[Challenge:Future] My Sisters Keeper


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[Challenge:Future] My Sisters Keeper

  1. 1. <ul><li>THE MASHUJAA TEAM, KENYA </li></ul><ul><li>VISION: </li></ul><ul><li>“ A society where unprivileged girls have access to Sanitary Pads for an empowered future generation”. </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: Provision of Sanitary Towels and mentorship for enhancement of Girls’ Education </li></ul>By Agnetta Nyalita, Joy Andati & David Njihia
  2. 2. <ul><li>To use sports and fun games as a mobilization and advocacy tool </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute sanitary pads to poor girls in the slum and rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce school non-attendance among girls due to menstruation and enhance their performance in school; </li></ul><ul><li>Demystify that menstruation is a curse in the community; </li></ul><ul><li>Link needy girls with educational support and mentorship in school about life and career growth </li></ul><ul><li>To partner with relevant state and non-state actors in line with achieving the overall goal </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>There is a huge challenge of accessing sanitary towels by young girls living in slum and rural areas, currently worsened by the fires which gutted down 2 main slums and the horn of Africa’s drought. </li></ul><ul><li>There are very few groups involving girls in sports and mentorship as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Other challenges include; </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Income in households </li></ul><ul><li>Girls forced to share toilets with men </li></ul><ul><li>Drought in the horn of Africa which affected most Kenyan homesteads </li></ul><ul><li>Congestion in slums makes girls not be able to access proper sanitation </li></ul><ul><li>Girls miss out on school for upto seven (7) days a month compared to boys </li></ul><ul><li>Most areas do not have disposal for the used pads </li></ul>Implementation Plan <ul><li>Conduct sensitization campaigns about the programme through information Education communication (IEC) materials, print comics and relevant competitions in the slum areas </li></ul><ul><li>Partner with the government and non state actors with related programmes in slum and rural areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilize and Recruit girls and seek for trainers for the sporting activities . </li></ul><ul><li>Form teams and hold competitions between them and give relevant awards </li></ul><ul><li>Hold after-competition sessions for the purpose of mentorship and training girls on usage of sanitary towels </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Through the implementation of this project, we hope to contribute to the achievement of universal primary education (MDG 2); Gender equality and women empowerment MDG3; End poverty (achieve MDG 1) and reduction of poverty levels among women </li></ul><ul><li>This is a youth-to-youth implemented project and it shall run for 1 to 2 years initially and be self sustaining into the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Different programmes will have this integrated into their implementation. </li></ul>Key Performance Indicators of the Project <ul><li>The performance indicators for measurement of the project progress are number of girls and young women participating in sports and benefiting; number of girls staying in school all through out the month; girls self esteem raised especially through self expression due to confidence raised during the exposure and mentorship sessions; number of events held; number of training sessions held on use of sanitary pads and sports; Economic activities young women and teenage mothers engage in. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Implementing Organization: The Mashujaa team members will be the lead implementing </li></ul><ul><li>team </li></ul><ul><li>Beneficiaries: The target beneficiaries for this project include urban slums’ informal schools, </li></ul><ul><li>orphanages and urban low income households among others. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating Organizations: Informal Schools and schools in marginalized areas </li></ul><ul><li> Young girls and teenage mothers as they will have better access to education and </li></ul><ul><li>involvement in sporting activities </li></ul><ul><li> Primary and secondary schools in slum areas as they engage the girls in the schools </li></ul><ul><li> Corporates in the CSR Initiatives; there will be publicity and enhanced access to the </li></ul><ul><li>slum areas </li></ul><ul><li> The relevant government ministries will have better performance and achievement of </li></ul><ul><li>their objectives. </li></ul><ul><li> NGOs working in the slum areas and those running similar girls’ programs will have </li></ul><ul><li>more impact as the sports will bring on board girls who shy from their programs </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>We plan to implement the project initially for one year and roll over to other regions in the years </li></ul><ul><li>to follow. During this period we shall utilize the resources provided by the different stakeholders </li></ul>Risk Considerations Monitoring and Evaluation: In the slum areas, there are some communities which hold the traditional believes that sports are only meant for boys and it’s our intent to address this by bringing in female coaches and past female beneficiaries of other programs which involve girls in sports initiatives. We plan to conduct exchange visits with organizations like moving the goal post and Carolina for Kibera which involve girls in their HIV/AIDs sports initiatives. We shall conduct information sessions on the benefits of the project and partner with relevant government ministries. Monitoring and Evaluation: The Most significant change method will be used to monitor the progress of the project.
  7. 7. <ul><li> Knowledge transfer and empowerment through mentorship is sustainable </li></ul><ul><li> Girls will continue participating in sports activities as schools and the ministry of Sports </li></ul><ul><li>will be involved through out the project duration </li></ul><ul><li> Income generated by women will be used to buy sanitary for daughters and pay school </li></ul><ul><li>fees </li></ul><ul><li> Education support that will enable girls to get into professions and achieve employment </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities similar to their male counterparts </li></ul><ul><li> The partnerships created by the various corporates in their social responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>programs are hoped to continue post the funding period </li></ul>