BTO’s Beyond School Program supports young people like Faith to fulfil their professional dreams and reach independence. Faith’s mother died when she was just four years old. Along with her younger brother, Faith has been raised by their grandmother in a tiny room in the slums of Nairobi. Her grandmother’s meagre wage from casual employment hardly...Read now
This International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022, BTO board member Kate Fewings took the opportunity to fund activities that would benefit women in our programs not just for one day, but for years to come.
IWD is an opportunity to reflect on the essential role that women play in our lives, and where we are on the journey to gender equality. We were delighted when Kate donated funds to support our partners to each run IWD activities, including cake for everyone!
Our partner Alfajiri in Kenya, which supports street children to have a better life, elected to run an educational outreach day on self-esteem and women’s empowerment at its drop-in centre.
Of our partners in Nepal, Star Children, which runs a residential home for HIV-affected children, ran a drawing competition and everyone was very excited to reveal their artworks.
Star Children’s program Nawajiwan, which supports rural HIV-affected families, opted for breast and cervical screenings and education for staff and board members and the women it supports.
Sano Paila, providing homes to orphaned and abandoned children, educated its staff about women’s rights. They also ran an awareness session on ‘Good Touch, Bad Touch’ for 90 local schoolchildren.
Finally RHERI, which has a residential hostel for deaf children, organised an awareness program for parents of the hostel children and community women.
Our partners reported that the participants loved the activities and they opened up some lively discussions. Thank you, Kate!