“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.”
—Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, 1997–2006
October 11th is the International Day of the Girl! Join us on Saturday, October 13th (2018) as we celebrate Acacia in Kenya and this important day!
What’s Next for Acacia in Kenya? A Vocational-Technical School!
In the months ahead, Acacia in Kenya will propose, develop, and launch a capital campaign for the purpose of buying land for vocational-technical school and developing a plan for the school’s initial infrastructure. Although not yet finalized, the proposal will include these goals:
- that the results of the vocational-technical training- agriculture, tailoring, and more-will provide income so that the school is self-sustaining and has the financial resources to decide how to best leverage the school’s activities for community development.
- that the Kenyan NGO or local community partner who runs the vocational-technical school will evaluate the appropriateness and feasibility of continuing the sponsorship/scholarship program.
- a commitment to seeking grant money to share with a Kenyan partner or NGO for qualifying future projects our local partners may propose.