In July, GUD will be traveling to Kenya to partner with three organizations: Destination Teach,(DT), Carolina For Kiberia (CFK) and Pan African Christian Exchange (PACE) Ministries.
What projects will we be working on?
1. With DT we will collaborate with them to run a teacher development conference and build a library and garden for a partnering school. The Teacher Development Conference aims to further develop skills of local teachers and provide resources for teachers lacking adequate classroom resources and materials. The new library built for the school will provide the students with a range of books for the children that will allow them to improve literacy and knowledge.
2. With Carolina For Kibera, we will be working with teenagers and young adults in Kibera(some background of its location an needs) and teaching leadership, entrepreneur, business and lifeskills. We will also hold a GLOW(Girls Leading Our World) empowerment camp for girls and young ladies aged 12-20. The camp will include sessions focused on the areas of (mental health and wellness, physical and reproductive health, leadership and empowerment, lifeskills and planning for productive futures.
We will hold a BRO (Boys Reaching Out)Empowerment Camp for boys and young men aged 12-20. The camp will hold sessions focused on mental health and wellness, gender equality, lifeskills, physical and reproductive health, domestic violence prevention and planning for productive futures.
3. With PACE we will help in the rehab of their medical facility that is aimed to serve the school and also the surrounding community. We aim to repair plumbing, the overall structure and appearance of the facility.
What local issues will the projects help resolve?
The Teacher Development Conference will provide teachers with additional resources to be better equipped in the class room, teach modern and alternative teaching styles that will promote more fun and engaged learning and problem solving within the class room.
The library will help to increase literacy and promote reading.
As the world’s population increasingly leaves rural areas for cities, sprawling settlements like Kibera grow at unprecedented rates. Kibera is one of the most densely populated urban settlements in the world. An untold number of people, possibly as many as 500,000, crowd a 632-acre area outside of Nairobi, Kenya. In this small, crowded community, residents struggle to meet basic needs — daily meals, clean water, adequate housing. Gender inequality, limited access to education, ethnic violence and a lack of jobs further impede individual and community progress.
We will be working with the Youth of Kibera to empower and equip them with skills to overcome obstacles they face in their everyday life so that they can be integral in helping their community overcome...(please add in whatever you feel is best Tania, since you have worked with them previously)
We will be working with PACE in order to meet the health needs of the Nyhuru community, especially the children who attend PACE, the women and their children and the elderly of the community.
The wash stations will help to prevent the spread of sickness and bacteria through out the school and improve the overall sanitation conditions.
Note: Here are the key resources that will need to be secured for this trip, any contributions are welcome and greatly appreciated. To Donate please visit our Donation page or check out GoFundMe Campaign