HEALTH AND NUTRITION PROGRAMME

ADOLESCENT EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

July 2015 - February 2021 

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Overview

The Adolescent Empowerment Project (AEP) in Kenya is a 5-year CARE US Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) funded project. This project aims at empowering marginalized adolescent girls and boys aged 10–19 years with expanded life choices through access to quality Education; and equipping them with knowledge and skills to be engaged citizens.

 

The project is using a multi-sectoral approach to lifelong learning to capitalize on quality education, leadership skills development, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH), Economic Empowerment (EE) and utilization of Information Communication and Technological (ICT) to support and enhance learning.

 

The program is targeting 35 primary and secondary schools, and 3,975 in and out of schools adolescents in Mukuru and Kajiado. The Adolescents Empowerment Program is led by CARE Kenya and implemented by Hope worldwide Kenya (HWWK) in Mukuru and Neighbours Initiative Alliance (NIA) in Kajiado

The goal of the project is that “By 2020 adolescent girls from chronically insecure livelihoods and households in Kenya are empowered to fully exploit their potential, take advantage of opportunities and fulfil their aspirations”. The project seeks to achieve this by empowering marginalized adolescents living in Mukuru informal settlements in Nairobi County and rural and pastoralist parts of Kajiado County through the following outcomes:

 Outcome 1: Changes in decisions made by different institutions about adolescent SRH and financial literacy.

 Outcome 2:  Changes in beliefs and socio-cultural practices that limit girls’ potential and capabilities.

 Outcome 3:  Changed adolescent behavior on education, adolescent SRH, and financial practices.

 Outcome 4:  Increased application of leadership competencies among adolescents.

IMPACT STORY

SANDRA

MAYRANNE

Sandra Maryanne is one of the co-founders of Anisan, a device to track elephants to help prevent elephant trampling in rural villages. Sandra and the 3 co-founders (all 16- to 18-year-old girls) are from different villages and met in high school.

 

They were all part of the Information and Communication Technology club and as they started learning about tech, decided to create this device.


This is the first prototype of the solar-powered device called Ndovu Care (Swahili for elephant) by Anisan, which can track elephants up to 1km (0.6 miles) away. 

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Central Kenya

Strengthening Gender Equality

CARE promotes young women’s and girl’s empowerment in all aspects of their lives. CARE works to prevent, protect them from and respond to all forms of gender-based violence to ensure they are able to exercise their right to a life free from violence. CARE works with the entire community to improve their understanding of social norms that perpetuate violence and encourages women and men to take action against child marriage, domestic and social violence. CARE engages with men and boys to change prevailing attitudes and break the cycle of violence. CARE reinforces positive practices by creating an enabling environment for girls’ leadership, encouraging greater family investment in girls’ development and promoting safe relations between couples.

Photo's

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Kenya STEM programme

Pwani Teknowgalz members at the communal work space in Mombasa, Kenya. June 24, 2018. Pwani Teknowgalz is a women-led non profit organisation that aims to bridge the gender gap of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through mentorship and workshops to become the next generation of innovators in Kenya and Africa.

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Kenya STEM Programme
Kenya STEM Programme

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Kenya STEM programme
Kenya STEM programme

Pwani Teknowgalz members at the communal work space in Mombasa, Kenya. June 24, 2018. Pwani Teknowgalz is a women-led non profit organisation that aims to bridge the gender gap of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through mentorship and workshops to become the next generation of innovators in Kenya and Africa.

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Types of Services

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Empowering adolescents with Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) and Life skills;

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Economic Empowerment (EE) information and skills

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3.

Utilization of Information Communication and Technological (ICT)

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Building capacity of communities to address harmful socio-cultural practices, beliefs and norms affecting adolescents’ education.

Contact:

 Program Manager:  Pamela Agum

 Email:  agum@care.or.ke

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