Generation for Change & Development (GENCAD) is pleased to announce the date for our next sponsored walk: Step Up for Africa Sponsored Walk.
The aim of this year’s event is to economically empower 100 women by providing them £250micro-loan to start or boost their existing business.
Numerous studies have shown the importance of Women Economic Empowerment. According to the world bank;
Women reinvest a much higher portion in their families and communities than men
When income is in the hands of the mother, the survival probability of a child increases by about 20% in Brazil and in Kenya a child will be 17% taller since mothers reinvest more of their income in health and nutrition.
Agricultural productivity could be raised by as much as 20%
The walk will be on Sunday 30th April 2017, from Mile End Park to Little Venice(7.5Miles) via the beautifully scenic Regent’s Canal, London.
All you need is commitments, energy, and a good pair of old walking shoes!
Registration fees of £20.
You will be provided with a branded T-Shirt and a cap.
To take part, please registered using Registration_form_2017 and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st of March 2017.
If you could offer the world a gift this festive season, what would it be?
A brighter future for all those poor women and girls who are marginalised?
At GENCAD, this is the vision we’re working toward every single day. In Mandera County , one of the most marginalised region in Northern Kenya, we’re helping widows and vulnerable women earn a dignified living, orphan and vulnerable girls to improve their education attainment and achievement, and secondary schools offer quality science education to their pupils.
We’re fighting illiteracy, empowering rural women in Mandera County, and protecting orphans and vulnerable children. We’re transforming lives, like Abdia and Khadija
After Thanksgiving and Black Friday comes #GivingTuesday on November 29th. We hope on that day you’ll consider supporting GENCAD – and the many of girls and women we serve in Northern Kenya.
During this year’s #GivingTuesday 29th Nov 2016 Courtesy of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation;
• There will be $500,000 USD in matching funds applied at 50% to all donations of up to $1,000 USD per donor
• New recurring donations up to $100 USD per will have their initial donation matched at 200% on #GivingTuesday.
• #GIVINGTUESDAY will start at 00:00:01 EST ( 05:00am UK) and finish at 23:59:59 EST ( 04:59:59 on Wednesday 30th Nov. 2016 UK time)
Keroy lives in Qorobo Shanan Village in Elwak Town. She lost her husband and two of her sons in a tragic accident. Her husband died while cleaning disused water well when accumulated methane gas in the well caught fire. One of her sons died in a road accident while another died in unexplained circumstances.
Late 2014, Keroy’s third son, Ahmed, a casual worker in Elwak Town collapsed in town and was brought home by well-wishers on a wheelbarrow. Keroy and her young sons managed to take Ahmed to the nearest health facility, Elwak Health Centre for medical help. After staying at the health centre with her son for a while , she was advised to take him home since the health centre lacked the most basic of medicines and skilled personnel. Keroy didn’t have the means to take him to the nearest referral hospital, 165km away let alone to a specialised hospital in Nairobi or other major towns in Kenya due to lack of money. Keroy continued to do her best for her beloved son. Poor shelter meant Ahmed was exposed to heat and rains.
April this year (2016) GENCAD launched an appeal for Ahmed and his family. The response was very positive. The funds raised through during #HelpMamaKeroy provided the necessary relief for the family. Ahmed now has a shelter, he was been taken to hospital in Nairobi and can now walk again.
When given the chance, girls from nomadic communities are keen to seek education. That is exactly what we are doing at Elwak Girls Primary School. In partnership with the school, we provided the girls extra remedial lessons in three key subjects. The girls did well, and seven orphan girls secured a one-year scholarship. Well done to them and their parents for hard work the past two years.
We are happy to launch a new project to address income poverty faced by many women in Mandera County. Many women are unaware of existing government funds or are too scared by the formalities involved in accessing them.
Please join us to support widows, divorcees and women from extremely poor families so that they can improve their family’s economic conditions.
GlobalGiving UK is running a matched funding promotion to support small charities like us. This year, We Believe in Girls 50% Bonus Campaign will start on Monday 2nd March 2015 at 2 pm GMT (9Am in the USA). The campaign will close on Monday 9th March at 2 pm GMT.
Funds will be distributed on a first-come basis, could, therefore, run out quickly. The impact of UK taxpayers’ donations will be increased by 75% due to Gift Aid. This campaign is a fantastic opportunity for us and our supporters to raise the vital funds required to push forward our ongoing project, Bridge Educational gaps for Orphan girls in Mandera County Kenya. We would be truly delighted if you would join us on this journey to empower and transform the lives of our girls.
On Sunday 25th of January 2015, GENCAD and Elwak Girls Primary School community organised a price giving day to celebrate the achievements made by pupils who completed primary education. All pupils who sat their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination did well and we are proud of their achievement. The school’s mean grade went up from 187 to 252 an increase of 65 marks. The achievement was down to the hard work of the pupils, teachers and parents, especially mothers who were very active and keen to see their daughters succeed.
The event was held at Elwak Girls Secondary School for lack of appropriate venue at the primary school. Despite numerous challenges the school faces, inadequate teachers, teaching and learning resources, lack of water, high poverty level amongst the parents and illiteracy, the school management, parents , school management committee and GENCAD are determined to see the students’ attainment and achievement increases in the years to come.
We are pleased to inform you that GlobalGiving UK is offering small charities like us an opportunity to receive 50% match funding. This year’s 50% Bonus week promotion will take place the week beginning 1st of September 2014 until the 8th September 2014. Funds will be distributed on a first come basis, and therefore could run out quickly. If you are a UK taxpayer, your donations will further attract 25% Gift Aid from HMRC. This is a fantastic opportunity for us and our supporters to raise the funds required to push forward our ongoing project, Bridge Educational gaps for Orphan girls in Mandera County Kenya.