Mission: Our Mission is to break the cycle of poverty through multi-generational empowerment and education.
Results: Our Programs have grown significantly since we began offering classes in August 2012. We have provided jobs to local community members by hiring three instructors, one intern, and one facility manager. We have had over 1800 students participate in a variety of our classes since 2012.
882 residents have taken our personal empowerment workshop.
360 residents have learned how to make upcycled products.
505 residents have received business training.
200 residents have taken our English classes.
100 % of our education scholarship students pass the national primary (KCPE) and secondary (KCSE) examinations with a C or better opening new academic opportunities for them.
Target demographics: empower women and youth of this low-income community acquire the tools and skills necessary to build better lives and become good citizens of the world.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 women learn business skills, helped one woman start a hair salon, helped another woman improve her tailoring business, and provided education scholarships, life skills training, and healthcare to 10 youth.
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: education scholarships and life skills training for youth, women's economic empowerment training, and capital to form new businesses or improve current ones.
My husband and I have recently become more involved with Right 2 Thrive after working professionally with its founder Janet Patry for several years. Her willingness and dedication to inspiring change in the lives of the young people at Neemaland as well as those participating in the Empowerment Programs she has developed inspired us to support her efforts as donors, fundraisers and advocates.
Since our first interactions we have seen the impact she has had and look forward to working toward creating a sustainable funding model for Right 2 Thrive so it can continue its good work in perpetuity.