The beneficiaries of this project represent a broad spectrum of individuals sharing the common factors of being girls and young women from the informal urban settlements of Nairobi. These girls and young women are facing the challenges of systemic poverty that this environment procures and thus represent a cohort of females who are greatly under-privileged in Kenyan society. Some of the girls are enrolled in formal or non-formal schools, yet continue to face major financial challenges in their efforts to procure the necessary school fees in order to ensure an uninterrupted learning process throughout the full academic year. That is, for those girls enrolled in school programs, they are often required to miss classes throughout the year due to an inability to pay their required fees and/or lack the funds to buy sanitary products when they are menstruating. As a result of challenges both at home and in school settings, many girls drop-out of learning institutions and miss out on this invaluable stepping stone towards alleviating their present realities of living in impoverished states within the informal township communities within which they reside. It is not uncommon for the girls to fit the definition of orphans and vulnerable children as a result of the devastation HIV/AIDS has evoked upon our community. Furthermore, many of the girls that our programs serve are from single parent, female-headed households as a result of the common practice running rampant in the prowling slums, of males turning to criminal behaviour leaving many children and youth without male role models or father-figures.
One girl will be able to get exercise books she needs to go to school.
What To Bring
Books, pens, basketballs, basketball kits, shirts, crayons, markers, pencils, basketball shoes etc.
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