Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls

by Raising Futures Kenya
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls
Safe futures - self-reliance for 675 Kenyan girls

Project Report | Mar 25, 2022
An exciting year for new Seed of Hope students

By Victoria Hancock Fell | Co-Director

SOH Manager Flo hands out certificates
SOH Manager Flo hands out certificates

Hello and thank you so much for your continued support of our Seed of Hope programme!

In December 2021 and January 2022, 221 girls and young women graduated from the 2021 Seed of Hope cohort. Students from three centres across Kenya came together to celebrate our most sucessful year yet in terms of student numbers at Seed of Hope. Seed of Hope staff, family and friends attended the ceremonies and alumni joined us to share their stories and inspire recent graduates. There was a real air of celebration with dancing, singing and smiles all around and young people with a sense of pride and hope for the future - thank you for helping make this happen. 

One of the newer elements of the Seed of Hope programme is the introduction of childcare vouchers for any students (mostly girls and young women) with dependents. This was introduced when we heard that many young women struggled to attend classes due to caring responsibiliites. Every student with children now recieves a voucher that they can use towards the cost of childcare. One of the young women who recieved the vouchers told us "I have never imagined somone giving me money for taking care of my child as I learn for free without paying a single cent. I feel like crying, for the first time in my life I feel love"

Our team has worked hard in the early weeks and months of the year to recruit the first cohort of 2021 with 215 students in total enrolled, 114 of which are girls and young women. With our new shorter courses this is just one of the multiple cohorts that will pass through the Seed of Hope training centres in 2022. 

For our Nairobi students, this will be the final year that they are learning from makeshift classrooms and old shipping containers - with our plans to build a brand new, accesible and purpose built centre on our Nairobi site taking shape and with around 15% of our budget left to fundraise for. You can find out more about this by checking out our GlobalGiving project 'Skills training centre for 14-25 yr olds - Nairobi' .

We are as always so grateful for your continued support and can't wait to update you again soon. 

Kind regards, 

Florence Olwenge and Vic Hancock Fell 

Current Nairobi site
Current Nairobi site
A family celebrates
A family celebrates
A graduate from SOH Kariti
A graduate from SOH Kariti

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Nov 29, 2021
A record-breaking year!

By Vic Hancock Fell | Co-Director

Aug 4, 2021
New students join Seed of Hope

By Kirsty Erridge | Co-Director

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