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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.

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.