Project information

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

April 2014 - April 2016

Charity information: Generation For change and Development

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  • Need

    Need

    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.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve educational achievement & attainment of 100 orphan primary school girls in Mandera kenya.

    Activities

    » SERVICE DELIVERY AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT- remedial classes, provision of solar lamps, books, uniforms & renovations of classrooms and toilets.
    » CAPACITY BUILDING & EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION - Training of teachers, school administrators and school management commitees and PTAs members.

    1) Improved attainment and achievement of girls from the five project schools.

    (3) Increased capacity of school managers and teach


  • Impact

    Impact

    Education is the single most powerful way to lift people out of poverty. This project will improve the educational achievement and attainment of 100 orphaned girls at the end of their primary education. GENCAD will award the girls who successfully complete primary education with secondary school scholarships and we hope these girls will continue with higher education and improve their job prospects.

    Risk

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    Reporting

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  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £31,028

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    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Fundraising £10,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    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.

    Beneficiaries

    The project will run an after-school remedial lessons in Maths and English, 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.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

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