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Pastoralist Child Foundation

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51 Clark Street Glen Ridge NJ 07028 USA

Mission:

Pastoralist Child Foundation works to eradicate FGM (female genital mutilation) and forced early marriages of girls in Samburu and Maasai Mara, Kenya. We sponsor girls' education at the primary and secondary levels, as well as provide educational workshops for all members of the community.

Results:

In 2015, Pastoralist Child Foundation provided 4 day workshops for a total of 200 girls during school holidays. We have also sponsored 5 girls to receive full scholarships to attend private secondary boarding schools. Pastoralist Child Foundation visits primary schools to educate about FGM, forced early marriage, teen pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. We also distribute reusable/washable sanitary napkins so that girls don't miss school days during their periods. We partner with other local nonprofits/NGOs and grassroots organizations to provide educational workshops for members of the local communities to raise awareness about FGM, forced early marriage, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, the female reproductive system and avoiding gender-based violence against girls and women.

Target demographics:

eradicate harmful tribal practices that harm girls and prevent them from attending school

Direct beneficiaries per year:

200 girls attended educational workshops as a Rite of Passage to replace Female Genital Mutilation (FGM); 5 students receive full annual educational scholarships to attend private secondary boarding schools.

Geographic areas served:

Samburu County, Kenya

Programs:

sponsoring girls' education at the primary and secondary levels; mobilization and sensitization workshops for all community members to help them understand the importance of girls' education, HIV/AIDS prevention, teen pregnancy, child rights, female reproductive system, self-awareness, self-confidence

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(973) 980-7860
http://www.pastoralistchildfoundation.org

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3 people found this review helpful

Sayydah Garrett and Samuel Siriria Leadismo are doing an amazing job! Not only are they helping individual girls rise above oppressive tribal practices against women, they are also educating entire communities and promoting positive change. By doing this they are improving the overall health of these communities and allowing each to become self-sufficient. This can only happen if girls/women actively participate in their respective communities by being educated and not victims of abuse.

 
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Run by Sayydah Garrett and Samuel Siriria Leadismo, Pastoralist Child Foundation is a streamlined and efficient grass roots organization, making a direct and tangible daily impact on communities in Kenya. With their vision of educating girls and eradicating the outdated ancient rituals of FGM and forced early marriage, they are introducing a new, positive way of life to their own community and opening up life-altering opportunities for girls. Working from within, through community education and Siriria Leadismo's influence as a Samburu warrior, Pastoralist Child has made a profound impact in a short time. I'm excited to see where they'll be in 5 years, as the effects of their feet-on-the-ground work spreads.

 
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When it's about NGO's I admit I ask myself several questions, also because having worked with several NGos I've stumbled upon some weird situations, but exceptions are always there and I believe they should be praised and encouraged to do more and better. Pastoralist Child Foundation is an exception. As a grassroot organization it works form the ground with excellent people like Sayyddah Garrett and Samuel Leadismo who are guiding a team of volunteers and professionals to do their best in educating and empowering young girls in Samburu County with a special program to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation.

 
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Love the good work Sayydah and Samuel are doing. Thank you.

 
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This is such a worthy cause. Bringing awareness to the world of girls' and women's worth is most important part of progress on this planet. Brava/o to all involved.

 
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I see the difference they are making in the lives of women and girls who have felt voiceless and powerless. The world needs more examples of compassionate right action.

 
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I have watched this organization grow in amazing ways since it was founded 3 years ago. I can honestly say it is run with complete transparency and utmost integrity. The girls and communities that are being helped will surely continue to improve thanks to the dedication of the staff and volunteers. I wholeheartedly recommend the financial support of Pastoralist Child Foundation.

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This organisation is one with good values. The have grown fast and keep on doing great things for the comunities. I defenetly recommand them, and Will even be a volunteer for them. They really make a difference! Bravo

 
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Mrs. Garrett is a dedicated founder to this foundation! Also supercedes the organizations' mission!

 
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This nonprofit is wonderful. I am so very grateful for the work they do for girls and women. I will continue to be a donor.

 
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