School drop out high for the girl child in Kenya in poor families who cannot pay for school lunch, uniforms. The girls who drop out are married before the age of 18, child marriage has a devastating impact on a girl's health and independence, and usually spells the end of her education and her dreams. When you educate a girl, everything changes the reason we are seeking support to help 30 girls buy uniforms, pay for school lunches and help keep them in school without dropping out.
While the Kenyan government provides primary education for free, public education system is plagued by a host of serious issues. Schools charge fees for uniforms, and lunch. Thus, in reality, the education is not actually free at all. Due to level of poverty girl child drop out is increasing leading to early marriage, early pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. In the drop out the young vulnerable girls look for jobs to earn money. The project is to minimize drop out rate, and break the cycle of poverty.
The project steps in to pay for lunch for 30 girls in at least 3 schools across a population of 6,000 and to help in dismantling the barriers to girls education by partnering with their community, teachers, government officials and traditional authorities to deliver the entitlements. We hope the support will not be a one-off injection of money, but a package to allow them finish school and maximize the value of their education.
The project will educate 30 girls in high school. Most poor parents are able to retain both boys and girls in primary school but give preference to boys after this. Enable the girls to continue with their schooling until completion: thereafter marry, have children at the right age, be less likely to resort to prostitution to earn money, avoid incidences of early, unwanted pregnancy, and also HIV/AIDS infection, improved health, stop having malnourished children and stopping the cycle of poverty.