Scholarships for girls in Kenya – A future without poverty

Scholarships for girls in Kenya – A future without poverty

We want to give 75 scholarships to girls in Kenya. Help us break the circle of poverty by giving girls a scholarship and an independent future! Make a donation. 

Women produce half the world’s food, put in two-thirds of the world’s working hours, and yet make only 10 percent of the world’s income! That’s why women and girls are at the heart of ChildsLife community-based efforts.

The ChildsLife Vocational Centre was built and is now managed by ChildsLife and has been operating successfully for over five years since 2011. ChildsLife has a waiting list for girls who would love to go to school, but can’t.

The Centre offers a range of courses such as hairdressing, tailoring, electrical installation and computer courses, etc. All designed to provide the student with the opportunity to either finding a job or setting up their own business. A scholarship costs € 540,- per student and pays for registration, materials, a school uniform and the National Kenya Exam.

Why girls?
In the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, women bear the brunt of poverty. They are the last to eat and te first to keep home from school. For these girls a chance at a good future, without poverty, is very limited. Empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities, and are therefore key to reducing poverty.

The 75 students will be screened and selected in January and start their education in February.

What:                              75 scholarships
For who:                         Girls age 16 – 22
Where:                            Kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya
Cost per scholarship:      € 540,-
Needed amount:             € 40.500,-


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