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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.

Who We Serve

Our programs serve the children of Nyakongo zone in Rachuonyo district of Kendu Bay, Kenya.  Fewer than 50% of all children in this region successfully complete primary education. The dropout rate is highest among girls; more than 70% do not finish grade eight.

Rachuonyo region is one of the poorest and most marginalized districts in Kenya. The 2006 national poverty index places this district in the bottom five out of 222 constituencies in the nation. Over 70% of the population lives on less than one dollar a day. The average life expectancy here is 38 years; the national average is 52 years. HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the district is 25% compared to the nation average of 6.7%, while under-age-five mortality is among the highest in the world, at 250/1000 live births, mostly from vaccine-preventable diseases.

While these statistics may appear daunting, Kenya Self Help Project and its Kendu Bay partners have identified fundamental areas where assistance from generous and caring donors can make an immediate and long-term impact to reverse these cycles while promoting self-sufficiency and community participation.