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 7, 2018
Young Women Empowered For Brighter Future!

By Sherry Waweru | Impact Assesment Officer

2017 HCM Graduates
2017 HCM Graduates

To celebrate International Women's Day, we thought we would share the story of one of the hundreds of young women that have been empowered thanks to donations via our project on GlobalGiving , 'Train 300 destitute Kenyan girls for self-reliance'.

It is believed that when you raise the status of women, you stand a real chance of improving everything, which means her life improves as well as those around her. Seed of Hope is one such programme that has brought real transformation in to the lives of young girls, their families and communities around them. The programme exists to equip and empower young people with skills that will provide opportunity for them to find employment or self-employed hence become independent and raise their standards of living. There are over 1000 girls who have graduated from Seed of Hope Programme across the four centres. According to our 2016 statistics, 60% of our graduates are employed while 34% are into self-employment another 5% went back to school for further studies after being able to save enough money from their work. This is a clear indication that the girls are determined to improve their livelihoods like in the case of Fridah.

Fridah was among the first group that pioneered the HomeCare Management Course ( HCM) at Seed of Hope Nairobi. The one year course targeted vulnerable girls and young mothers who were interested in short courses that would enable them to start small businesses or get employed once they completed the training. She lived with an uncle since her mother who was the soul bread winner could not be able to pay for her education. The uncle struggled to pay for her secondary education until she completed but she had no hope for further studies due to financial constrain. She decided to look for casual jobs like washing other people’s clothes so as to support her sickly mother and her siblings. She had a baby and decided to move back to the village as life became unbearable in the city. When the baby was old enough to start school, she left him with the mother and came back to Nairobi to look for greener pastures. It was at this moment that her uncle informed her about Seed of Hope and the free courses being offered. She joined the homecare management course and it was through the support and encouragement from teachers that she became one of the most outstanding students in her class. Her self- esteem and confidence improved significantly and now when she has time she mentors younger girls who have joined the programme.

Fridah has worked in several restaurants and is now managing one of her aunt’s cafés in Nairobi. She said that were it not for Seed of Hope programme, she would not be where she is at the moment as she is able to educate her son, provide for her mother’s medical expenses and more importantly save money in the bank to raise capital for her own business in the near future.

As we finished our interview this is what she said “I am so happy to have had the opportunity to join Seed of Hope programme as it has impacted my life. I had lost hope, I felt alone but the teachers gave me support and I am confident to go out with the certificate I earned to look for jobs.

The impact this programme has had in the lives of women like Fridah would not have been possible without your generous giving! Thank you for supporting our Seed of Hope programme and helping us to give young women dignity, opportunity and hope for a better future!

Fridah
Fridah
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Jan 16, 2018
Thank you for a great year!

By Sherry Waweru | Impact Assessment Officer

Oct 4, 2017
***Our students urgently need your help***

By Laura Sharpe | Fundraising and Partnerships Officer

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

Raising Futures Kenya

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @raisingfutures
Project Leader:
Kirsty Erridge
Nairobi , Kenya
$209,821 raised of $250,000 goal
 
1,885 donations
$40,179 to go
Donate Now
M-PESA

Pay Bill: 891300
Account: GG3807

lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Raising Futures Kenya has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.