Team Kenya

Give a Girl the Gift of Education and Safety

Girls living in Homa Bay County, Kenya are amongst the most vulnerable and disempowered worldwide. We are fundraising to ensure that girls remain in school to access their right to education in spaces where they are safe from gender-based violence, child marriage and teenage pregnancies.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1169045)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,800

Amount raised

£6,915

Donations

37

Championed by Waterloo Foundation (International)

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

Kenya

Situation

We are challenging gender inequalities that disproportionately impact girls, including no education, gender-based violence, child abuse, child marriage & teenage pregnancies. After 9 months of school closures, between 15-30% of girls have not returned to local schools, primarily due to high rates of teen pregnancy & early marriage. Girls lack a voice in the community, have little independence & few future prospects, which is exacerbated when girls are denied access to education & safe spaces.

Solution

Team Kenya & our grassroot partner Twende Pamoja provide a multifaceted approach & impactful solutions to problems facing vulnerable girls. 98.7% of girls we support returned to our partner schools when they reopened. Twende Pamoja successfully adapted their programmes during the school closures to prioritise the most vulnerable girls in the community. We continue to support girls to stay in school with Girls' Support Groups, counselling, emergency support, teacher training & mixed gender clubs.

  • ''I have seen how girls around the world can make real change happen when given the opportunity. With Twende Pamoja we are gradually removing the many barriers which prevent girls from having the opportunity to be the person they want to be, not the person circumstances force them to be.''

    — Lynda - Team Kenya Chair of Trustees

  • ''When a girl gets an education she learns more than numeracy and literature; she learns that she is important. It gives her the ability to stand up for her rights, go for her dreams and change the world.''

    — Jess - Supporter

  • ''All my experiences with Team Kenya have made me confident, strong, happy and a good problem solver, who can manage several issues and also give guidance. For now I am happy that I am part of those creating awareness on child rights and working to stop gender based violence.''

    — Anatalia - Twende Pamoja volunteer and university graduate who was supported by Team Kenya