Educate a Girl. Transform her future.
When you educate a KGSA girl, you transform her future.
44% of girls in Kenya don't finish high school. Partner with KGSA to educate, inspire and empower 130+ girls every year. Research shows that girls who earn a secondary education can earn twice as much as their peers with no education. Educating girls unlocks their potential and enables them the opportunity to shape their future. Join us to harness the power of the #girleffect to break the cycle of poverty and empower girls to become stronger, more independent and resilient women. It costs $85 a month or $1,000 a year to educate one girl. Any donation amount is much appreciated!
Understanding the Impact of Your Gift to Educate a Girl at the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy
Education: The impact of education is endless. Education translates into higher earnings, which women invest in their families and their communities. Education breaks the cycle of poverty for the girls and their families and creates a stronger, more resilient Kibera. KGSA has graduated over 370 students with more than 80 going on to higher education.
Youth Development: KGSA started as a girls' soccer team and continues to champion the importance of sports and extra-curricular activities. In addition to the soccer team, the school has an active club program including journalism, drama, catering, tailoring, computer, cosmetology and business clubs. These clubs provide a creative outlet for the girls and engender critical-thinking and leadership skills. Extra-curricular activities have proven to be impactful in increasing academic performance, emotional well-being, and reducing incidences of harmful behaviors. We partner with other organizations such as Strathmore University and Global Give Back Circle to provide mentors to many of the girls.
Health and Wellness: KGSA cares for the "whole girl" by providing school tea and lunch, access to healthcare, sanitary pads, and a social worker to support their mental health. The dormitory currently provide meals and a safe learning environment to 90 girls and we hope to expand to all girls as funding allows. The World Food Programme reports that a daily school meal provides a strong incentive to send children to school and allows children to focus on their studies rather than their stomachs, as well as helps to increase attendance, decrease drop-out rates, and improve cognitive abilities. For some of the KGSA day students, the school tea and lunch is their only source of daily nutrition.
Higher Education and Career Support: KGSA and our partners provide scholarships for alumnae to pursue higher education. Depending on their high school final exam results, girls can qualify for a four-year bachelor's program, an associate's degree, or vocational training. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, ALL 27 girls from the Class of 2022 passed their national exams and two girls qualified for a bachelor's program!
Donate $85 per month or $1,000 annually and become a part of our Classroom Connections community. You'll receive a bi-annual emagazine created to connect KGSA's supporters to the students and staff at the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy. Each Classroom Connection features stories and photos of the latest experiences at the school enabling our partners to form meaningful connections with the school and the Kibera community. Every new Classroom Connections member will receive a complimentary copy of Ellie Roscher's Play Like a Girl that tells the beautiful KGSA story. Sign up today!
Your donations will support KGSA's program costs, which include teacher salaries, meals, school supplies, technology, extra curricular activities, skills clubs, clean drinking water, field trips and more!
The KGSA Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our charitable employer identification number (EIN) is 80-0390275.
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