Women often lack the access, opportunity and support that men receive in the realm of economic development and leadership. Compared to the male rate of 7.9%, 15.3% of females in Kenya are unemployed (World Bank, 2016).
This program equips teenage and adolescent girls within the fishing communities and informal settlements around Lake Victoria with leadership skills, confidence and connections necessary to create true social change in their communities.
We set up WISE Clubs in various institutions where they are trained in: Public speaking; Financial literacy; Global women’s issues; Community advocacy; Digital Literacy; and Team building.
By teaching girls leadership skills, sexual health, basic financial literacy, and connecting them with successful women entrepreneurs and together will encourage the economic independence and leadership of women in the Lake Victoria region.