Project Description

Girls’ Empowerment Programs

The education and empowerment of girls and women are exceedingly important in the fight against poverty. Global Partners’ commitment to improving the quality of life and education for girls and women in East Africa goes beyond providing scholarships. Check out of some our latest projects supporting girls and women:

PWC Rescue Center: In partnership with the Pastoral Women’s Council, Global Partners established a rescue center for girls in Loliondo, Tanzania. The center provides housing and counseling for Maasai girls escaping gender-related violence, such as early forced marriage and domestic abuse.

SIWINDHE Camps: Global Partners is a proud supporter of SIWINDHE’s academics, leadership, and life skills camp held for girls in Kenya. At the camp, girls learn from professional female role models, get extra academic tutoring, and build their understandings of personal health and other life skills.

RUKASUDI Milling/Hulling Business: Global Partners provided support for an economic development venture in partnership with RUKASUDI and 15 women’s groups in Rukungiri, Uganda. Global Partners funded a vehicle and generator for the women to begin a milling and hulling business. With this project, Global Partners achieves two goals: 1) proof of its success in supporting the women’s groups to a sustainable level given their ability to invest in a community-based business; and 2) providing them with the means to continue to build their financial resources into the future.