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Girls Club Debates
Bigger than Football

A 'Complete Makeover' awaits the winner of Inter-school Girls Club Debates. The prize of new school uniform, shoes and socks has driven Kendu Bay schoolgirls to serious research and preparation.

Girls Club debates have become bigger news than boys football. Bigger than anything a Kendu Bay girl has ever experienced: to be noticed for achieving and appreciated for her articulate and well-researched advocacy.

KSHP Girls Empowerment has reduced girls' school dropout 98% in our partner primary schools.

Before KSHP, over 240 girls dropped from school every year due to early marriage and pregnancy. In three years, KSHP club education and dignity supplies cut school dropout to only FOUR girls in 2014.

Join us to support Girls' Social Empowerment and Education.

Welcome to the Kenya Self Help Project

OUR MISSION is to help school-aged children in Western Kenya overcome poverty through education and social empowerment.  Our programs are designed to improve school attendance and strengthen self-reliance.  We accomplish this through . . .

  • Scholarship Resources

Provide secondary school scholarships to motivated, hardworking students who have no other resources to draw upon. Priority is given to orphans.

  • Girls Empowerment

Monitor and financially sustain a structured Mentorship Program in primary schools. Girls’ Clubs provide a safe and secure forum for girls to learn critical life skills and coping strategies that help them resist and overcome impediments to continuing their education. An essential component is the distribution of sanitary provisions that ensure girls are able to attend school throughout their monthly menstrual cycle.

  • Primary School Resources

Work with school officials to identify and provide needed resources, such as textbooks, to improve performance and high school eligibility.

  • Water and Sanitation

Cultivate community involvement in the building and maintenance of new gender sensitive latrines and hand washing stations at primary schools.

  • Community Education

Engage and educate community leaders, school officials, governmental officers, and parents or guardians on the importance of integrating local traditions into a contemporary worldview.