Ten years have gone by since the horrific 2007/08 post-election violence in Kenya that shook the entire world. Many families were affected and most especially women and children who were displaced from their homes and became vulnerable to all forms of abuse and discrimination. It is estimated that more than a million people lost their
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At Vision Africa, we value partnerships and embrace the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”. In recognition of this, we asked one of our partners to share their thoughts on empowerment and equality. Here is what Eleanor Harrison OBE of GlobalGiving UK had to say…. Do you think there should be equality
Up next in our series of interviews for International Women’s Day we have one of our Young Ambassadors, Carly Mills. Carly spent time at Seed of Hope Nairobi last year as part of the team hosting Skills Camp for the students. Do you think there should be equality for women? Yes 100% Why? There is
Shaherazad Umbreen is the Founder of Shoes By Shaherazad – a company that has the purpose of empowering women at its heart. Through GlobalGiving, the company supports our Seed of Hope programme so we asked Shaherazad a few questions about gender equality and empowerment. Do you think there should be equality for women? Without question. The planet’s
Paula Alionyte is a volunteer on our Executive Development Board. As someone who is helping us to champion Seed of Hope and our work to empower young women, we thought it would be interesting to hear her thoughts on gender equality and empowerment… Do you think there should be equality for women? Undoubtedly. Why? Every
At a recent graduation ceremony, Seed of Hope Chairperson Mwikali Muthiani had some very wise words to share with students so we thought we would ask for her thoughts for International Women’s Day… Do you think there should be equality for women? Yes of course. Why? Equality is about ensuring that men and women, girls
We carried out a survey of 54 Seed of Hope Nairobi students to find out what they think about equality and empowerment for women. Interestingly, 26% of the male students don’t think there should be equality but 100% believe there should. Here are a few of the responses to give you an idea of what
Irene is the last born in a family of 11 siblings. Her mother passed on while she was about to sit for her end of primary exams and that was the beginning of her tribulations. Her older siblings were not able to pay for her secondary education but instead forced her into early marriage at
Gender equality should be a very important aspect in human lives. We consider ourselves the same and there is nobody special or superior to the other. Male and female live in the same world, we go to the same schools, both can do the same job depending on the interest, we have the same responsibilities
Fridah was among the first group that pioneered the Home Care Management Course at Seed of Hope Nairobi. The one year course targeted vulnerable girls and young mothers who were interested in short courses that would enable them to start small businesses or get employed once they completed the training. Fridah was living with an
She is a responsible and hardworking girl. Her name is Mercy and she is blessed with a beautiful baby boy who was the reason for our meeting for the first time. She had brought the baby for a routine check-up in the local dispensary which is close to one of our Seed of Hope centres.