Underprivileged girls in Kenya miss up to 56 days of schools per year due to their menstrual cycles (UNICEF 2005) as they do not have access to necessary undergarments and sanitary napkins. In addition to missing important days of classroom instruction and potentially dropping out of school because they fall behind in their studies, their health, confidence and dignity is compromised every month.Read More
The Kilgoris Project (TKP) is undertaking an innovative project to ensure their organization’s stability and continue providing education to 1,000 children in south-west Kenya.
Given the increasing market demand for wood products, and the devastating impact of deforestation in Kenya, the Kilgoris Project is expanding their 7.5 acre farm to generate in-country income that will guarantee long-term sustainability.Read More
For young people with limited opportunities, the ability to lead a meaningful and productive adult life can feel unattainable. In the community of Mariakani, PaperSeed partnered with Muthaa Community Development Foundation to provide life skills education, a safe space for guidance, information on sexual and reproductive health, business development skills and business incubator support, and computer skills to the area's youth.Read More
Due to circumstances beyond their control, Generation Guiders recently lost their space, which served as the hub for all of their program services. Land was very generously been offered to serve as home to the new center, but there is no sound structure. PaperSeed partnered with Generation Guiders to build an innovative new center that will benefit girls in Generation Guiders' programs and be open for use to the community at large, providing lasting benefits for thousands.Read More
Participating in team sports is a proven way to boost self-confidence and foster a positive sense of self. Generation Guiders recognized the potential a football tournament could have to achieve a wealth of positive impacts for girls, and in 2015 they brought girls together for a 3-day inter-schools girls' football tournament.Read More
The issues that Kenyan girls face--exposure to early pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, gender based violence, and unequal access to education--often keep them from realizing their full potential. Generation Guiders focuses on giving girls the tools they need to combat these issues and lead healthy, fulfilling lives.Read More
The people living in and around Kilgoris are from the Maasai tribe, which makes up about 1.4% of Kenya’s population. Because they are not a politically powerful tribe and do not have adequate government representation, they are marginalized, with poor access to basic services, like sanitation, health care or education.Read More