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For the Girls Empowerment Centre students’ Graduation which will be held on the 30th August 2018

  • INTRODUCTION
    INTRODUCTION

    Given the year-in, year-out depressing statistics placing Nyanza at the bottom of almost all public health indicators (HIV, teen pregnancy and subsequent school dropout, gender-based violence, FGM),

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  • COMING SOON...
    COMING SOON...

    GIRLS EMPOWERMENT CENTRE (GEC) - ‘Wacha Wasichana Wasome’ NIGEE received funding from French Embassy, Star Foundation (With and For girls), Globalgiving in 2016 and 2018

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  • NOW FEATURING
    NOW FEATURING
    Empowering Girls to be Self-Reliant:

    "After completing my course and graduating, with support of NIGEE’s Girls Employment Bureau, I was able to get attachment at Vera’s Saloon where I currently earn KES 500 (USD 5) on a good day and I’m happy that I can pay rent, sort out my bills and even support my sibling’s education" . ~ Quinter

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What's Happening

THE GIRL-LED ADVOCACY PROJECT

Our girls have officially launched their campaign to end Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in four counties namely Kisumu, Migori, Homabay and Siaya. The campaign was launched after 6 days intensive training on advocacy.

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WITH AND FOR GIRLS AWARD – ‘Girl-led Initiative’

Through this award, NIGEE has trained 19 girls mentors as part of our effort to build a strong network of Volunteer Mentors who will be reaching out to the girls at home, in school, within the community, and at individual level. NIGEE has also engaged a team of mobilizers to work with community leadership to identify girls out of school within the informal settlements of Kisumu. NIGEE established 3 mobile Bridging centers (BC) in the 2 informal settlements and one in rural area (Obunga, Manyatta and Seme) in Kisumu aiming at reaching 300 girls and teen mothers who dropped out of school due to various reasons such as, lack of school fees, early pregnancies and early marriages to facilitate their return to formal learning.

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THE GLOBAL GIVING FOUNDATION NETWORK

NIGEE is officially on Globalgiving website as a partner and we are a Superstar!!. GlobalGiving is focused on helping people get the funding they need to change the world and also help nonprofits become more effective with that money. They connect organizations to resources that help them continually learn and improve. As nonprofits become more effective, they have a far-greater impact on social problems. GlobalGiving enables you to fund the underdog. They make it possible to support creative ideas that might never be funded through traditional development and philanthropy approaches

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STRENGTHENING THE GIRLS' STEERING COMMITTEE (GSC)

NIGEE has a vibrant Girls’ Steering Committee (GSC) that enhances sustained participation and involvement of beneficiaries. The GSC is part of the organization key organ involved in project designing, implementation and evaluation. The GSC is always involved in key strategic decision making during project designing, planning and selection of new beneficiaries. They always propose interventions which address their priority needs. Four of GSC members are part of NIGEE’s Board of Governors.

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OUR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENTS

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Mar2015

The Girl Generation Campaign

The Girl Generation Campaign

It's true that hard work driven with passion can inspire many. Our visibility banner is now raising higher and higher; we thank the almighty God for bringing us this far....

21
Mar2015

Girls not Brides Campaign

Girls not Brides Campaign

NIGEE is now an official member of Girls Not Brides Gobal Network. This is a global partnership of more than 400 civil society organisations committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls...

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Apr2018

GBV Prevention Network

GBV  Prevention Network

We are a vibrant network of activists and organizations working to prevent violence against women (VAW), united in our mission to uphold equality in our homes and communities. The Network...

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Apr2018

THE GLOBAL GIVING FOUNDATION

THE GLOBAL GIVING FOUNDATION

NIGEE is officially on Globalgiving website as a partner and we are a Superstar!! Click to donate:  https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/30793/nyanza-initiative-for-girls-education-and-empowerment-n/ NIGEE was awarded two badges as of December 31, 2017: Top Ranked...

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Every Girl Deserves a Second Chance

“Our theory of change focuses on girls’ education and empowerment; we believe that education is the foundation of lifelong empowerment and its benefits manifest beyond the girl.”

Capacity Building & Networking

NIGEE Participation in Local and International Events

NIGEE Participation in Local and International Events

Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:47

NIGEE has participated in a number of local and international events during this period as part of our advocacy for the girl child.

Post-Secondary Transition, Training and Internship Program

Post-Secondary Transition, Training and Internship Program

Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:48

NIGEE has already initiated the process of engaging the beneficiary girls who complete their secondary school education In the past years within the programs.

Organizing of Girls’ forum

Organizing of Girls’ forum

Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:49

This was done in Siaya County for the girls who are in the DREAMS program education subsidy being implemented by NIGEE.

Stakeholders dissemination forums

Stakeholders dissemination forums

Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:50

As part of keeping the society and stakeholders informed on the projects' progress, NIGEE organized Seven (7) dissemination forums under the DREAMS Education Subsidy project.

Media engagement and visibility

Media engagement and visibility

Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:51

During the period, NIGEE continued to strengthen its media engagement campaign in partnership with both local and national media

Engagement with Donors, County Government, NGOs, National and International Networks

Engagement with Donors, County Government, NGOs, National and International Networks

Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:52

NIGEE had an opportunity to participate during the second Girls Not Bride Global Meeting in Malaysia, June 2018

Strategic Planning meetings and Team building exercise

Strategic Planning meetings and Team building exercise

Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:52

During the period, NIGEE organized multiple strategic staff meetings both in Bondo and Kisumu offices.

Strengthening of the Girls’ Steering Committee (GSC)

Strengthening of the Girls’ Steering Committee (GSC)

Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:05

NIGEE has been conducting activities to strengthen the Girls’ Steering Committee (GSC) that enhances our sustained participation and involvement of beneficiaries.

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Our Partners

The Team at a glance

DR. KAWANGO AGOT

Director and Founder

Kawango Agot, PhD, MPH, MPhil, BEd is the volunteer Patron of Nyanza Initiative for Girls' Education & Empowerment (NIGEE), a registered, local (Kenyan-based) organization

GODFREY OKUMU

Programs Coordinator

Godfrey Ochieng Okumu holds a Diploma in Community Development & Project Management from Premise African Development Institute; Advanced Diploma in Creative Arts and Theatre Production from Bagamoyo College of Arts..

WINNIE ADHIAMBO

Senior Accountant

Winnie has a BSc in Business Management specialized in Finance and Banking. She’s a member of ICPAK.

JAMES EMODO

Compliance, Audit and Admin Officer

Emodo has a BSc in Business Management specialized in Finance and Banking. He’s a member of ICPAK.

ABOUT NIGEE

logologoNyanza Initiative for Girls' Education & Empowerment is an organisation that envisions a society and a future of self-determining and self-reliant girls and women.

Contact

P.O. Box 7979-40100, Milimani Estate - directly opposite PathFinder International
Kisumu, Kenya.
Email : info@nigee.org

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