ICT CENTER AND DIGITAL LIBRARY FOR GIRLS IN KENYA

by Ready Aiders Foundation
ICT CENTER AND DIGITAL LIBRARY FOR GIRLS IN KENYA

Summary

While progress has been made through policy to establish gender equality, poverty and education disparities still play a big role in stifling government efforts. Girls, particularly those from marginalized areas, still struggle to access higher education. Our Project in Mathare, Nairobi Kenya teaches vulnerable girls from low-income areas skills in Graphics design,website design and coding.During their free time they access the digital library and read books to enhance their knowldege.

$10,000
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$4,419
remaining
22
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0
monthly donors
8
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Challenge

Many girls, women, and young mothers from low-income areas like Mathare in Kenya do not get equal access to opportunities to study technological courses and create employment for themselves. Due to backward cultural perceptions about girls and the poverty in those areas, many girls and women end up as single parents with no skills and are trapped in the vicious poverty cycle. This project will equip over 300 girls with digital skills like web design, graphics design, and coding.

Solution

The ICT center and Digital library for girls in Mathare offers three months course in graphics design, website design, and coding. The skills and certification they get after the courses help them be able to employ themselves by offering those services to their contacts, friends, and families at a fee. They also get to enhance their knowledge of various topics through the digital library where they read ebooks during their free time.

Long-Term Impact

Within a three-year period, the project will have educated 360 girls and equipped them with digital skills in graphics design, website design, and coding. This will in turn help the girls rise out of poverty and be able to be the drivers of change in their communities by encouraging other girls to embrace science and technology-related courses. The Digital library will be a safe space for girls from the area to come and read e-books and avoid peer pressure related activities from their home area

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization Information

Ready Aiders Foundation

Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
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Ready Aiders Foundation
NAIROBI, NAIROBI Kenya
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