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Girls Club Debates
Bigger Than Football

Twelve girls received a 'Complete Makeover' of new school uniform, shoes and socks as winners of Inter-school Girls Club Debates.

Girls Club debates have become bigger news than boys football. Bigger than anything a Kendu Bay girl has ever experienced: to be noticed for achieving and appreciated for her articulate and well-researched advocacy.

This innovative girls program is empowering the futures of thousands of Kendu Bay girls.  

Before KSHP, over 240 girls dropped from school every year due to early marriage and pregnancy. In four years, KSHP club education and dignity supplies cut school dropout to only TWO girls in 2015.

Programs receive 100% of donor giving.

Girls Empowerment

WHAT WE DO
We provide a comprehensive girls health and education initiative in local primary schools to improve girls school attendance and provide essential health information and material support.

THE SITUATION
Lacking money for underwear and sanitary supplies, adolescent girls stay home during their menstrual periods.  Falling behind in their school work, girls feel discouraged and drop out of school.  More than 70% of the region's girls do not finish grade eight.  Outside of school's environment, girls are cut off from receiving critical health and AIDS education and are pressured for early marriage.  AIDS prevalence among girls in this district is 25%, compared to the national average of 6.7%.


HELP GIRLS STAY IN SCHOOL


WHERE HELP IS NEEDED

SUPPLIES: DIGNITY KITS for adolescent girls
Target population: 1,850 adolescent girls at 23 partner schools

GIRLS CLUB EDUCATION
Target population: 4,600 girls in 23 primary schools, grades 4-8 

 


TEXTBOOKS:
Population served: 11,500 students at 23 primary schools
Goal: $250/school

Students attending our target schools lack basic resources to develop reading proficiency. Textbooks empower the economic and social futures of these children.

BY THE NUMBERS
- 100% of adolescent girls at 23 schools receive personal 'Dignity Kit' supplies.
- 100% partner schools participate in girl child program development and teacher training.
- Teenage pregnancy and school dropout reduced from 240 girls/year to only four girls in 2014.

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