How we work
How does WFWIA work in Kenya?
In 2006, Women For Women In Africa facilitated the establishment of Wanawake kwa Wanawake (WkW) – a recognisable, local Kenyan registered charity staffed by Kenyan nationals. Women For Women In Africa provides the funding – Wanawake kwa Wanawake deploys it in achievement of our mutually agreed goals helping the women and children of Kibera, East Africa’s largest slum.
More recently in 2015, Women for Women in Africa facilitated the establishment of Women for Women in Kenya which is a registered charitable trust in Kenya. Women for Women in Kenya bought 11 acres of land, about 30 kms outside Nairobi at Kitengela, for the purpose of creating a school for the disadvantaged children of Kibera, its orphans and the local people from Kitengela.
What difference has Women For Women In Africa made?
Since our inception, we’ve helped over 2000 children with their education. This might be in the form of helping out with school books or a uniform, or completely funding the child to attend primary and secondary school – sometimes as a boarder.
Many of our students have progressed with their education and graduated with tertiary degrees, diplomas and certificates.
One such child, Davina, completed high school and did so well she won a position at Nairobi Hospital studying Nursing where she finished in the top 3 students in Kenya. She now has begun studying a specialist course in Intensive Care Nursing, a situation that has not only changed her life but that of her whole family. Thanks to her job she has managed to move her entire family from the Kibera slum.
Another girl, Noreen, recently graduated as a mechanic (the only girl) and now works in a government maintenance facility.
It’s this ‘ripple’ effect that makes educating just one child so incredibly worthwhile.