Public, Society Benefit

KENYA SELF-HELP PROJECT

Empowering Lives thorough Education

Quick Facts

aka KSHP

Burlington, VT

Mission

OUR MISSION is to improve the social and economic future of children in western Kenya through school-based programs that promote gender equity and advance education opportunity.

Ruling Year

2007

Executive Director

Kathleen Dodge

Co Principal Officer

Sarah DeKoven

Main Address

32 Thibault Pkwy

Burlington, VT 05401 USA

Keywords

Education

EIN

45-0554312

 Number

0275615184

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

GIRLS EMPOWERMENT - 40% of schoolgirls in this region do not finish grade 8. Dropout per school zone averages 240 girls/year from pregnancy, early marriage and poor performance from frequent absence. Adolescent girls miss nearly a week of school each month due to lack of sanitary supplies. The absence of girls' health and AIDS-prevention education contributes to a 25% HIV/AIDS prevalence among girls in this region, compared to the national average of 6%.
BOOKS - Local primary schools receive a total government allocation for textbooks of $1.35 per child per year. The lack core subject textbooks places students at severe disadvantage on competitive standardized tests, which determine students' high school eligibility. SCHOLARSHIPS - Rural families living on less than $2/day cannot afford tuition fees required for secondary education. Without sponsor support, even the brightest child will not gain a high school education.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Scholarships

Girls Empowerment

Literacy

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Our goals are:

#1 - To promote gender equity and improve girls' school retention, class performance & leadership in Nyakongo zone's 23 primary schools.

#2 - To improve students' high school eligibility in Nyakongo zone's 23 primary schools.

#3 - To increase high school education opportunities for bright impoverished students.

To promote gender equity and improve girls' school retention, class performance & leadership, we
- Conduct weekly Girls Club meetings for 3,400 girls, grades 4-8.
- Conduct bi-annual distributions of Dignity Kits to 2,100 adolescent girls.
- Co-ordinate zonal inter-school Girl Club debates during term 2.
- Co-ordinate Girls Club community service projects during term 3.
- Construct new girls' latrines.
- Conduct annual training and assessment meetings for Girls Club patrons.
- Conduct annual training and assessment meetings for Girls Club leaders.
- Conduct head teacher, patron & school mgt. committee meetings.

To improve literacy and students' high school eligibility, we
- Distribute core subject textbooks among 23 partner schools.

To increase high school education opportunities for bright impoverished students, we
- Vet applicants & select 10-12 new scholarship recipients each year.
- Award 60% new scholarships to girls.
- Conduct ongoing home/school oversight, mentoring & life skills training for all sponsored students.
- Conduct Career Day /university counseling for graduated students.

A full-time project manager and administrative assistant oversee and manage on site program delivery.

- Sponsored student high school graduation rate
- % of sponsored student qualifying for government university scholarships

Progress indicators from 23 partner primary schools:
- Girls' retention rate
- Pregnancy rate
- Absenteeism rate
- Girls' high school eligibility rate
- Girls' class performance by term and KCSE results
- Girls' leadership roles and in Schools Congress

- Overall KCPE performance scores
- School enrollment
- Overall high school eligibility rate

The organization's progress can be measured by its outcomes to date. We continue to build on those accomplishments.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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