Project information

The YES project

This project will provide targeted support, work experience and mentoring opportunities for 500 orphans and vulnerable children who are secondary school leavers, and have been registered with TMT since primary school. School leavers will be provided careers and application advise and work projects.

February 2017 - March 2018

Charity information: The Mango Tree Orphan Support Programme

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  • Need

    Need

    This project will support secondary school leavers, living in areas characterised by high unemployment rates, extremely high levels of HIV prevalence and poverty. The young people that the project will target have left secondary school with insufficient pass marks to access college and university. They are extremely vulnerable to exploitation as unskilled labour (domestically or as sand harvesters or fire wood collectors), poor sexual health, teenage pregnancy or drug and alcohol abuse.

    Solution

    The ‘Yes’ project will:
    • Facilitate and co-ordinate a local work experience programme providing work opportunities in schools, community centres, on farms and in local businesses
    • Deliver careers talks and one to one careers advice sessions and counselling services
    • Support young people to kick start small local businesses – offering training and access to micro-finance loans.
    • Support applications by young people to vocational training or re-sitting exams.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve work experience and volunteering opportunities for young rural disadvantaged

    Activities

    » Facilitate and co-ordinate a local work experience programme, through linking with schools, projects, and local businesses and finance schemes
    » Provide work experience and volunteering opportunities in schools, community centres, on farms and in local businesses

    200 young people supported in placements in Rachuonyo district, western Kenya by March 2018


    Aim 2

    Mobilise and engage disaffected young school leavers and improve employability

    Activities

    » Develop partnerships with local organisations and businesses
    » Offer career advice, training and workshops at The Mango Tree's newly constructed rural residential training centre in Mawego.
    » Offer training, accommodation and support to access micro- finance loans
    » Support applications and provide extra-tuition for former beneficiaries to vocational training colleges and to re-take secondary schools exams

    200 young people supported in placements in Rachuonyo district, western Kenya by March 2018


    Aim 3

    Improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged young school leavers

    Activities

    » Deliver targeted health education seminars, voluntary testing and counselling services to young people

    200 young people attended health education seminars by March 2016. Testing and counselling services regularly on offer to everyone enrolled on the programme by March 2018


  • Impact

    Impact

    An increase in the overall employment levels amongst rural low-acheiving former TMT beneficiaries in our project area.

    We will closely monitor the programme recording data over the initial 12 months and on-going, provided TMT receives appropriate funding. Our project teams will track participant numbers, types of work and opportunities taken, and conduct surveys and take testimonials that will inform on the progress and employment figures of the 200 young people enrolled on the scheme.

    Risk

    Lack of suitable work experience opportunities within the local business community

    The Mango Tree model of support and systems are embedded with the local community and our projects are run by local people. Are health, education and community teams are well resourced and experienced. The young people have

    Reporting

    Quarterly programme reports are submitted by project staff. Our annual report is published each December. Annual audited accounts are available on request. We produce an annual newsletter update in summer. M&E project reports are also produced mid-term and at the end of a specific grant period.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,500 Workshops careers, health education seminars,
      £7,500 Overheads overall project running cost
  • Background

    Location

    Rachuonyo North District in Homabay County. This is an area characterised by high unemployment rates, high poverty levels, high HIV prevalence and thousands of orphaned children and young people.
    These young people have left secondary school with insufficient pass marks to access college and university. They are extremely vulnerable to exploitation as unskilled labour (domestically or as sand harvesters or fire wood collectors), and poor sexual health, teenage pregnancy or drug/alcohol abuse.

    Beneficiaries

    200 orphans and vulnerable children who are secondary school leavers, who have been registered with The Mango Tree since primary school and live in Rachuonyo North District in Homabay County.

    Indirectly, TMT wider family community will benefit, local people, families and local businesses.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    With 13 years of experience, embedded in the local communities we serve, our education, health and livelihoods projects are tested and successful - and reducing the donor - dependency of the villages we support. Our teams of local staff have developed strong links with the local people, district officials, schools, health services, local leaders and businesses.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Consolata Achieng

    Kenya Programme Director

    David Oyoya

    Education Development Programme Manager

    Juliet Anyango

    Health Programme Head