VOICES OF HOPE Overview
Target demographics: Young girls that have managed to escape genital mutilation and forced marriages by attending charitable primary and secondary boarding schools have no means of safety nor possibility of post-secondary education after high school. As a result, they often return to their villages to endure genital mutilation and forced marriages; or they seek refuge in the city. With no marketable skills or training and no means to support themselves, they are often sexually exploited, become prostitutes, and fall victim to HIV/AIDS.
Direct beneficiaries per year: There are currently 9 students enrolled in the Voices of Hope Program with hundreds of young girls/women still waiting for sponsors.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: *Research grants and foundations that fund anti-FGM projects.
These young women had no previous means of continuing their education and were in danger of going through genital mutilation and arranged marriages. As a result of the intervention of Voices of Hope, they are now either employed or enrolled in colleges and local universities throughout Kenya.
In addition to obtaining education that leads to gainful employment , these young women are also being empowered to become change agents and positive leaders in their community.
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