Collaboration – It’s One of Our Values
We are excited to launch off on a new initiative in collaboration with Action Aid and Sauti ya Wanawake Pwani (“Women’s Voice in the Coast” in English). These two organizations one international and one local to coastal Kenya, have been running an important programme that supports young girls aged 9 – 19 who have dropped out of primary school or never been to school. They come to a local “catch-up centre” – an available study space in the community – to gain numeracy and literacy skills. The goal being to make them functional in Swahili, English and basic math.
Once the girls acquire the desired skill level, the partners want them to move to the next level, which is guiding them to viable options for their future. Those options include vocational training, entrepreneurship and getting back to school to complete primary or high school. Their search for the right partner to deliver this component of the programme brought them to Malindi last month for a consultation with the Elimu team.