Through our programs, we are molding a generation of girls who will be Healthy, Confident Hardworking and with a high self-esteem. They will know their rights and influence the community to foster Socialism and Equality.
They will have an education and they will be empowered. They will then contribute to the economic growth of our countries, with this generation we are assured of living no one behind. We will see Poverty reduction, Growth and development, Gender equality and they will make all lives count.
This is an empowerment, leadership, and career development program for high school students. The purpose is to excite students to fully explore and embrace the work and life possibilities awaiting them, by providing them with a story-driven approach; a usable and flexible lifelong tool; and the confidence to reach beyond the narrow limits and unquestioned assumptions about career or life pathways, prescribed by common beliefs, traditional expectations, or the status quo.
The objective is to change the way the students understand and approach their possible career and life pathways. To have them make honest, reflective, thoughtful, yet realistic choices about might be their next step following their high school education.
To encourage each student to push the limits of common expectations and to strive for something greater or beyond what they might have imagined before experiencing this program. To instill the belief that education, a professional career, and a genuine commitment to helping build a better Kenya is possible and fulfilling
This is a project under our Menstrual Hygiene Management Program. This project ensures that girls do not miss class due to menstruation-related issues. It focuses on providing sanitary towels and menstrual hygiene education to girls in schools before and after menarche. The project also provides up to 500 girls with sanitary towels.
Enkirotet is a Maasai word and can be loosely translated to “the one who is loved most” or simply “beloved”. In Kenya, approximately one in every five teenage girls between the ages of 15-19 have begun childbearing focus on changing the behavior of girls rather than addressing the underlying drivers of adolescent pregnancy.
Such drivers include gender inequality, poverty, sexual violence and coercion, child marriage, social pressures, exclusion from educational and job opportunities, and negative attitudes about girls. We are therefore working with a more holistic approach is therefore required to support girls in avoiding early pregnancy.
It’s for this reason that we are collaborating with community gatekeepers, to extend access to sexual and reproductive health information, counseling and services to all young people.
The program also seeks to empower the teen mothers before and after giving birth and making them feel loved (Enkirotet) and taken care of by people who matter. The Teen mothers are encouraged to go back to school after giving birth and exclusive breastfeeding
Over the almost three years of our operation, we have identified a gnawing gap, in areas of mentorship. The girls lack role models and mentors, they have no one to look up to as most of their family and friends are not educated. The Malkia Mentors Program provide girls with individual mentors, who guide them on a day to day basis on issues that are important to us and to the girls. The girls are able to create a personal relationship with their mentors making it more effective. Our vision is to link as many girls as possible to mentors from with and outside Kenya
OLTAU is Maasai for the heart. Women are the heart of the community. This project empowers the women by creating opportunities for them to learn new skills like modern bead making, baking, soap making, crop, and poultry farming.
We also teach them financial skills like table banking and introducing them to micro-finance where they can get loans and build their businesses. When women are economically empowered we are assured that they will take their girls to school as well as provide other basic needs without fully depending on their husbands