Girls’ education is not just about getting girls into school.
It is about ensuring that girls feel safe and supported while in school so they can complete all levels of education. It’s also about girls acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the labour market and building the life skills necessary to make informed decisions about their own lives and contribute to their families, communities and the world.
When you compound the challenges they face with the impacts of COVID-19, including increasing levels of gender-based violence, child marriages and other obstacles to girls’ access to education, the world quickly becomes a difficult place for young girls to navigate – but it’s not without hope. And education is the answer.
Project At A Glance
Project Location: Mai Mahiu, Nakuru County, Kenya
Timeline: School opening January 2022
Who You Will Help: 600 vulnerable girls from the community where the school is located.
Impact: Girls will have, for the first-time, the opportunity to attend high school. Drop out rates are currently high as there is no high school within the community. This affects all children, but girls in particular face increased risk of violence and exploitation as they walk long distances alone to schools outside their communities.
Girls like Farine, a Bright Hope High School student, are part of a vibrant generation poised to take on the future.
Investing in their education allows them to build better lives for themselves and contribute to the health, safety and prosperity of their families, communities and the world.
HOW YOU WILL HELP
With your help, we will help empower 600 girls in Nakuru County, Kenya, to complete their secondary education.
When girls are educated, they build the knowledge, confidence and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to our ever-changing world. They earn higher incomes, become active participants in the decisions that most affect them, and build better futures for themselves and their families. Educating girls also goes beyond achieving individual goals and dreams. It helps to break intergenerational cycles of poverty and disadvantage, giving all people—including boys and men— opportunities to fulfill their potential. Join us!