Educate a girl and she will change the world.
Access to school and education was a given for me here in Canada. In Kenya, even though education is free, there are many barriers to education, particularly for girls: early marriage, poverty, poor health, traditional domestic roles for females, gender-based biases. Through Me to We trips I’ve had the opportunity to visit and volunteer at local schools in rural Kenya. WE Charity opened Kisaruni, an all girls high school in 2010. Kisaruni graduates are transforming their futures and consequently their communities.
My first Heartfelt Endeavours initiative will give 100% of all profits of the sale of my photo cards and prints to support education for girls at Kisaruni. Your support helps cover items such as: tuition, room and board, textbooks, school supplies and classroom resources, uniforms, field trips and extracurricular opportunities, mentorship and counselling, leadership programming and teacher training. My goal is to raise $1000.
Added gift! Spend $50 in my store and receive a beaded holiday rafiki bracelet hand made by the Maasai Mamas. Rafiki means friend in Swahili. WE Charity and Me to We Artisans provides a wider market and fair wage for local women’s beautiful beadwork. Spend $75 in my store and receive a hand made re-claimed bronze star decoration specially crafted by mamas in the Mara for the holiday season.