WHAT WE DO
We provide a comprehensive girls health and education program in local primary schools. Our mission is to improve school attendance by eliminating the cause of school dropout and teenage pregnancy. Through Girls Club education and Dignity Kit supplies, this program has reduced pregnancy and dropout from 240/girls per year to ZERO in the 23 primary schools we serve.
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. Before KSHP, nearly 70% of the region's girls did 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: 1,950 adolescent girls at 23 partner schools
GIRLS CLUB EDUCATION
Target population: 4,800 girls in 23 primary schools, grades 4-8
Population served: 11,500 students at 23 primary schools
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 ZERO in 2015.