Many girls in our service area have to walk long distances to school (6+ miles) each morning and night. Those who walk great distances to school are preyed upon by men and boys and face the threat of attack by wild animals. Some girls rent housing closer to the school, but they can only afford accommodation that is barely better than being homeless.
We work with local communities to build dormitories so secondary school girls have a safe and clean living environment. Dormitories are supervised by a dorm mother whose salary is paid by the local community or school. This partnership between Kenya Keys and local communities ensures sustainability of the dormitories and protection for the girls.
Our work has resulted in two functioning girls’ dormitories in the area: one located at Samburu Secondary School and the other at MacKinnon Road Secondary School. Between them, over 100 girls are now living and studying in a safe environment that is close to their schools, that provides light to study by, and is clean and healthy.
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