RIGHT 2 THRIVE Overview
Target demographics: empower residents of this low-income community acquire the tools and skills necessary to build better lives.
Direct beneficiaries per year: R2T directly benefits the community of Kabira by providing free empowerment, skills training and income generating classes based on the needs outlined by the community members themselves. R2T also directly supports the Neemaland Kings & Queens Center, a children's home for orphaned, abandoned, and at risk children. R2T provides basic needs by funding; rent, food, water, clothing, shoes, medical needs, other supplies, and more.
Geographic areas served: R2T currently works in Kabiria, an informal settlement community in the Dagoretti Division of Nairobi, Kenya. Kabiria is an extremely low income area. Found on Kabiria Road in Waithaka Location, Kabiria consists of small pockets of “parkings” on private land. The shanties are on small plots of land owned by individuals, who are unable to construct adequate housing. Adjoining the shanties are high-rise buildings and permanent bungalows.
Programs: Current Programs Include: Personal Empowerment, Sports and Life Skills, Basic and Intermediate English, Jewelry and Handbag Design, and Sandal Making classes, and Business Workshops.
- Provided free classes to the community including: Personal Empowerment, Sports and Life Skills, Basic and Intermediate English, Jewelry and Handbag Design and Sandal Making.
- Funded empowerment and self esteem programs for at risk children including: Yoga and relaxation, a day trip to an arts center, outing to annual farming exhibition.
- Launched Business Workshop program, allowing participants to take the skills they learned in our empowerment classes and turn them into an income generating business.
- Began providing secondary school sponsorships for several youth in the community by acquiring funding for tuition fees.
- Worked with Community Development Board to petition local government to address need for clean running water and paved roads in community.
- Funded and worked with Community Development Board on "Peace Pledge" project in anticipation for March 4, 2013 Kenyan elections - engaging 1,000 locals to commit to a peaceful process.
- Funded local girls’ soccer team’s trip to Kilifi in Kenya to compete in their first large tournament – empowering girls through sports and enhancing self esteem and team building skills.
- Partnering with local community women and outside company on testing of pilot Washable Sanitary Napkin project.