Education  Kenya Project #28378

Train 100 Young Teen Mums to Gain Skills in Kenya

by Community Focus Group (CFG)
Train 100 Young Teen Mums  to Gain Skills in Kenya
Train 100 Young Teen Mums  to Gain Skills in Kenya
Train 100 Young Teen Mums  to Gain Skills in Kenya
Train 100 Young Teen Mums  to Gain Skills in Kenya
Train 100 Young Teen Mums  to Gain Skills in Kenya
Train 100 Young Teen Mums  to Gain Skills in Kenya
Train 100 Young Teen Mums  to Gain Skills in Kenya
Train 100 Young Teen Mums  to Gain Skills in Kenya

Title : Project Ruth Name : Ruth County : Homabay Town: Oyugis Age:18 years Ruth began her training in hairdressing in 9 February 2022.She was very excited and anxious at the same having no background of hairdressing or beauty.The fear of not performing being a student who left class several years back as a dropout kept haunting her as she began her skilled based training at Elegance hair salon. On the orientation day she was introduced to other beneficiaries of the same program and they shared their stories and how the program has transformed their lives. It was enough to encourage her to have faith in herself and increase her self assurance that she can have a better future once she finalizes the training. In three months Ruth can attest that she has learnt a lot in hairdressing. She has a great report on the skills she has already acquired for this period for example retouching and fixing artificial dreadlocks, braiding and cornrow lines. It was impressive to hear she is able to handle a client by herself. She is also earning a commission from every client she handles. Achievements Ruth joined a small Chama (table banking) that the owner of the premise started for her employees. She is able to save the commission she gets and she was able to get some money and paid school fees for her youngest brother who is in school. In addition she is able to support her widowed mum to cater for a few bills and buy food.It is amazing to hear very encouraging stories of the progress she has made three months to this skill based development program initiative by Community focus Group. She is very grateful for the impact the program has granted her as a single mum.

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100 Girls Initiative Progress Report

Year :2021

Cohort: 3

County: Homabay

Background

The 100 girls initiated is a program that was designed and implemented by Community Focus Group since March 2018 and has contributed a lot in the lives of teen mothers in Homabay county and other counties. The program’s main objective is to develop skills of teen mothers who have dropped out of school by imparting them with skills on hairdressing, tailoring, beauty, catering, basketry and jewelry making. The process and the training have brought a lot of changein the lives of teen mothers who have lost hope in life.

So far CFG has trained two cohorts in Homabay county from 2018 which included six participants from Homabay county.Homabay 2021 Cohorts In 2021 homabay selected 2 teen mothers to join the training on hairdressing at Elegance salon inOyugis town. They began their training on the 23rd March 2021 after their orientation by their instructor Pamela. Melvin and Sweery were grateful to join the skill development training after having a difficult experience as teen who dropped out of school.They joined the training on the 23rd March 2021 with no experience on hairdressing but with the zeal to learn and be productive participants. One of the girls joined when her self esteem was very low and it took her time to become social and start opening up due to traumatic experience.

This Is the work you supported us and was successful last year, we look forward to doing much more this year in transforming the lives of teenage mothers in Kenya. 

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Its been a very hard year for many , Many have lost loved ones because of Covid-19, Many have lost Jobs and many businesses have closed down, Many other terrible things have happened like the war in Afghanistan , Hurricane Ida, and flooding in Newyork  ,We pray that it has been well with you and that it will continue to be so until the end of the year. Thank you , that you are still standing with us and receiving our newsletters. Help us continue to be of support to others .
We are pleased to tell you that Jennifer one of our Cohorts in Kajiado County has completed her skills training in hairdressing and has recieved an internship at the dimples salon where she was training.Off we go to enrollment new teenage mothers in October.Thank you for your support!
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Year :2021 Cohort: 3 County: Homabay Background The Train 100 girls project  is a program that was designed and implemented by Community Focus Group since March 2018 and has contributed a lot in the lives of teen mothers in Homabay county and other counties. The program’s main objective is to develop skills of teen mothers who have dropped out of school by imparting them with skills on hairdressing, tailoring, beauty, catering, basketry and jewelry making.

The process and the training have brought a lot of change in the lives of teen mothers who have lost hope in life. So far CFG has trained two cohorts in Homabay county from 2018 which included six participants from Homabay county. Homabay 2021 Cohorts In 2021 homabay selected 2 teen mothers to join the training on hairdressing at Elegance salon in Oyugis town. They began their training on the 23rd March 2021 after their orientation by their instructor Pamela. Melvin and Sweery were grateful to join the skill development training after having a difficult experience as teen who dropped out of school.

 

They joined the training on the 23rd March 2021 with no experience on hairdressing but with the zeal to learn and be productive participants. One of the girls joined when her self esteem was very low and it took her time to become social and start opening up due to traumatic experience that she encountered, being sexually abused that led to her pregnancy. So far, there has been a lot of improvement in their communication skills and their self-esteem has increased. In addition, there has been some progress in their skills development. They can now wash and blow-dry hair well and crotchet artificial dreadlocks. They are still practicing making corn rows and weaving which needs a lot of practice to learn. They believe their passion and commitment to learn the skill will yield results at the end of the six months

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The heart of our challenge since the onset of the global pandemic has been to continue our critical work, supporting and  training teenage mothers helping them forge sustainable livelihoods at a time  where COVID-19 has complicated nearly every decision. Lockdowns, supply shortages, and lack of funding 

As schools in Kenya  have opened and reports show that during the lockdowns , many school going girls became teenage mothers , its time to begin work again and this time to build back better.

With Over 50,000 teenage girls ,who have become teenage mothers its time together with your support begin our work again

 

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Community Focus Group (CFG)

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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Pamela Ateka
Nairobi, Kenya
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