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.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1169045)
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.
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.''
''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.''
''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.''
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