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Bright Futures

Self Care for Bright Futures members

This month at their weekly meetings, the members of our Bright Futures program for young mothers are focusing on the importance of self-appreciation and self-care, even when life gets busy. Last weekend, they invited a dentist from a clinic in Kibera to facilitate a session on dental care. Also last…
Uweza
February 10, 2020
Bright Futures

Tailoring Course Back in Session

Our sewing class, taught by fashion designer David Avido is back in session after a holiday break! This week, the students learned how to pattern and construct skirts and crop tops. The classes are made possible by the Bright Futures program and Project Kenya.
Uweza
January 24, 2020
Bright Futures

Female Fundis Start Their Second Semester

Our Female Fundis started the second semester of their plumbing and electrical courses last week! In total, nine students are attending these courses at a vocational training school in Kibera through our Bright Futures program and they are changing perceptions about what type of occupations and career paths women can…
Uweza
January 21, 2020
Bright Futures

52 Week Savings Challenge

Last weekend, the members of our Bright Futures program for young mothers met for their last meeting of the year. They reflected on the year and distributed their savings accumulated over the year through their 52-week savings challenge. Collectively, 27 members were able to save a total of 124,790 ($1,250…
Uweza
December 16, 2019
Bright Futures

New Bright Futures Sewing Course

Today, we launched a three-month sewing and tailoring course instructed by Kibera-bashed fashion designer David Avido. The students are members of our Bright Futures program for young mothers and our women's soccer team. They will be covering all the basics of sewing and at the end, will be making products…
Uweza
September 16, 2019
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Checking in with Female Fundis

We recently checked in with some of the first participants of our Female Fundis initiative, which provides opportunities for young women from Kibera to learn trades that are not traditionally "feminine" and is run through our Bright Futures program. Ann, Mary, Janet, and Christine started a course in electrical repair…
Uweza
August 22, 2019
Bright Futures

Introducing our Female Fundis Initiative

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…
Uweza
July 27, 2019