Education
 Kenya
Project #6742

Provide Scholarships to 20 poor girls in Kenya

by Links Africa

Summary

Provide scholarship, educational resources, campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) & HIV/AIDS, and train mentors to support talented girls from poor households in Kenya.
$250.00
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Kenya is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than 60% of the population lives in abject poverty with a dollar a day. Consequently, the wide gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow. The financial constraints lead to knowledge gap and creates an impossible situation for the poor to find their way out of poverty. One surest way to help is to provide education so that they can realize their full potential and become competitive in the global knowledge-based economy.

Solution

Provide poor girls with empowerment through quality education and mentoring so that they can protect themselves against FGM, HIV/AIDs, early marriages, unwanted pregnancies-education provides skills to compete in the global knowledge-based economy.

Long-Term Impact

The project produces educated young women, capable of creating positive social change through contribution to social, economic, and political development in Kenya. This leads to an empowered society devoid of violence against women and girls

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.linksafrica.org
Links Africa main website

Organization Information

Links Africa

Location: Arlington, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.linksafrica.org
Links Africa
Project Leader:
Jane Njuru
Arlington, VA Kenya

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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