Education For All
Girls Education Challenge (GEC – T) project: commonly referred to as “Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu” is a DFID funded project that is supporting some of the most marginalised communities across Kenya by first having a deep understanding of the highly challenging barriers girls face in accessing education then uses the understanding to bring out the enormous potential of our girls, while committed to help them achieve their potential. The ambitious vision for our GEC Transition (GEC-T) project Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu (“Let Our Girls Succeed”) is enable each of our 72,000 girls enrolled into the program complete education and transition to the next level. The level would be Secondary or TVET for thpse unable to continue with mainstream education. Currently in primary school, the project main target area is for the learners to complete their current phase of education, achieve improved literacy and Numeracy learning outcomes and transition successfully to a productive and positive next phase. In implementation, the project is guided by research, for example at baseline assessment it was noted that there is School-related, gender-based violence: Girls FGDs in both urban slums and ASALs revealed the presence of gender-based violence (GBV) in schools across the counties visited. The GBV was perpetrated by boys, teachers and community members and tolerated by BOMs. This finding has informed the intervention that we have been using to address SGBV in the school set up. The project also addresses the Impact of Gender Inequalities and Marginalisation on Girls’ Education. To be able to realise the best result the project focuses on intervention around the girl in four areas; the Girl herself, the girls in School, the girl In the community and the Girl at home.
Construction of an entire secondary school
Fafi girls’ secondary school, the first Girls Secondary school in Fafi Sub County. This was from identification of land, fencing, construction, and equipping. Setting up classrooms, kitchen, dormitory, laboratory, IGA, dairy goats and poultry. The project was done in partnership with Safaricom foundation and the local community.
Construction of water collection system and equipping of laboratory
We did this project at for Hulugho girls’ secondary school in Ijara sub county, Banane secondary school, renovation and equipment of laboratory, toilets and roof water collection. Water storage tank was installed, 10000 litres.
Supply of lab equipment and establishment of poultry farm at Madogashe secondary Lagdera sub county.
Construction of dining hall, equipping of Science laboratory equipment and construction of school dispensary at Umusalama girls secondary school
Construction of laboratory and dining hall At, Iftin Girls secondary school.
A climate change in Schools intervention project was successfully implemented in 20 schools in Tana River county, 8 schools were supported with installation of energy saving JIKOS, solar system in 6 schools
Establishment of kitchen gardens in 6 schools, environmental support (tree planting,
environmental clubs in schools) in all 20 schools, renovation in 2 schools.
Equipped 8 schools with desks. Within the 20 schools there was training of
900 girls on leadership and mentorship skills. Hygiene kits were also
provided for 900 girls in partnership with WHH, GCN.
Natural Resource Management