HELP MIUMBUNI AIC CHURCH AND SCHOOL GET FOOD AND LEARNING MATERIAL

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MIUMBUNI'S DREAM FOR EDUCATION

Background

Girls in rural communities of Africa continue to face the greatest challenges to achieving even basic education. They are often viewed as economic assets, and their education is not a priority for community investment. In our region, nearly 80% of girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) when they reach puberty, after which they enter into an arranged marriage, ending their education before even completing primary school. Despite Kenyan laws that prohibit these practices and enforce the right of every child to basic education, only 17% of girls in our community attain a primary education, and one in two girls are married before the age of 19. These realities perpetuate cycles of poverty, low educational achievement, and high teenage pregnancy rates.

There is nothing paining me like seeing children suffer and failing to do something. Brother am writing for you from Kenya Machakos county in an area called Miumbuni.


Our have Orphan children whom we have been helping through the Miumbuni AFRICAN INLAND CHURCH (A.I.C) The church have very supportive to the children who can't walk 8km to attend school at a government primary school.


I Felix Aguyo request for your support on behalf of the church to support the children you can help us organize a gofundme campaign or Facebook fundraiser to aid raise $5000 to support the feeding of the children Before our planted crossing reach harvesting stage please.

Who are we?

For the past ten years, Miumbuni A.I.C. Church Dream has worked to educate and empower girls and transform our communities.

We have developed an education program that takes into account the girls’ context in their families and communities, the pressures they encounter in their daily lives, and the factors that typically lead to poor outcomes and early school dropouts. Our approach has been effective; in a community where only 17% of girls finish primary school, 400 girls have attended our primary school, where they all have remained free from FGM and child marriage. All our 8th grade graduates have continued on to high school, and our first class of high school graduates began college in 2022.

Miumbuni A.I.C. CHURCH and Dream provides a safe, secure school where girls can focus on their studies. We teach girls about their rights and how to stay healthy and clean. Finally, we educate parents along with the girls about the benefits of education and the negative consequences of FGM and early marriage. With the support of the community leaders and Miumbuni A.I.C. Church, parents are required to sign an agreement when enrolling their daughters at our school that they will not subject their daughters to these practices.

Our Goal

Demand for our programs is greater than our capacity. Increasingly, as local attitudes are changing about the value of educating girls, people are seeking out these opportunities for their daughters. Each year, more than 300 girls come to apply for one of the 35 spots in our incoming 4th grade class.

Currently, we are addressing this by building more classrooms in the school school. Our new classroom will serve girls in pre-primary and will allow us to triple enrollment so we can provide more girls with the education they desire. When it is completed, the school will include an early learning center, a library, computer and science labs, and a youth-friendly health clinic open to young people across the region.

We believe that providing our girls and boys with state-of-the-art facilities will lead to better educational outcomes. Our labs will complement classroom instruction and equip learners by providing valuable hands-on learning experiences. This will elevate our students’ appreciation of the sciences and, along with better exam scores in this subject, we expect it to result in more girls pursuing STEM-related careers.

Science skills and computer literacy are key differentiators in setting girls and boys up to be successful in secondary school and beyond. No schools in our region have these kinds of facilities, so even when learners are able to complete secondary school, they are not well prepared for success in degree programs.

Background

Girls in rural communities of Africa continue to face the greatest challenges to achieving even basic education. They are often viewed as economic assets, and their education is not a priority for community investment. In our region, nearly 80% of girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) when they reach puberty, after which they enter into an arranged marriage, ending their education before even completing primary school. Despite Kenyan laws that prohibit these practices and enforce the right of every child to basic education, only 17% of girls in our community attain a primary education, and one in two girls are married before the age of 19. These realities perpetuate cycles of poverty, low educational achievement, and high teenage pregnancy rates.

Who are we?

For the past ten years, Miumbuni’s Dream has worked to educate and empower girls and transform our communities.

We have developed an education program that takes into account the girls’ context in their families and communities, the pressures they encounter in their daily lives, and the factors that typically lead to poor outcomes and early school dropouts. Our approach has been effective; in a community where only 17% of girls finish primary school, 400 boys And girls have attended our primary school, where they all have remained free from FGM and child marriage. All our 8th grade graduates have continued on to high school, and our first class of high school graduates began college in 2022.

Miumbuni’s Dream provides a safe, secure school campus where girls can focus on their studies. We teach girls about their rights and how to stay healthy and clean. Finally, we educate parents along with the girls about the benefits of education and the negative consequences of FGM and early marriage. With the support of the community leaders, parents are required to sign an agreement when enrolling their daughters at our school that they will not subject their daughters to these practices.

Our Goal

Demand for our programs is greater than our capacity. Increasingly, as local attitudes are changing about the value of educating girls, people are seeking out these opportunities for their daughters. Each year, more than 300 and boys girls come to apply for one of the 35 spots in our incoming 4th grade class.

Currently, we are addressing this by building another classroom in school. Our new classroom will serve learners in pre-primary and will allow us to triple enrollment so we can provide more with the education they desire. When it is completed, the classroom will include learning corners , a library, computer and science corner, and a youth-friendly health clinic open to young people across the region.

We believe that providing our learners with state-of-the-art facilities will lead to better educational outcomes. Our labs will complement classroom instruction and equip learners by providing valuable hands-on learning experiences. This will elevate our students’ appreciation of the sciences and, along with better exam scores in this subject, we expect it to result in more girls pursuing STEM-related careers.

How will the money be used?

We plan to use this funding to outfit our computer and science laboratories .

Science skills and computer literacy are key differentiators in setting pupils up to be successful in secondary school and beyond. No schools in our region have these kinds of facilities, so even when pupils are able to complete secondary school, they are not well prepared for success in degree programme

How can you help?

Every donation will bring us closer to reaching our goal and helping these young pupils receive the education they deserve. We would also truly appreciate your help in sharing our campaign and spreading the word about Miumbuni’s Dream!

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This project is supported by the Uwezo organic farm and permaculture practioners .

Your donation to benefit this campaign/project will be allocated to the Learners

The Fund is restricted to supporting Learners education and your donation is made for the support of the above described project. Notwithstanding that the campaign description may name a specific organization that is anticipated to engage in the projects,

Updates (5)

May 14, 2021

By Phillip Ndolo, Organizer

Dear Friends,

The past year has brought unprecedented challenges for our learners and organization, but in early January 2021, the Kenyan government authorized us to fully reopen our campuses. After ten long months at home, our learners were excited to see their teachers, staff, and friends, and to continue their education in a safe and nurturing environment.

Despite the joy on campus, our teachers, staff, and students are taking strict precautions to guard against the spread of COVID-19 by forming a learning “Ladder”. Support from Uwezo organic Farm practictioners allowed us to train our faculty and staff so that they can uphold strict health standards and protect our learners’ wellbeing, as well as supply each student, teacher, and staff member with double-layered cloth masks upon their return. With everyone back on campus, we performed daily temperature checks and enforced strict mask wearing, hand washing, and social distancing protocols. We authorized our students to learn without their masks and within the safety of our campus “ladder” after confirming that nobody on our campuses exhibited symptoms of COVID-19.

With your support, we are also addressing any trauma our learners faced at home, including stress related to abuse and the pressure to get married. Of the 237 students enrolled at the beginning of 2020, 211 – nearly 96 percent – returned to campus. Initially, we prioritized their nutritional and physical health, but we are now focusing on their mental health and wellbeing. Our experienced school counselor continues to support our students in overcoming any trauma faced at home and ensuring that any new mental health needs are promptly addressed. Once our learners’ physical, nutritional, and mental health needs are met, they will be able to concentrate on their studies and more effectively make up for lost time.

An important barometer to gauge our students’ progress is the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exam, which was administered to eighth graders at the end of March. We anticipated that our students would have struggled given the time they spent away from campus, but we were amazed at their determination to go above and beyond in preparing by organizing group study sessions, taking practice exams, and seeking extra tutoring and teacher support outside the classroom. After much anticipation and a “Prayer Day” to provide well wishes to ourcandidates and celebrate their hard work, we are happy to report that our learners’ scores showed no decline from 2019 (the last time the exam was administered)! These impressive results are a testament to both the resilience and hard work of our students and the dedication of their talented teachers.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not lost focus on our drive to enhance the support we provide our students. Through our Network of Excellence program, we administer a mentorship program to provide our students with a safe space to build their self-esteem, develop their voices, and overcome negative peer pressure. We previously worked with an external partner to provide mentors to our current students, but recently adjusted our model so that 200 of our current scholars are paired with 46 of our alumnae who will soon be graduating from college. We have trained our alumnae to become front line experts, leaders, and positive role models for our younger , so that they can continue to challenge the outdated social and cultural norms in their communities. Our mentors meet with their mentees regularly to assist with classwork, develop their leadership skills, and help with career guidance.

Looking to the future, we know that our students will continue to thrive if we provide them with the necessary support. Earlier this year, we started construction on a library on our school to help instill a lifelong love of reading, spark curiosity, and improve critical thinking. We anticipate that the library will serve as a source of inspiration for students and help instill a lifelong love of learning in them.

These recent accomplishments give us hope that the future is bright for our students, no matter what obstacles stand in their way. We remain grateful for our partnership with the Uwezo organic farm practitioners. Together, we will work toward a reality where our children are valued and respected as leaders and equal in every way.

With gratitude,

Uwezo's Dream


Email [email protected]

WhatsApp number is +254798254842

Children are like seeds when allowed to sprout correctly they give back to the community.

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  • Ken Batts
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