in crotcheting so that they can use that to make a living.
Marigold (see the past report and herself in her own made cloth) collected few girls and begun to teach them crotcheting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their interest was overwhelming and many girls showed interest. As part of creating a livelihood for themselves, we intend to help them start a crotcheting and design training school. Urgently they need a budget of $500 to buy a crotcheting kneeting machine to help them automate some process and put them in a position they can make many designs for the market. This will enable them generate some income and create a livelihood by selling these items to the customers. The market is already available and someone just need to help them jumpstart and it will be a ripple effect giving hope to more than a hundred (100) girls.
PLEASE lets help this girl to help 100 other girls to have a bright future and create a living for themselves!!!
When the Kenyan Government statistics reported that 200,000 girls had gotten pregnant during the year 2020 lock down we as an institution did not report very many cases. However, beginning this term there is an evidence that at least 4 of our girls have gotten pregnant and may not come back to school..
This is heart breaking despite the fact that we have continued to ensure that we provide the basic necessities for them to have an incentive to continue coming to school. We have continued carrying out the following activiities to ensure their learning namely;
The most assured way for the girls to finish their schooling is continued monthly support. However, we have not had anyone consistently supporting us monthly on ensuring that girls finish their school. I want to thank you so much for at least having been one of those who have made us to contionue despite many challenges.
May I wish you a great year ahead of 2022 and may God open many doors that you continue to give hope to the vulnerable girls..
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