Where We Are
Girls Health Ed has been doing programs in Kenya since 2016. We currently have active programs in Nairobi, Kogelo, and Nyamira.
GHE in Kenya
Girls Health Ed has been doing programs in Kenya since 2016. We currently have active programs in Nairobi, Kogelo, and Nyamira. Our Kenya programs started when our Founder & Board Chair, Sarah Hillware, spoke at a UN event in 2015 where Mama Sarah Obama was present. The two Sarahs connected and discussed the need for Girls Health Ed’s curriculum in Kenya. Thus began Girls Health Ed’s partnership with the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation.
Our curriculum has been tailored based on the Kenyan cultural context. School dropout due to familial obligations and cultural pressures is an unfortunate common occurrence among girls in Kenya. Our “Body Image, Self-Esteem, & Goal-Setting” module in Kenya focuses less on body image and more on self-esteem, goal setting, and the importance of role models as a means of keeping girls engaged with their education.
of girls understand that condoms protect against STIs (compared to 67% pre-workshops.
of girls agree or strongly agree that they have positive qualities outside of how they look.
of girls report having a trusted adult in their lives (compared to 67% pre-workshops).
2020: Growing Our Presence across Kenya
In 2020, when the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation decreased its operations, Girls Health Ed brought on their Program Coordinator, Diana Kasuku, as our Kenya Program Coordinator. Diana has been instrumental in helping us grow our presence across Kenya.
In 2021, Girls Health Ed signed a partnership agreement with White Ribbon Alliance Kenya. This partnership will enhance the voice and agency of the girls and young women both organizations serve by combining Girls Health Ed’s comprehensive sexuality education curriculum with White Ribbon Alliance’s advocacy training.
Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Meet Our Kenya Staff
Diana Kasuku - Kenya Program Coordinator
Diana Kasuku has a Bachelor of Arts from Nairobi University in Communication and Sociology. She has been involved in health education since high school, where she was a peer educator. She has been a lead on a TV series sponsored by USAID and Population Services International on reproductive health, AIDS, poverty, and nutrition. Her entire career has centered around the empowerment of adolescent girls through health education.
GHE at Work
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