Children
 Kenya
Project #18842

Help 50 Maasai girls get education, not husbands

by Nenkashe Education Centre
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Summary

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.
$12,000.00
total goal
$2,049.00
remaining
66
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nenkashe.org
Nenkashe on Twitter
Nenkashe Facebook page
Nenkashe Denmark website

Organization Information

Nenkashe Education Centre

Location: Karen, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.nenkashe.org
Project Leader:
leonard mpoke
Kajiado, Kenya

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