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Jennifer Beltrame's Fundraiser:

Chicago Half Marathon for Heshima Kenya

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EVENT DATE: Sep 12, 2010

Jennifer Beltrame


Heshima Kenya is an international nonprofit organization devoted to identifying, protecting and empowering unaccompanied refugee children and youth living in Nairobi, Kenya who have fled from Somalia, Ethiopia, Burundi, the congo and Eritrea. The needs, experiencesm emotional wellbeing, and potential of adolescent girls are at the heart of Heshima Kenya's mission and are the focus of their specialized education, shelter, and out reaching programming, Advocacy for this group is essential becuase unaccompanied refugee girls between 13 -19 years of age are at a particular high risk of neglect, exploitation and abuse, especially in urban areas such as Nairobi. Their model is designed to foster self-sufficiency and integration, promote healing and peacem and empower these minors to take ownership of their own future and that of the community.

Heshima Kenya's Girl's Empowerment Project provides a safe, open environment where participants can cultivate their identities and learn about their human rights. Participants in the program:

*Gain a working knowledge of basic education concepts in math, English, and Swahili using specialized curriculum for girls with no formal schooling.
*Engage in life-skills discussions and activities surrounding topics of gender based violence prevention, reproductive health and nutrition, HIV prevention, peace and human rights, community resources, and art therapy.
*Participate in vocational training to gain a foundation for future self-reliance and independence.
*Invest in income-generating projects through participation in a financial literacy course followed by a competitive micro-loan program to begin their own businesses.

I am honored to be able to help this amazing program. Won't you please support me in doing so? Anything you can donate is much appreciated! Thanks!


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