Education is the most powerful tool to improve the lives of girls and young women in East Africa. Girls who are educated become self-confident, strong, critical thinkers, and better decision makers.
They marry later, dare to dream, and take leadership roles in their communities.
The Kenyan government pays a nominal portion of secondary school fees. We place girls in day or secondary boarding schools for four years where they have three meals a day, electric light, and time to study.
Without an Education a Girl Has
With an Education She Can
no stable job or bank account
no financial independence
no Decision-making power at home
no freedom to leave
no protection from abuse
no inheritance or property rights
no right over her own body
no right to say “no” to Adolescent marriage
no ability to critique or improve her own culture
hold a Stable Job and open a bank account
have financial independence
protect herself and her children from abuse
claim equal property and Inheritance rights
claim her right over her own body
claim her her right to say no to forced marriage
make good medical decisions for her family
critique and improve her own culture