Glory Missionary Girls Centre
About Glory Missionary Girls Centre
Girl Child Empowerment Program
Glory Missionary Girls Centre is a Girls Centre project started in 2012 by a religious leader in partnership with the Wiga community-based organization.
- Support girls and young women
- Free time on the weekend to discover Kenya
- CIVS organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya
- Affordable fees which include airport pick up, accommodation, meals, orientation and 24/7 support
The founder of Glory Missionary Girls visited Suna area in 2012 with a mission to develop a community hospital.
She was touched to learn that about 70% of the expectant young mothers who sought medication were aged between 16 to 25 years (a school-going age). She then put the hospital project programs on hold but instead mobilized the community to establish a Girl’s Centre. Through this, she realized the Suna community would be enlightened enough to prevent the rampant social ills against the girls. The unhealthy cultural practices include she wanted to solve include female circumcision (FGM), early and forced marriages, and sexual harassment such as rape. The school is now run by a local religious leader. Glory Missionary Girls Centre aims to provide holistic support and empowerment to 300 young girls in Suna community. This project seeks to address the unique challenges faced by young girls in the region, including inadequate access to education, limited economic opportunities, gender inequality, and early marriages. The project establishes a safe and nurturing environment where girls can receive education, life skills training, healthcare services, and psychosocial support. By investing in their education and well-being, the project aims to empower these girls to become confident, independent, and self-reliant individuals. The school has 300 students and 17 staff members. The specific objectives of the school are to:
- Provide access to quality and comprehensive education to girls, focusing on academic subjects, vocational skills, and life skills training.
- Enhance economic opportunities through vocational training such as tailoring, agriculture
The school hopes to Improve the infrastructure for better service delivery.
QUALIFICATION & MOTIVATION
The project welcomes all volunteers who are motivated to join, however, volunteers with qualifications in Gender and Sex education, Monitoring and Evaluation, Finance, and Programing are more welcome.
CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities.
The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.
It covers the following services:
- Airport transfers (Arrival and Departure)
- 3-day orientation seminar
- Introduction to the city
- Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration
- Coordination and office support
The following costs are NOT included:
- Visa costs and ticket flight
- Local travelling: from the office to the project
- Direct donations to the project
- Cost of sightseeing
- Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc.
All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction.
The volunteer will live in a house within the project site and food will be provided. Fieldwork takes place with a motorbike rider. The motorbike fare is about 2 euros per trip, and volunteers will pay their own fares during such trips.
Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc
CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding.
The cost of a 3-days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros by Tour van and 480 Euros by a Landcruiser jeep.
It includes: –
Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara: game viewing drive in the evening
Day 2: Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the morning and the evening
Day 3: Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the early morning
There will be activities in the following areas; local schools and vocational training centers, in the villages, in individual homes, and at the project. The specific activities will be:
- Academic support by assisting teachers in the classroom, tutoring students, or organizing study groups.
- Mentorship and guidance.
- Organizing enrichment programs like workshops, guest lectures, and many more.
- Helping the school strengthen its ties with the local community by organizing community service projects.
- Teaching of English,
- Informal teaching of German, Spanish, and French.
- Resource mobilization for infrastructure development
- Technology integration In studies e.g. use of computers
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
EMAIL US YOUR REQUEST
WE WILL SEND YOU THE INFOSHEET & REQUIREMENTS
PROJECT PLACEMENT BEGINS
AWAITING YOUR ARRIVAL
CIVS will respond to any question.
The Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) is a Community Development Organization working with local marginalized communities in Kenya to support them in their development and fight the poverty through volunteering and community development programs.