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Initiatives


Educate. Empower. Sustain

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Initiatives


Educate. Empower. Sustain

Education is the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world.
— Nelson Mandela

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The Challenge


The Challenge


 
 

Lack of school fees is a barrier to secondary education...

One of the main reasons for the low enrollment of girls in secondary school is the persistent high level of poverty.  This, coupled with the cultural perception that girls have less worth than boys and don't deserve to be educated, leads to more than half of girls in Kenya not being enrolled in secondary school.  Established in 2014 as a U.S. 501(c)3 organization, Every Girl Counts, Inc. set out to help alleviate the burden many impoverished families face when it comes to providing secondary education for their girls.  In 2015, Every Girl Counts constructed Bright Hope Education Centre, as well as raised full academic sponsorships for 30 students to attend school.  Join the movement to educate, empower and sustain impoverished women and girls through Bright Hope Education Centre and other Every Girl Counts projects. 

 
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Bright Hope Education Centre-Kenya: Improving the Lives of Impoverished Youth Through Education.

After 6 years of planning and fundraising, Bright Hope Education Centre was opened.  Bright Hope began classes for its first class of 30 Form One students on February 29, 2016.  A new class will be added each year in order to reach capacity of 120 students over 4 years.  Join us today to change lives through education!

educate.


Bright Hope Education Centre-Kenya: Improving the Lives of Impoverished Youth Through Education.

After 6 years of planning and fundraising, Bright Hope Education Centre was opened.  Bright Hope began classes for its first class of 30 Form One students on February 29, 2016.  A new class will be added each year in order to reach capacity of 120 students over 4 years.  Join us today to change lives through education!

Full academic scholarships are available to our Bright Hope students.  The 2017 cost of sending a student to school is $763.  This includes all operating expenses associated with the school as well as lunch each day, a uniform and shoes, books and tuition and transport to and from school each day.  

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Empower


We believe the best approach to alleviating poverty through economic opportunity is by offering a hand up not a hand out.  In 2012, Every Girl Counts began empowering young people with the hope of a brighter future through self sustaining micro-entrepreneurship opportunities.  This includes helping start a tailoring business, employing local women in jewelry making and installing a small husbandry (chickens) project at Bright Hope that will be used for income and as a hands-on teaching opportunity.

Empower


We believe the best approach to alleviating poverty through economic opportunity is by offering a hand up not a hand out.  In 2012, Every Girl Counts began empowering young people with the hope of a brighter future through self sustaining micro-entrepreneurship opportunities.  This includes helping start a tailoring business, employing local women in jewelry making and installing a small husbandry (chickens) project at Bright Hope that will be used for income and as a hands-on teaching opportunity.

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Sustain


We believe in journeying alongside those living in poverty to offer programs and services that meet physical and spiritual needs to help sustain life in the poverty.  Our programs include the Shakayall Shoe Initiative, Food Basket delivery and sanitary pad distribution. Areas we have served include Kenya, Uganda, Brazil and Nicaragua. 

Sustain


We believe in journeying alongside those living in poverty to offer programs and services that meet physical and spiritual needs to help sustain life in the poverty.  Our programs include the Shakayall Shoe Initiative, Food Basket delivery and sanitary pad distribution. Areas we have served include Kenya, Uganda, Brazil and Nicaragua. 

There is not greater power and support you can give someone than to look them in the eye and with sincerity/conviction, say, ‘I believe in you.”
— Ken Poirot, Author