The Women’s Empowerment Centre that we built in 2016 has surpassed our expectations. It was built to be a place for girls to find refuge, safety and education. A place where girls who have undergone FGM, rape or have been sold off into marriage at a young age, can learn skills to better their lives, their families and their communities.
KH built the facility with classrooms, an office, kitchen, showers, toilets and sinks. There is electricity and a kids classroom for those with children. There is a large security wall surrounding the Centre so that everyone stays safe. Eleven of the twelve girls that first came to the Centre have all found full time jobs. They live and learn here and when they are finished, they move on to find work.
The Centre is so successful that we have a waiting list. So, why not make it bigger?! In 2020, KH returned to Kenya to help build an extension on the Centre so we can offer the program to more girls. They learn computer skills, sewing, hairdressing, farming and agriculture. Our goal, only made possible with your help, was to build an extension…and because of YOU, we did just that!