We are on a mission
Our mission is to involve entire communities in gender equality, so that girls in rural Kenya can create their own bright futures.
Development is complicated; there is rarely a ‘one size fits all’ approach that will create meaningful and long term change. At Team Kenya, we listen to the international community, our local partners and the community members in Ndhiwa to ensure we are delivering projects that are wanted by the people we are supporting and that are supported by global research and initiatives.
For 2015-2020, in line with the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, we are focusing on the following six areas:
We provide girls with scholarships so they can stay in school, avoid early marriage and pregnancy and break their cycle of poverty.
Economic Sustainability and Food Security
We provide mothers with small loans and business training so they can earn an income, support their families and be equal and respected members of the community.
Health, Hygiene and Nutrition for School Children
We provide our four partner primary schools with water tanks, girl-friendly toilets and hand-washing facilities, so children, especially girls, are healthy and happy in school.
Rural Girls’ Safety and Security
We involve the entire community in the gender equality conversation and fight gender based voilence through education, networking and sport.
Social Justice and Equality
We provide girls and young women with confidence and self-esteem boosting activities to ensure they feel equipped to take their place as equal and respected members of society.
We work in close partnership with a local Kenyan NGO and have worked in the Ndhiwa community for almost 20 years. We are small and sustainable and value transparency, accountability, effectiveness and compassion.