Right! You're having 190 girls to live with you for a month! How will you cope? Well that's why you GlobalGivers helped us build the Safe House. Over Dec. 2015 and Jan. 2016, waves of girls came escaping FGM. But it was the rainy season, too, and there was nowhere dry where they could be fed, and we still have no proper kitchen. This year we're determined to finish the buildings with a dining room and kitchen with water and electricity and a perimeter fence for safety. Please continue to help!
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Healthy girls have big appetites! Now the kitchen is an unhygienic garden shack. We need a purpose built and equipped kitchen and dining room. At the moment, there's no dining room - not so good in the rainy season. There's no big indoor space for meetings, rehearsals, volunteer training nor anywhere that could be let for weddings or meetings. There's no fence so intruders wander in, put girls at risk and may steal the vegetables the girls are growing or any livestock they may keep.
How will this project solve this problem?
The Safe House cooks will get a proper hygienic kitchen. The dining room will be a large multi-purpose space where the girls can eat, sing and dance. Recently they performed a song and dance routine about protecting girls for an audience of 500 at a day of the African Child. The hall can be let for wedding receptions to bring an income which will support the Centre's running costs. The perimeter fence will deter intruders and protect the vegetables the girls are growing. It's win win!
Potential Long Term Impact
Up to 60 girls a year will get a loving home at the Safe House and with young people from the locality will be able to learn skills in computing and tailoring so that they can earn their own living. All the young people will be witnesses that FGM is unnecessary and that girls can say NO! The Dining Room and Kitchen will complete the project and will also provide income for the Centre. The fence will deter intruders, make the girls more safe and encourage them to learn food growing skills.
Total Funding Received to Date: £34,854
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £24,071
Total Funding Goal: £58,925