Sustainable Support: Kenya Kesho School for Girls
Let us introduce you to one of our incredible causes. Kenya Kesho School for Girls was founded by Peter and Sandra Ruysenaars, who are Eldoret born, Shimoni, Kwale County located and have a passion for advocating for the girl child. Currently hosting 190 girls, the school has an actual capacity of 240 girls. Educating girls is a surefire way to move away from poverty and bring our nation towards economic success and social change.
Why does Kenya Kesho focus on early primary education? For the simple reason that a lot of girls are pulled out of school at a young age, and are either pulled into prostitution or married off to a man much older than them. In order to prevent this and other issues such as FGM, it is imperative to begin educating the girls, their parents and the society around them.
Not only are the children offered a well-rounded education, with practical lessons on farming (maintaining our resident greenhouses), but their health is also taken care of. Most suffer from intestinal worms, jiggers and period poverty. We provide them with the relevant medication, treatment and have also begun teaching them how to sew and stitch their own reusable menstruation pads. The school has a ‘trough’ that the girls have to walk through on their way into school each morning. This trough is filled with medication that prevents jiggers. They have also installed a hand-washing station with soap and scrubbing brushes where the children will be able to scrub their hands each day as they come into school.
They are looking for volunteers who can teach the girls, have farming skills, or know about beehive management and honey harvesting. Donors also have the opportunity to sponsor indigenous trees around the school to make the area greener, cooler and of course- protect the planet apart from sponsoring a girl child, and her class. An all-rounded property, the Kenya Kesho School for Girls is definitely bringing us hope for the future!
To see how you can help click here: https://www.kenyakeshoschoolforgirls.org/education/