The Kenya Education Project

$4,500 from 10 donors $2,500 goal met!

All donations will support the Kenya Child Protection and Education Project. Funds will be sent directly to World Vision, the organization overseeing distribution to this project.

What is the Kenya Education Project?
The Kenya Education Project is an effort to empower girls in Kenya with education and opportunities, enabling them to go to school, get vocational and community training, and also promote and facilitate reporting of abuse and after-care services.
How does it work?
Money raised in this campaign will be put to work building schools and facilities in 5 World Vision Area Development Programs in the North Rift Valley region of Kenya, building schools, funding outreach and awareness efforts for child’s rights, and empowering young girls.
Where does my money go?
World Vision, a US501(c)(3) organization, will facilitiate the transfer of money from this campaign to projects on the ground in Kenya.
Why participate?
In Kenya, approximately 90% of girls undergoing female genital mutiliation (FGM) will drop out of school by age 13 and many of them will be forced into early marriage.  The best way to stop this injustice is to empower these young girls with education and support.  By donating to this campaign, you will be helping a generation of young girls gain the tools they need to recover from abuse, and ultimately thrive.
How do I know my donation will make a difference?
Once your gift has been implemented, World Vision will send an Impact Story back in the form of a project update detailing how your funds made a difference for girls’ lives in Kenya.

Thanks to...

Dec 26 Reed made a $115 contribution
Dec 19 Joanna gave $50 for a donation to The Kenya Child Protection and Education Project
Joanna gave $50 for a donation to The Kenya Child Protection and Education Project
Dec 31 David made a $1,000 contribution
Dec 30 Laura made a $2,500 contribution
Dec 24 Reed made a $215 contribution
Dec 22 Lisa made a $100 contribution
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Dec 21 Joanna made a $50 contribution
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Lisa made a $150 contribution
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Margo made a $20 contribution
Oct 11 Daryl gave $100 for a $100 donation to The Kenya Child Protection and Education Project

Provide a route to safety and opportunity for vulnerable girls

In Kenya’s North Rift region, harmful cultural practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early marriage, poor school facilities, a weak child protection system, and a nomadic lifestyle undermine the well-being of children and keep them from fulfilling their potential in life.

World Vision is working to increase children’s access to education and thereby open door of opportunity for them. In addition, they are partnering with communities to raise awareness of children’s rights, create environments that protect children, and strengthen the capacity of local organizations that respond to abuse so that children suffering harm are supported in their recovery.

Support the Kenya Child Protection and Education Project

The Kenya Education Project for Vulnerable Girls targets girls who are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early Marriage (EM), which typically take place between the ages of 10 and 13 in certain Kenyan sub-cultures.

The project will be implemented in five World Vision Area Development Programs (ADPs) in the North Rift Valley region of Kenya. Each ADP is a collection of communities and villages, and will range in population from 40,000 – 80,000 people over a wide geographical area.

Education is the best hope children have to break free of poverty’s grip. Being in school also reduces children’s vulnerability to abuse. Each and every donation is important to this project, and will help fund things like classroom school supplies ($60), library bookshelves ($250), desks and benches for a classroom ($720), or Chemistry and Biology lab supplies ($975).

Read stories of real lives changed

The Kenya Child Protection and Education Project provides girls safety and opportunity

One of the most effective ways to combat FGM and early marriages is education. World Vision’s Kenya Child Protection and Education project will benefit approximately 17,000 children in Kenya’s North Rift Provence.

Early marriage, FGM, and a low retention and completion rate for secondary schools go hand-in-hand for girls in this region of Kenya. Many girls have an interest in attending school and may even enroll, but they may be seen as more valuable by their fathers as a source of cattle, received as a dowry for marrying them off to much older men. Poor economic conditions and a recent drought have resulted in even further challenges for families in the area, making it even less likely that families would be willing or able to send their children to school—especially girls.

Kenya Girls School Construction Table