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KSHP Graduates Scoop
University Scholarships

 Over 525,800 students sat for Kenya's 2015 national exams. All eight KSHP sponsored students emerged with top honors and full university scholarships.

 Orphaned and impoverished, these extraordinary young people seized the treasure of a sponsor's support to improve their lives. These are the faces of Kenya's future. A sponsor's helping hand made it possible.

 "Their lives have been changed in ways we could never imagine or understand," praised Mrs. Odiwa, Yala Primary teacher.

Sponsors are life-changers.

Be a Life-Changer today!

 

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.

Water

WHAT WE DO
We improve hygiene and sanitation by working with local communities at 23 partner schools in Nyakongo zone to construct gender-sensitive latrines and hand washing facilities.  Access to secure and private latrines improves girls' school attendance, health and promotes self-esteem.


THE SITUATION
Lack of privacy from poor latrine facilities discourages girls' school attendance.  Shared facilities and broken doors fail to protect a girl's privacy.  To avoid humiliation, adolescent girls avoid coming to school during their monthly menses. 


HELP GIRLS & THEIR SCHOOLS                                                                                                   

Old latrines   Warao Primary school has only one door for girls.  At Ngeta Primary, both boys and girls must share the few available doors after the boys' latrine collapsed. 

                                 New latrine at Kital Primary School

Kital



WHERE HELP IS NEEDED:

CONSTRUCTION OF GIRLS' LATRINES
Target schools: 5 remaining primary schools in our zone
Student population served: 1,300 girls
Goal: $1,500/school

 

HOW KSHP WATER & SANITATION PROGRAM WORKS
The construction of clean, safe latrines for girls furthers our goal to elevate educational standards at local primary schools and specifically to address barriers that affect girls. School communities seeking project benefits submit application and sign a Partnership Agreement contribution of funds, labor and/or materials.

BY THE NUMBERS
4,500 girls at 18 primary schools in the zone now benefit from NEW hygienic latrines.
2010 - constructed new girls latrines at Manyuwanda, Pier-Got, Ongalo, Kogembo and Otok Primary schools
2011 - new latrines at Bongia, Kital, Awach, Migingo, Achuth and Warao Primary schools
2012 - new latrines at Alego, Kibugu, Yala and Ngeta Primary schools
2013 - new latrines at Rongo Nyagowa, Lieta, and Omuga Primary schools                                                              

OUR 2015 GOAL
To build girls latrines at the remaining 5 partner schools: Simbi, Nyakech, Mango, Kimira, and Warao Primary schools

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