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Merrueshi, Kenya: Sharing Her Empowerment Program - yes S.H.E. can!

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BENEFITING: MAASAI ASSOCIATION

Marina Plesons and Jade Fairbanks

THE STORY:

Hello friends and family! This summer, we are collaborating with the Maasai Association* in Merrueshi, Kenya to address the most pertinent public health issues within their community. Through their hard work and grassroots approach, the Maasai Association has succeeded in founding an award-winning primary school, secondary school, and health clinic, serving over 6,000 community members, where none previously existed. The community has identified the most pressing public health issues to be adolescent pregnancy, early child marriage, and female primary/secondary school dropout. In collaboration with the health clinic and school staff, we are creating a girls mentorship program for female students ages 14-19. The program aims to focus on girl's empowerment, health education, financial literacy, and educational attainment. The girls will self-select a team of 10 mentors who will complete an extensive three-day training with us later this month. With ongoing support from both us and the school leadership team, the mentors will conduct weekly focus group meetings with the other 80 secondary school girls. To incentivize these wonderful mentors and provide for program resources, we are asking for your support to raise money for printed T-shirts, notebooks, and activity materials. Although we are only in Merrueshi until mid-September, the school leadership team is determined to ensure the sustainability of this program and we plan to maintain communication to provide support when necessary. Thank you so much for your time and support, this program would not be possible without your generous contributions! Asanti sana! *The Maasai Association is a registered charitable, non-governmental organization (NGO) that holds 501c(3) status in the United States. http://www.maasai-association.org/

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    $15

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    $25

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  • Katie

    $100

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123% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $615 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Marina Plesons and Jade Fairbanks

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112% Raised of $500 Goal

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Jade Fairbanks

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Donor Comments

Amy N.

Amy N.

Proud to call you my friend JADEY B! 1 year ago

John and Patti Fairbanks

John and Patti Fairbanks

1 year ago

Katie

Katie

DONATION: $100

So proud of you Marina! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Hailey

Hailey

1 year ago

Erin Campbell

Erin Campbell

DONATION: $15

you go girl 1 year ago

AJ

AJ

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 1 year ago

Taylor

Taylor

Love you Jadey B! 1 year ago

Britta McClure

Britta McClure

1 year ago

Natalie Prunty

Natalie Prunty

DONATION: $15

Way to go, ladies! :) 1 year ago