Children
 Kenya
Project #1609

Water & Sanitation ensure 2000 Kenyan girls learn

by Health and Water Foundation
Apr 17, 2012

4 more girls enrolled in school

 

Dear donors,

I take this opportunity to thank you once again for your endless contributions, our organization during this period ( February and March) has been able to enroll 4 more orphans to primary schools, despite primary school in Kenya being provided for free still quite a good number of children are not enrolled and their still high number of drop-outs of children as it was before the introduction of FPE ( free primary education) 7 years ago. Low enrollment and drop out rate has been attributed to mostly lack of learning materials, over-congestion in schools, lack of proper learning facilities.

Our organization has conducted studies and found out that mostly girls especially the adolescent do not attend class regularly due to menstruation and lack of sanitary towels, lack of uniforms and proper wear is another factor that also diminish the girls moral to learning, lack of learning materials is another factor. With this findings we resorted with your help to improve the learning standards and enroll more girls in schools especially the marginalised in Kenya with focus in the Lake Victoria region where the HIV/AIDS prevalent rate is high and also the number of orphans whose parents succumbed to HIV/AIDS.

At the start of the year we set a goal of sending more than 10 girls to school this year and supporting them ( with learning materials,uniforms, social visits and advice whenever necessary - basically being their godmother) till they finish their primary education, through your support we managed to take 3 girls to school, during this period ( February and March) we have taken 4 other HIV/AIDS orphans girls to school and provided them with new school uniforms and learning materials. Two of the girls had dropped out of the school to fend for their siblings after their death of their mother, two others had also dropped out of school and gone to Kisii town ( nearest urban centre) to work illegally (due to their age) as househelpers. The headteacher of the school ( Nyangena D.O.K Primary school) the 4 girls attended informed us of the drop-out girls and through their relatives in the community we were able to locate them and talk them to return to school.

As of now we have taken 7 girls back to school since the start of this year (2012) already remaining with 3 more in order to meet our set goal of the year. Once we meet the target we will set another one and send even more marginalized girls to schools. I will be updating you regularly on the progress of this project. Thank you

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Health and Water Foundation

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.healthandwater.org
Health and Water Foundation
Project Leader:
Evans Misati
Executive Director, Health and Water Foundation
Nairobi, Kenya

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