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Girls Club Debates
Bigger than Football

A 'Complete Makeover' awaits the winner of Inter-school Girls Club Debates. The prize of new school uniform, shoes and socks has driven Kendu Bay schoolgirls to serious research and preparation.

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.

KSHP Girls Empowerment has reduced girls' school dropout 98% in our partner primary schools.

Before KSHP, over 240 girls dropped from school every year due to early marriage and pregnancy. In three years, KSHP club education and dignity supplies cut school dropout to only FOUR girls in 2014.

Join us to support Girls' Social Empowerment and Education.

What We Do

Our Sponsor a Student program provides scholarships to orphaned and disadvantaged youth for access to high school education through a Sponsor a Student program.

Students are carefully selected based on achievement and need and matched with individual sponsors.  Sponsored students receive a network of services including school fees, room & board, books & school supplies.  The program provides mentoring & home/school visits, life skills education & leadership training, term break tutoring, and medical & personal support integral to helping each student be socially and academically successful.

Our Girls Social Empowerment program partners with local schools where program-supervised Girls Clubs serve as a vehicle for instruction and sharing. Weekly meetings and activities help build girls' self confidence and decision-making skills and provide health and AIDS prevention education.  To reduce absence during monthly periods, girls receive 'Dignity Kits' containing underwear and locally-made reusable sanitary napkins. Our girls social empowerment includes the participation and education of boys and the community at large.

Our Water & Girls Latrines initiative is dedicated to improving sanitary conditions at local primary schools. The purpose is two-fold: to provide safe, clean and private toilet and hand washing facilities for girls; and to raise community awareness and promote equal education for girls.  To implement this initiative, we forge partnerships with local school communities who participate in the planning, construction and maintenance of the facilities.

Community partnership and participation are integral to every program.