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Forward Ever!  Backward Never!

We are Girls' Club from
(school name)
We are here to transform girls’
education
FORWARD EVER
BACKWARD NEVER
We must achieve objectives
of the club.

We are mothers and women
of the future
We are leaders of tomorrow
Intelligent, passionate and loving
TOGETHER we will build Kenya
TOGETHER we will build our country.


With this pledge, weekly Girls' Clubs begin across Kendu Bay. The message: GIRLS are IMPORTANT and VALUED and their lives hold POTENTIAL.


DONATE TODAY to our special
'Forward Ever - Backward Never'
   GIRLS! Campaign

 

 

Girls Club Debates Begin 

Representatives from eight Girls Clubs competed in their first debate: "Should girls be treated the same way as boys?"  The winners received paper and pencils for their school's club activities.

Debate topics require planning and research - and help girls sharpen their public speaking skills.

Empowerment

WHAT WE DO
We support 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: 1,750 adolescent girls at 23 partner schools
Goal: $20/girl

CLUBS: GIRLS CLUB & BOYS CLUB support
Target population: students in 23 primary schools, grades 4-8
Population served: 4,600 students
Goal: $100 per school


TEXTBOOKS:
Population served: 11,500 students at 23 primary schools
Goal: $50/set, $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 18 schools received personal 'Dignity Kit' supplies in 2013.
- 100% partner schools participate in girl child program development and teacher training.
- 0% incidence of teenage pregnancy at 18 schools with active Girls Clubs

OUR 2014 GOAL
To implement a Girls Club curriculum that promotes mutual respect of gender and health education.

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