Your gift will help construct and resource a dedicated counselling office that provides a safe and private space for one-on-one and group psychosocial counselling, life skills development, health, child rights education, and career guidance and support at Village Impact's new Negya Girl's High School in Mai Mahui, Kenya. Through this, you'll help 600 vulnerable girls acquire the skills and support they need to complete high school and realize brighter futures.
Generational poverty in Nakuru means that girls here experience social problems like difficulty accessing education and physical/mental health supports, gender-based violence and abuse, child labour, and early marriages and pregnancies. As COVID compounds these challenges, including the comeback of harmful traditional practices like Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), the world quickly becomes a difficult place to navigate-but there is hope for the 600 girls who will benefit from this project.
Your gift will provide a dedicated, safe, private counselling office for the newly hired School Counsellor to provide psychosocial programming at Negaya Girl's School. The Counsellor will provide one-on-one and group services that counter trauma impacts, enhances well-being, confidence and self-esteem, responds to needs, and provide healing and comfort. Girls will build skills, develop healthier relationships, experience personal growth, and become resourceful and productive community members.
When girls are supported and encouraged, they develop the knowledge, confidence and life skills necessary to complete their education and adpat to our ever-changing world. They earn higher incomes, become active participants in the decisions that most affect them, and build better futures for themselves and their families. Educating girls also helps break intergenerational cycles of poverty and disadvantage, giving all people-including boys and men-opportunities to fulfill their potential.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).