Let Girls Learn

Let Girls Learn

Wasichana Wote Wasome (Let Girls Learn) is part of UKAID’s Girls Education Challenge. The goal of the project is to improve school enrollment, retention, attendance and learning for girls in Kenya’s arid/semi-arid regions and urban slums. Girl Child Network is targeting 124,000 marginalized girls in Tana River, Kwale and Kilifi counties. Through hosting community dialogues about the importance of educating girls, training teachers in gender pedagogy, making schools more gender-friendly, holding Back-to-School events, and making household visits to identify out-of-school girls, we are seeing thousands of girls enroll and re-enroll in school!

$20/month, 1 condition: Keep your girls in school (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a 2 part series about our cash transfer program. Read Part 1. After years of working for girls’ education in the northeastern and coastal regions of Kenya, we noticed one thing that seemed to keep more girls out of school than anything else: money. Sometimes it was not being able […]

$20/month, 1 condition: Keep your girls in school (Part 1)

After years of working for girls’ education in the northeastern and coastal regions of Kenya, we noticed one thing that seemed to keep more girls out of school than anything else: money. Sometimes it was not being able to pay school levies, and other times it was depending on daughters to generate income, but it […]

Rukia’s Story

For most of the year, Tana River County is hot and dry. But during rainy seasons, short thunderstorms can cause flash floods because the dry, compact soil can’t absorb the water quickly enough. These floods can temporarily displace entire communities, causing confusion and disrupting education. At 14, Rukia lived near Chifiri Primary School and walked […]

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