Education  Kenya Project #57382

HATUA MOJA JUU: A STEP UP for over 18 school girls

by Expanding Opportunities
HATUA MOJA JUU: A STEP UP for over 18 school girls
HATUA MOJA JUU: A STEP UP for over 18 school girls
HATUA MOJA JUU: A STEP UP for over 18 school girls
HATUA MOJA JUU: A STEP UP for over 18 school girls

Summary

Hatua Moja Juu ("A step up") will provide a safe place for undereducated girls to complete their primary and high school education and attend a vocational course while learning essential life skills. This helps Expanding Opportunities ensure that our hard work and care for Kenyan children can be sustained into their adulthood. With 39% of Kenya's youth unemployed (KCB 2020), a solid educational and skills foundation can mean the difference between independence and the cycle of poverty.

$12,000
total goal
$12,000
remaining
0
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

JWHS has become a go-to crisis center for abused, abandoned, and neglected children and teens in our area. Because of this, we sometimes receive young men and women close to adulthood who are critically undereducated, primary or secondary, due to poverty and childhood neglect, and yet conditions in their native homes remain insecure or even life-threatening. Once they are 18, they are adults and the government can not allow them in our home whether or not they have "caught up" in school.

Solution

Hatua Moja Juu ("A step up") will provide a safe place for undereducated girls to complete their high school with housing, technical skill development, and employment for those on the brink of under-prepared 'aging out'. In the Hatua Moja Juu ("A step up") program, girls will continue their education in a separate part of the JWHS compound and work part-time at JWHS filling roles as a model, mentor, and cook. Written contracts include a budget to help them learn to manage their money and time.

Long-Term Impact

Hatua Moja Juu will help us ensure that our hard work and care for Kenyan children can be sustained into their adulthood. With 39% of Kenya's youth unemployed (KCB 2020), a solid educational and skills foundation can mean the difference between independence and the cycle of poverty.

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Organization Information

Expanding Opportunities

Location: Brooks, ME - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @EXOPP
Project Leader:
Beverly Stone
Brooks , ME United States

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