KENYA SELF-HELP PROJECT

Empowering Lives thorough Education

aka KSHP   |   Burlington, VT   |  www.kenyaselfhelp.org

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 info

2007

Executive Director

Kathleen Dodge

Co Principal Officer

Sarah DeKoven

Main address

32 Thibault Pkwy

Burlington, VT 05401 USA

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EIN

45-0554312

NTEE code info

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

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Scholarships

This program provides high school scholarships to high-achieving orphaned and disadvantaged youth in Kendu Bay region of western Kenya. Its purpose is to give educational opportunity to the district's most capable destitute students.

Population(s) Served

A comprehensive gender equity program providing health & life skills education and material support to 3,400 girls, grades 4-8, in 23 partner primary schools.

Population(s) Served

This program provides core textbooks to 23 primary schools to improve class performance and high school eligibility for students at 23 primary schools.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

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

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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KENYA SELF-HELP PROJECT

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sarah DeKoven

Ray Bartik

Reginald DeKoven

Evon Bartik

Dorothea Christ

Bryan Gianesin

Sarah Forrester

Catherine Stevens