My Community Magazine - Issue 2017

KCDF’s girl child programme implements a transformational programme called the Global Give Back Circle which is an innovative education, empowerment and mentorship process for at-risk girls and designated vulnerable young men through the window of opportunity (WOO) in Kenya.

Girls continue to face cultural and financial barriers in accessing education. Often, they lack the support they need to learn and make a difference in their communities, families and larger society. Research has shown when girls are educated, they lead healthier and more productive lives. They gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to break the cycle of poverty and help strengthen their societies.

The program with the support of the American people through USAID and private sector companies, is providing a sustainable approach to quality education and has invested in the transformation of over 850 girls and 29 young men continue an educational journey that provides them with the opportunity to acquire quality education, life skills, work readiness exposure and financial support to escape the cycle of poverty and empower the next young generation by giving back to their societies.
The program strives to attach each beneficiary to a dedicated mentor who walks with them providing mentorship and guidance as they transition through their education and eventually their chosen career.

This newsletter aims at highlighting experiences of some of the beneficiaries who have graduated as well as those still within the program at tertiary level of education. These beneficiaries have developed into benevolent young women and men, who through generous support of well wishers, treasure the gift of education and have engrained the power of giving back to their communities.

We are not able to highlight all the amazing stories of all the beneficiaries in this newsletter but we invite you to read more by visiting our website and find out how you can play a part in supporting the girl child programme.

Editorial Team

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