Shafira (16 years) with her little brother and baby cousin.
Shafira takes care of her 2 younger brothers. She never knew her father and her mother died 3 years ago of the consequences of aids. Fortunately Shafira’s aunt took them into her home, but she doesn’t earn enough to maintain her own children and Shafira and her brothers. Shafira was an excellent student but there simply isn’t money for further education. Shafira takes on chores every day to feed herself and her little brothers.
With a scholarship we can give Shafira a chance to escape poverty. By helping her to learn a trade, she will be able to find a job and create a future for herself and her brothers.
For who: Girls age 16 – 22
Where: ChildsLife Vocational Centre
Cost per scholarship: € 540,-
Together we can give girls from Kibera slum in Kenya a scholarship at the ChildsLife Vocational Centre. Let’s give them an independent future without poverty.
Scholarships for girls
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.
In the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, women bear the brunt of poverty. They are the last to eat and the 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.
Graduates ChildsLife Vocational Training Centre
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