Nenkashe Education Centre works to help Kenyan girls in distress access opportunities for education and offer wide ranging services including mentorship, counselling, legal assistance, safe-house protection and child-parent reconciliations to empower girls. We work in villages to promote health, sanitation and child rights issues to create vibrant livelihoods where leaders value girls and protect them from abuse, manipulation, forced female genital mutilation and early marriages.
Female genital mutilation and early marriages greatly diminish the opportunity for young girls to pursue their personal advancement, development and empowerment. Without productive skills and knowledge provided through education, girls will remain victims of sexual abuse and manipulation, forced female genital mutilation and early child marriages. 40% of girls in Kajiado County drop out of primary schools (between standard 7 & 8) due to poverty, early pregnancies and early child marriage.
Nenkashe Education Centre ensures that girls have access to education by paying their school fees and ensuring that they remain in school. We help girls become resilient and wise by offering counselling and mentorship services as well as giving legal assistance where needed. Girls are taught personal hygiene and reproductive health during counselling because it helps to keep them healthy and wise.
Girls are better prepared to make their own decisions and take responsibility over their lives; have better understanding of their sexual and reproductive health and their role as women in the society. Community leaders take greater action to end child marriage and enforce child rights; girls are better protected from violence, exploitation or abuse; communities increasingly accept alternative roles of girls beyond marriage and accept them as potential future leaders and breadwinners.