Project information

Brighter Futures for Girls in Kenya

Team Kenya takes a holistic approach to providing girls with access to quality education.We work in partnership with local primary schools to provide water and sanitation, improve teaching and learning, run Girls Support Groups, provide for girls needs in school and to tackle Gender Based Violence.

Our school partnerships run on an ongoing basis. We are seeking funding to help establish a new school partnership and run it for 12 months

Charity information: Team Kenya

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  • Need

    Need

    In Ndhiwa, Kenya less than 50% of girls complete primary education, and very few go on to complete secondary school. 26% of girls are married before their 18th birthday and many women and girls are subject to Gender Based Violence in their communities and in schools.

    Solution

    Team Kenya works in partnership with local primary schools to create girl friendly environments..
    We will form a new school partnership and introduce a football programme to tackle gender based violence in schools. We will introduce Girls Support Groups for girls at risk of abuse and provide those girls with extra support in the form of home visits, counselling, IT training, uniforms, solar lamps, sanitary pads and extra tuition. We will also work with the school to improve teaching practices.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Increase enrollment of girls in school

    Activities

    » We will introduce a School Business farm. Income from the farm will be used to purchase uniforms, solar lamps and sanitary pads for girls
    » We will run a mixed gender football programme to tackle GBV in school and in the wider community.
    » We will set up Girls Support Groups to enhance self esteem, provide counselling and support, conduct home visits and build confidence.
    » We will train mothers of our Girls Support Groups members in improved agricultural techniques to increase food security and household income.

    We will assess the attendance records in our partner schools


    Aim 2

    Improve academic performance of girls in school

    Activities

    » We will run homework clubs for girls who are in need of extra tuition and support to increase their grades.
    » We will offer IT training to girls to help improve the quality of their education and enhance their IT literacy.

    We will monitor the academic progress of girls within our support groups and the school as a whole


  • Impact

    Impact

    We expect the project to make the school a safer and more enjoyable environment for girls. We will demonstrate this with constant monitoring and evaluation, and through questionnaires with staff and pupils.
    We also expect this change to be reflected in the number of girls enrolled in the school and the academic performance of girls

    Risk

    The development of a school business farm faces risks from drought and seasonal weather changes that can affect its success. In order to mitigate this risk we plant short term, medium term and long term crops that are indigenous and drought resistant.

    Our programme that tackles Gender Based Violence in the community challenges socially ingrained norms and could cause anger in the community. We deal with these risks by holding community workshops and engaging key leaders in the community

    Reporting

    We will provide a report to donors after 6 and 12 months to update on progress within our new partner school

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 School business farm establishment of a school farm to generate income for girls needs, and train mothers
      £2,000 Football programme Mixed gender football programme to tackle Gender based Violence
      £1,000 IT training and homework clubs extra tuition for girls in the girls support group, and additional training for teachers
      £1,000 Girls Support Groups Building confidence and self esteem and providing counselling and support
  • Background

    Location

    Ndhiwa is located within Homa Bay County in Western Kenya. Over 60% of the population in Ndhiwa live on less than $1 per day and the majority of the population is reliant on subsistence farming. Despite this over 50% of the population do not have sufficient food to feed their families.
    Less than 50% of girls complete primary school and 26% of girls are married before their 18th birthday. Ndhiwa has the highest prevalence of HIV in Kenya with over 26% of the population HIV positive.

    Beneficiaries

    Girls in our new partner school will benefit from increased access to education, and the whole school will benefit from a safer environment and improved teaching practices.
    The mothers of girls in the school will also benefit from training in improved agricultural techniques.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Team Kenya is run by a dedicated group of volunteers and one staff member who have extensive knowledge of the Ndhiwa area, and the needs of the population. We have established excellent working relationships with our local delivery partners, local authorities, local government officials and schools in the area that enable us to bring about long term change and tackle locally identified needs.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Valerie Wilson

    Valerie is our voluntary CEO and will oversee this project. Valerie has been working in Ndhiwa for 18 years