Education  Kenya Project #44599

Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School

by Sheepcare Community Centre
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Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help 100 Girls Complete Primary School
Help this girl help 100 others
Help this girl help 100 others

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.

  1. The girls who completed grade 8 were eight (8) for  the class of 2021, Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). They are all expected to join Secondary schools. However some will not join because of high secondary school fees requirement.
  2. In Secondary School grade 12 National exams, thirteen (13) did their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and are expected to join technical colleges or universities. Not all of them will join due to university entry requirement, lack of fee or both but will require a livelihood or something to make a living after their exit.

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!!!

Past Crotcheting class
Past Crotcheting class
Crotcheted Skirt
Crotcheted Skirt
Crotcheted Hut
Crotcheted Hut
All smile as she displays the hut and sweater
All smile as she displays the hut and sweater
Babies are not left out
Babies are not left out
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Providing counselling to girls
Providing counselling to girls

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;

  1. Purposeful counselling and teaching life skills to make them accept themselves and avoid being lured to such vices as early pregnancy.
  2. Provide lunch as an incentive and an encouragement to let them come to school as majority rely on such since their parents or guardian cannot not afford for them.
  3. Some well wishers have continued to help us provide sanitary towels and other clothings to encourage them not to miss school even when they are at their periods.

Our appeal

  1. The need to have a social worker who can continue to make visits and monitor our girls is vital for us to assist them before being lured into early sex and pregnancy, however, our greater hindrances is finance.
  2. We sincerely appeal to you as our supporter to get involve in our monthly support. Monthly support is a sure source of income which can help us plan and ensure none of our girls leave school prematurely.
  3. We encourage you to take advantage of GlobalGiving 200% matching for the recurrent monthly donation. GlobalGiving has declared that every recurrent monthly donors will be matched 200% during the entire year 2022.
  4. We also appeal not only for financial support but even material support like inner clothes, sanitary towels and other items that can encourage girls and uplift their dignity.

Way Forward

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..

Giving girls skills for livelihood
Giving girls skills for livelihood
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Delivery of Sanitary Towels for Girls
Delivery of Sanitary Towels for Girls

The threat of COVID-19 to completely close us down is now over and things are returning to normalcy despite the fact that we are living under the new normal. We have continued to assist our girls by giving them lifeskills through crotcheting training, provision of sanitary towel, counselling and free provision of clean water for both domestic and drinking as well as food through our Feeding Program. During the reporting period between May and September 2021, we have provided them with sanitary towels, food, lifeskills and counselling. Feeding program is an ongoing provision since the resumption of schools from January 2021 upto now.

As a result of these we have not experienced any drop outs and infact girls are the majority in both primary and secondary schools. Despite this fact, they are still the most vulnerable unlike boys hence our concern and appeal that our supporters and donors help us continue to give them incentive to complete school. If we can get regular monthly givers, it will be assured way of their successful completion.
We therefore sincerely appeal to our donors to come in generously to help us meet a target of US$15,000 during the forth coming GlobalGiving fundraising campaign starting from 13th - 17th September 2021 begining from Monday the 13th. Any money given upto $50 will be matched 50% by the GlobalGiving. This means if we raise $10,000 then we will earn $5,000 more so long as we give in $50 or less. We target 200 donors who will each give $50. Please be part of these and mobilize your friends to help us do the same.
Crocheting Skills continues
Crocheting Skills continues
Food as important incentive
Food as important incentive
Girls are the majority
Girls are the majority
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Girl Child fed as incentive to learning
Girl Child fed as incentive to learning

Our determined girls came back and over 90% re-opened when the Kenyan Government resumed the opening of schools in the beginning of January 2021 only to be rudely interrupted once again with another lockdown from 19th March 2021. Luckily during this reporting period, the Government has once again opened schools with strict adherance to the COVID-19 rules on 11th May 2021.

Beginning this week (17th May 2021) we have seen a number of our girls coming back to school and the actual number are yet to be known in the next two weeks. Among 152,000 Kenyan teenage girls reported pregnant during the first lockdown only 5 from our schools were reported not coming back but whether due to pregnancy or some other issues, we are yet to establish.

We want to thank you and some other local donors for enabling us to raise a total of US$3,461.78 of which US$ 2,456.36 were donation from you and our other supporters with a matching of US$1,005.48 from the GlobalGiving Foundation for "Help 100 Girls to Complete School project" during the March 2021 campaign. We received another US$1,496.00 as one among the eight (8) organizations in the cohort of Girlfund. We will continue to assist the girls in giving them lifeskills through crotcheting training, provision of free clean water for both domestic use and drinking.
As soon as they have all come back in the next two weeks, we intend to purchase some sanitary towels for the girls and provide according to the needs some eductaion writing materials. Provision of food is a necessity for these girls to complete their education and we have already purchased items for the feeding program which will be enough for the entire term.
We are glad that despite the problems of the COVID-19 pandemic which had been a real threat for our survival, things are settling down and our wish is that we shall have no more interruptions due to this pandemic. We continue to appeal to our supporters and well wishers for their consistent commitment every month to enables us continue giving these girls hope and ensure they complete their education.
Girls showing their Crocheting work
Girls showing their Crocheting work
Counselling Session
Counselling Session
Food as an Incentive to learning
Food as an Incentive to learning
Girls life skill training
Girls life skill training
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Our girls Back to School
Our girls Back to School

With the full resumption of schools by the Kenya Government, after two weeks we have not received back all the giirls that have been in our schools. This is not strange since in normal cases even when there is no Corona pandemic, the poor in the slums change their status of residence depending on their economic status. Some even travel upcountry and never come back to the city if they get some better livelihood in the rural area or some are not back because of lack of fare. But we have began in an encouraging note.

We are yet to know if any of our girls are among those 152,000 Kenyan teenage girls who became pregnant during the lockdown. Our policy is that even if they are pregnant they need to finish their education. Education being the basic right of every citizen need a combined effort to ensure these precious girls finish the school.
During this reporting period September - November we received a total US$1,185 mainly from Girl Fund account since we are among the eight (8) organizations in the cohort of Girlfund. Whenever we could manage we have continued to assist the girls through giving them crotcheting skills, provision of free clean water for both domestic use and drinking. Water provision has enabled the poor to improve on their health and cleanliness. We have provided our compound as a venue for continuous self study for those who could come.
We are glad that despite the hard 10 months, most of the staff are back and we have managed to replace the three who did not make it back.  We continue to appeal to our supporters and well wishers to commit at least US$10 every month and enables us continue giving these girls hope despite the devastating effect of COVID-19 which added already to their desperate situation of gender inequality, abuse and other disadvantages girls already suffer. It will be your joy and mine, if we can shape such lives like the lives of the two girls I have taken a photo with (see the photos) who have gone upto university level. I am so proud of them that now they are self reliant and are giving back to the community. Join me in doing this noble work.
University Graduates- Sheepcare products
University Graduates- Sheepcare products
Livelihood crocheting Skills
Livelihood crocheting Skills
Nairobi School - First Day
Nairobi School - First Day
Kisumu School - First Day
Kisumu School - First Day
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Sheepcare Community Centre

Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
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Luke Jakoywa
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