We are excited to share the first edition of our annual student magazine, Golden Voices. Created by our high school Journalism Club, the magazine offers a creative outlet for students to share their voices, perspectives, and artwork. Kakenya’s Dream exists to embolden girls to raise their voices in a society that often silences them. This […]
This month, against the backdrop of the UN’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, leading Kenyan TV network KTN News featured our work to support survivors and end gender-based violence through community education, sensitization, and soon, the provision of health services. As we prepare to open our community’s first health clinic next year, we
Graduating isn’t the end of a student’s journey—it’s only the beginning. Our job at Kakenya’s Dream isn’t finished when our students graduate high school or university. Our ultimate goal is to empower a generation of girls to achieve lifelong success and fulfillment, and to do that, they need continuing support after graduation and beyond.
Healthy girls come from healthy communities. At Kakenya’s Dream, we believe there is an important relationship between community health and women’s empowerment. When communities have access to health education, information, and medical services, people are better equipped to protect their bodies and make informed decisions about their health and future – particularly women and girls.
Last week, Kakenya’s Dream won Public Interest Registry’s 2023 .ORG Impact Award for Community Building! The annual .ORG Impact Awards celebrate individuals and organizations whose mission-driven work tackles a range of global challenges to make the world a better place. Kakenya’s Dream is honored to have been recognized among nearly 1,000 formidable organizations from
Leading Kenyan TV station KTN News featured our programs this week in a prime time spotlight! In 2020, we launched our Linda Dada campaign (which means “protect a sister” in Swahili) in response to the alarming surge in teen pregnancies across Kenya during the COVID-19 lockdowns. It was a moment that laid bare the reality that while
Our work at Kakenya’s Dream doesn’t happen in a vacuum. We rely on allies across place and sector to advance our mission. Research shows that 96% of organizations that engage male allies make measurable progress toward their goals for gender inclusion. Allyship is essential to achieving gender equality and we want to encourage everyone to
At Kakenya’s Dream, we’re on a mission to end harmful cultural practices, like child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), that violate girls’ rights and undermine their access to education. But these issues are extremely sensitive and can be difficult to talk about. So how do we go about addressing these topics with the communities
Magdalene is one of our newest students at our Kakenya Center for Excellence II (KCE II). Like countless other girls across rural Kenya, she endured a stifling drought, the collapse of her family’s livelihood, and the threat of forced marriage. This is her inspiring story of resilience. Magdalene on her first day of school at
Changes are in the works within Kenya’s education system. As part of those changes, we are excited to announce the addition of junior high schools on our KCE I and II campuses! Here’s a breakdown of the Kenyan government’s new system and what it means for our schools. In response to substandard learning outcomes across