For women in Kenya, science is not an easy career to get into. For those who choose this career path, there is often a lack of mentorship and job opportunities. We are proud to support a dynamic team of Kenyan female scientists, actively working in science and, inspiring younger girls to follow their dreams. As the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our life's, we continue to support these women, despite our own financial losses. Help us support these amazing female scientists.
Science has been widely considered to be masculine career in Kenya. From an early age, women are often led to believe their career is secondary to that of a man. Sadly, only 65% of women attend secondary school, and a tiny 3.3% reach tertiary education. For those women who do make it through education, the lack of mentorship is another hurdle to overcome, further widening the gender imbalance in certain careers.
Due to COVID-19, we have lost major funding that would be used to pay these female scientists for the next 3 months, because their work in marine conservation cannot wait. We only require your help while COVID-19 continues to threaten our valuable work and these women's careers. We have been assured that our funding will return as soon as COVID-19 is over.
Your donation will help support these Kenyan women in science, helping them continue to inspire hundreds more young Kenyan women to dream bigger. Furthermore, enabling these women to continue working during this time allows them to play an active role in the development of future programmes. Finally, with minimal opportunities available to these women, especially during this time, job security is imperative for their own personal development and financial security.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).