Success for Girls in School
Who does it help?
Girls aged between 10-17 in each of our partner primary schools and the surrounding communities:
Pala Primary School
Arina Primary School
Bongu Primary School
Kuodogo Primary School
Ndhiwa Primary School
Ndhiwa Hospital Primary School
What does it involve?
- Girls have access to a learning and resource centre, library, meeting and homework club venue with mentoring.
- Support, training and counselling by teachers and mentors at least twice per week in school.
- A social worker from our partner organisation NCEDP visits each school at least once per week for group work, individual guidance and counselling.
- Social Worker also conducts home visits and provides guidance and counselling to families of girls who have been victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV).
- Confidence building extra-curricular activities including football, dance and drama in schools and also at weekends.
- IT training for girls
- Football training sessions as part of our Brighter Futures project
- Termly Girl’s Fun Days during holidays and homework club to boost confidence and self-esteem.
- Extra tuition and support provided for the girls , in school and at weekends and holidays.
- Teaching and learning resources provided to partner schools
- Water tanks built for clean drinking water in schools
- Improved toilets with water tanks for hand washing
- Health and hygiene training Parents, teachers, chiefs, school board members all involved in meetings, training, workshops etc to improve academic performance and safety and security of girls
- Improving teaching and learning in partner schools as part of our Raising Achievement project
- Working towards abolishing corporal punishment in primary schools
Why did we decide to do this?
Even though primary school is technically free in Kenya, many families cannot afford, or choose not, to send girls to school. There are also additional costs such as uniforms, books and exam fees, which many families cannot afford.
Girls face many barriers which prevent them from staying in school and performing well.
Girls often drop out of primary school due to child marriage, pregnancy and household chores. School related gender based violence is widespread.
Our Success in School for Girls project aims to remove those barriers.