WHY GIRLS' EDUCATION?
Ramat Oontoyie™ (‘Nurturing the Girl’)
This initiative seeks to increase the number of girls who attend and successfully complete their education from various learning institutions as well as mentor them to ensure they attain the highest level of education.
Kenya’s Free Primary Education Programme is set to reduce/end school dropouts resulting from lack of school fees. However, the number of girls not completing primary school education is on the rise meaning they miss out on this fundamental basic education. This can be linked to girls lacking self-agency and community not prioritising education for girls.
The major effects of girls lacking basic education results in perpetual cycle of poverty, inability to make informed decisions/choices contributing to their future economic and social wellbeing. The consequences of these are:
School dropouts as a result of teenage pregnancies
Lack of agency e.g. career choices
Our solutions to address the girls’ dropping out of school is anchored in offering an inclusive and responsive learning environment that will see the girls access safe spaces for mentorship, peer to peer learning and opportunities to build social capital.
Patinaai Osim delivers support in the following ways:
Girl clubs to build social capital
Facilitate the establishment of school libraries to encourage reading culture