To Increase the Life Chances for Marginalized girls in Kenya
The Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) seeks to help up to 1 million of the world's poorest girls improve their lives through education. According to a baseline Survey conducted by ICL in three counties (Meru, Mombasa and Laikipia Counties) ,one of the main barrier to girls attending and completing a full cycle of education is inability for the parents to pay school fees on time. This because most of these parents live on less than a dollar a day and hence cannot afford to pay and keep the girl in School and hence one of the intervention is geared towards economically empowering the parents to begin and run profitable enterprises that generate adequate income that enable them to pay school fees for the girls.
Project Goal: 10, 170 marginalized girls in Kenya able to complete full cycle of education and demonstrate learning.
Overall Objective: To strengthen target communities to develop mechanisms that encourage girls to attend and stay in school