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
Girl's presentation during prayers for candidate
Girl's presentation during prayers for candidate

 

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!

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Girls showing skills in traditional dance
Girls showing skills in traditional dance

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.

Balanced diet key to completing school
Balanced diet key to completing school
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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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Sheepcare Community Centre

Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
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Luke Jakoywa
NAIROBI, Kenya
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