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Introducing our Female Fundis Initiative

By Bright Futures

Introducing a new initiative under our Bright Futures program in partnership with Junior League of Evanston – North Shore….Female Fundis! Vocational training can be a great way to address youth unemployment. However, female youth are often encouraged to focus only on trades that have been deemed best-suited for women such…

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Kibera ArtFest

By Events, Kibera News, Partnerships, Uweza Art Gallery

In May, we launched a call for submissions for Kibera ArtFest, an exhibition and art contest aimed at bringing exposure to the beauty of Kibera and abundant talent of Kibera’s artist and photographers. We received submissions from more than 40 creatives and will be holding an opening for an exhibition…

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The Women of Kibera

By Blog, Kibera News

Despite years of programming and attention on girls’ and women’s empowerment, the status of women in Kenya is not encouraging. 39% of women ages 15-49 who have ever been married report sexual or physical violence within their marriage. Less than half of currently married and employed women who earn cash are…

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A Long Walk to High School

By Education, Sponsorship

[Norman, Brian, and Vincent are first year high school students who participate in Uweza’s Sponsorship Program. This story of their academic journey is written in their own words, without any changes by Uweza] Uweza first supported us to school in 2009. We joined Class 1 (first grade) at Olympic Primary…

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A Girl’s Journey

By Girls Club

What happens when you give girls the opportunity to speak for themselves? For the last three years, Uweza Foundation has provided an answer to this question by providing an open space at their center where girls from Kibera can meet and discuss issues relevant to their daily lives out without…

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