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Bridge Educational Gaps For 100 orphan girls Kenya

About 1 in 10 girls completing primary schools in Mandera County achieve required minimum marks to join secondary schools due to inadequate teachers & resources, overcrowded classrooms, lack of facilities at home & parental illiteracy. This project aim to bridge educational gaps for 100 orphan girls

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 April 2014 to 12:00 AM, 1 April 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1136899)

Amount raised

£25

Donations

1

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

Situation

Mandera County is a remote arid region 1136km from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.9 out of 10 people in the county live below the poverty line. Although the number of girls in primary school has increased, still 6 out of 10 girls in Mandera are out of school. Orphaned girls from poor families are most affected. Girls as young as 12 years old work to contribute to family income, forcing them to drop out of school. Others take on caring roles to assist their mothers.This impacts on their performance.

Solution

The project will run an after-school remedial lessons in Maths, English and Kiswahili, provide essential personal hygiene products such as sanitary pads, uniform, solar lantern for use at home to reduce financial burden on the girls' families and mentoring to build their confidence. The project will work closely with the schools to monitor regularly the girls' progress at school. Together we can provide a real and meaningful change for orphaned girls. Get involved and share the joy with us.