1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel

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Through this project, Polycom Development Project aims to support 1000 girls in Kibera Slums to complete high school through rights awareness programs, educational scholarship, sports , hygiene and sanitation. Girls in Kibera face many challenges; lack of basic needs like pads and panties, manipulation and sexual harassment, lack of hope to further their education due to poverty and most of all lack of people/platforms with whom to share their problems. This project will respond to these needs.


75% of girls who drop out of school in Kibera is due to early pregnancy. The problem is rooted in social and economical poverty, pushing the girls to desperate conditions to look for men or accept men's advances so that they can provide basic needs not just for themselves but for their families as well. These girls in many situations have no-one to give them hope and they keep all these frustrations to themselves. This project aims to develop adolescent in school and out of school.

Long-Term Impact

The project will reduce the number of girls dropping out of school, the direct beneficiaries and those who will be inspired by them. 500 adolescent girls will be protected and educated to allow them get good jobs, rise out of poverty which will provide their own well being and of their famillies. Others girls seeing and learning them will be inspired to follow suit.


  1. http://www.polycomgirls.or.ke
  2. https://www.facebook.com/polycomdevelopmentproject?fref=ts
  3. http://www.polycomgirls.org/
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWepv6Zkvu0
  5. http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000032912/slum-woman-with-a-big-heart

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