Forum for African Women Educationalists, Kenya
Supporting girls and women acquire education for development.
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Young women in Kisumu County are faced with poverty and unemployment. Poverty excludes them from gaining the necessary skills to join the formal economy and improve living conditions and future earning potentials for themselves and their families. Roughly 70 percent of the poor in Kenya are concentrated in rural areas, including Western Kenya (Rural Poverty Portal, 2010.
Poverty and unemployment among young women has mainly been attributed to lack of access to resources and limited enjoyment of socially valued goods, opportunities and rewards. Poverty and unemployment in turn make young women to be vulnerable to HIV and AIDs, sexual abuse and gender based violence. In addition, young women, being the care givers and bread winners, are not able to provide for their families. Food insecurity has in turn led to malnutrition among children under the ages of five.
Young women also lack start up capital for engaging in businesss, this is mainly due to lack of collateral needed by financial institutions.
The youth population in the County is 318, 297, which is 35per cent of the total population;
The problem facing the youth includes limited employment opportunities and lack of technical and
Through this capacity building initiative, the recipients will be better positioned to market their skills in the formal labour market and expand their businesses, and thus, improve their income-generating capacities.
The Forum for African Women Educationalists: Kenya Chapter (FAWEK) is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to support Kenyan women and girls to acquire education for development. We are a member of the FAWE network, working in 33 Sub Saharan African countries to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education, in support of the Education for All (EFA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the last 19 years FAWEK interventions has focused on increasing access, improving retention, and enhancing girls’ performance through research-guided interventions that demonstrate impact, and engages in community and national level policy making advocacy.
Currently FAWE Kenya Chapter is implementing Women Entrepreneurship program with support from the Chinese Embassy through ZTE Corporation Kenya. The overall goal of the project is to enhance skills on Financial Management and Entrepreneurship of four women groups in Western Kenya by building their capacity in basic financial literacy and management skills.
The project works with 4 community groups in Western Kenya. Each of these groups has a membership of 20-24 members bringing the total target to eighty (80) women.
The women’s groups are currently implementing various income generating projects that have been successful in keeping girls in school. we would wish to expand this initiative to other area that vulnerability is high, and its for the reason we are seeking for partnership.
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Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI)
Mtama Road, off 6th Parklands Avenue, Highridge-Parkland
Nairobi, P.O Box 52597-00200
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Teresa Otieno
Title: National Coordinator
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: FAWE Kenya
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