We're creating sustainable change by empowering community-based organizations across Kenya to be agents of change in the lives of the girls in their community.
We work with 14 local partner organizations throughout Kenya, to equip 10,000 girls a year with sanitary pads, tie on cotton underwear, and reproductive health education to diminish missed school days due to menstruation.
Through our Partnership Program, we also provide community-strengthening trainings for our partner organizations three times a year so that they are equipped with the knowledge and information to create safe spaces for girls.
Our trainings offer guidance on menstrual health management and sexual and reproductive health and rights, while sharing best practices to implement child protection policies through a human rights lens.
meet some of our partners
“We are in a position of leadership & need to tell girls what they need to hear, not what is popular.”
- JAMES BOSSE
SUPPORTING AFRICAN GIRLS IN EDUCATION (S.A.G.E., KISUMU)
Partnership Program Feedback:
- With the increased information our partners learn through our trainings and subsequently impart to girls, girls report increased knowledge about their bodies, their reproductive systems, and their human rights.
- Ninety-five percent of our program participants report feeling better able to manage their periods so they can stay in school, and also report feeling better able to say no to negative peer pressure.
- Information gleaned from our trainings helps to dispel misconceptions and myths related to menstruation.
- Our support has a multiplying effect as the information girls receive extends to their friends, siblings, relatives and even their parents.
- Our partners have a better understanding of what the girls they work with are experiencing and can then find solutions to support them.
This recent media clip from NPR highlights the work of our Partnership Program. In the photo you will see our Programs team leading a lesson to show girls how to use a sanitary pad.