Keep a Girl in School

Keep a Girl in School began back in January 2011, when three orphaned adolescent girls, Herma, Vidalencer and Sheril, invited two visitors into their home and shared their story. They shared how they were missing school because they were too poor to buy sanitary pads.  The girls’ story stayed with Rhoda and Peggy after they returned to the UK.  Sophie, the Kenyan lady who had taken them to meet the girls, had long had a ‘girl dream’ and Rhoda and Peggy were determined to see it become a reality.

A huge number of girls in the community are in a similar situation, struggling to keep up with school work, and many drop out leaving them isolated and potentially vulnerable to all kinds of exploitation. Girls can become pregnant as young as 14 and are therefore unable to return to education or support themselves. Some contract HIV/Aids or other STIs. They will have to rely on their community for help. Their future choices will be very limited.

Following their visit to Kenya, these two ladies raised funds to enable pads to be purchased for the girls. Kenyan staff then distribute them regularly during term time to secondary schools. From very small beginnings, and with the support of our many wonderful donors, KaGiS now supports 2,600+ girls in 19 schools in rural western Kenya. 

These girls now have the means to care for themselves without having to miss school and, along with their teachers, they are telling us…

  • more girls are in school and finishing their education
  • they are achieving better exam results
  • they are healthier and safer
  • they have much improved self esteem and confidence
  • they are able to find better paid work and support themselves
  • they are not a burden on their communities
  • they can make independent, good and responsible choices for their lives 

Following their visit to Kenya, these two ladies raised funds to enable pads to be purchased for the girls. Kenyan staff then distribute them regularly during term time to secondary schools. From very small beginnings, and with the support of our many wonderful donors, KaGiS now supports 2,600+ girls in 19 schools in rural western Kenya. These girls now have the means to care for themselves without having to miss school and, along with their teachers, they are telling us…

  • more girls are in school and finishing their education
  • they are achieving better exam results
  • they are healthier and safer
  • they have much improved self esteem and confidence
  • they are able to find better paid work and support themselves
  • they are not a burden on their communities
  • they can make independent, good and responsible choices for their lives 

Perhaps you would like to consider helping with –

If you can support KaGiS in any of these ways more young lives will be changed for the better and we will be very grateful for your support.

THANK YOU!!