The project will support 100 Somali Pastoral girls access education in the secondary level in the arid region of Garissa, Northern Kenya. Pastoralist Girls Initiative will pay school fees for 100 girls for 1 year, procure books, uniform, sanitary towels and pants to ease the burden of the poverty stricken families who due to harsh climatic condition and their nomadic lifestyle of moving from one place to another in search of pasture and water can not afford to send their girls to school.
Girls finishing primary school do not always transit to secondary school, there is competition between girls and boys as to who should benefit from scarce resources and boys always win as they are preferred to girls. Absence of government support to local initiatives outside of the nationally prescribed education "package" is a big barrier to girls education. The project will pay school fees for 100 girls to access secondary education in most remote and arid area of Garissa, Northern Kenya
Pastoralist Girls Initiative will reach out to 100 girls direct beneficiaries to access secondary education. The school fees for girls will entail paying for the girls learning, meals and accommodation for a period of 1year. The girls will also benefit from books, bags, uniform to enable them perform well in their studies. Girls will be support with sanitary towels and pants to use when in their menstruation.
The project will educate 100 girls to transit to university or tertiary level of education. It will raise families in poverty, in which the educated girls provide for themselves and give back to the society.