Out of Kibera
This grant supports the refurbishment of the school’s science laboratory. The current lab was built 8 years ago, and it has since decayed and is in much need of repair in order to comply with government school standards for the annual exams. The grant also supports a mentorship program for the girls at Kibera Girls Soccer Academy. The program is focused on exposing the girls to positive role models and life outside of the slum. The mission of Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) is to create a space for girls and boys that supports them and encourages greatness because these students already have the power within them necessary to transform their community. KGSA is especially dedicated to the education and empowerment of girls. They believe by educating girls, there is powerful and positive ripple effect throughout society. Since founding the Academy, over 120 girls have graduated and successfully completed their Kenya Certificate for Secondary Education. They each have gained the skills, education, and most importantly self-confidence to pursue better life opportunities for themselves and their families.