EVENT DATE: Apr 10, 2014
About 300 teenage girls in Kenya leave school every week due to unplanned pregnancies which is the second most reason for school drop out after poverty. Sister Smile is an initiative to provide school bursary to poor girls, mentorship to vulnerable girls and empower out of school girls due to teen pregnancies with vocational and entrepreneurship skills. Your donation can retain a girl in school, reduce cases of teen pregnancy, provide adolescent mother with skills for sustainable livelihoods.
How will this project solve this problem?
The solution to this problem is simple; Help send a girl to school. Help provide a girl with mentorship to overcome unplanned pregnancies. Give vocational training to teen mother and subsequently, a training on entrepreneurship to help her raise income for her family.
Potential Long Term Impact
Retaining girls in school eventually boost their future wages which has effect on the community poverty. Provision of appropriate life skills mentorship to those girls in school will improve their self esteem and performance and reduce unplanned pregnancies and HIV infections. Training girls on vocational skills and entrepreneurship raises the standard of her living and that of her families and therefore breaks the intergenerational poverty cycle.
Total Funding Goal: $90,000