With and For Girls Award


With and For Girls Award – ‘Star Foundation’

This is a two year global award that NIGEE won for being an outstanding organization working through a girl-led approach.

Our organization was identified as one of the girl-centered programs with girls being part of our core leadership structure. 

Through this award, NIGEE has trained 20 girl-mentors as part of our effort to build a strong network of Volunteer Mentors to reach 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 2 informal settlements (Obunga and Manyatta) and one in a rural area (Seme) in Kisumu County that aim at reaching 300 girls and teen mothers who dropped out of school due to various reasons such as lack of school fees, pregnancy or marriage to facilitate their return to formal learning. The project also created awareness on the importance of girl’s education and to address the low literacy levels of girl child. So far 386 teen mothers have benefitted with 20 mentors currently mentoring 356 school going girls within informal settlements of Kisumu Town.

The funds have also supported our girl-led strategic planning process which we launched in 2018.  In addition, 15 members of the Girls’ Steering Committee (GSC) were trained on leadership skills, communication skills, group dynamics and girl-led media.

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Girls attending tranisition classes at both Kosao and Obunga Bridge Centres in Kisumu slums

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