Under this project, we were able to deliver the following life skills topics to 503 girls and boys in 5 primary schools:
Wawili wawili (togetherness)
Menstruation and hygiene
Gender and sex
The sessions were implemented between January and March 2022, before schools closed for holidays.
We have also distributed footballs to 603 children, among them 283 girls, through their schools. The balls will be used to play during their after school activities and lesson breaks.
EDUCATING GIRLS IN NORTHERN KENYA
Under this project, using funds received from GlobalGiving, we have achieved the following results:
We trained one graduate of our tailoring and dressmaking class of 2015 to make reusable sanitary pads for girls in schools. We found it was cheaper to make our own sanitary pads instead of buying from suppliers.
In total, we have produced 277 reusable sanitary pads at our tailoring centre.
We have also separately purchased 50 reusable sanitary pads.
In total, 11 girls have received a set of 5 reusable sanitary pads each for their use. This will help them not to miss classes and reduce the financial strain on them and their families. The remaining 222 pads, along with any new ones produced, will be distributed to other girls after schools reopen. Schools have been closed for holidays for the last one month.
128 girls received scholarships from the project between November 2021 and February 2022. The scholarship average amount was 5,900 Kenya shillings ($54). The highest scholarship award was 10,000 shillings ($92).
In total, we used 767,000 shillings ($7,120) to award these scholarships.
We have used 91% of the funds we received from GlobalGiving in November 2021 for the above activities. The remaining $860 will go towards purchasing additional supplies for the reusable sanitary pads and overhead costs like bank charges.
Using solar lamps received from our partnership with Namene Solar, 63 girls and women are now able to study and work better at night. The lamps are very light and durable.
We thank all our donors for their support in achieving these results. We also look forward to your continued support. We have attached a financial report for reference, along with images of some of our activities.
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