Poverty, early marriage, and familial obligations combine to create extreme disparities in Kenyan girls' access to education: while young women comprise a stunningly successful 48% of all primary school students, less than 30% of girls who complete primary school make it to secondary school. Of these, even fewer complete their secondary school education, a prerequisite for access to positions of leadership and an ability to influence the policy-making process.
We identify high-potential girls and ensure they gain access to top quality education by linking them with local professional women mentors. Additionally, they undergo a rigorous leadership training program grounded in service-learning.
Justice is best served when there is a diversity of voices at the decision-making table. Poor women are underrepresented and under-served by decision-making processes across Kenya. We are successfully investing in the next generation African leaders.