Kyobe means ‘what you wish to become'Kyobe Foundation is a registered non-profit organization empowering female early school leavers in rural areas with entrepreneurship and employability skills that enable them start and grow businesses, take leadership initiatives and create jobs for improved livelihoods and sustainability. We believe true empowerment of girls and women is as a result of skills development coupled with personalized mentoring and coaching in order to unlock one's ability to achieve their potential. We believe girls whether dropouts have the potential to lead a productive life and contribute positively to economic development.
Women entrepreneurship: Kyobe foundation through its mentors mobilizes women in rural communities. The women undergo trainings and coaching to identify win-win solutions to problems in their communities. The women then turn the win-win solutions into business ideas and start running businesses. Business startup capital is often got form kyobe foundation which entirely relies on donations and fund-raising. Kobe foundation equips women with the practical and technical skills to run successful businesses. Kyobe foundation recruits trainers who train the women with various practical skills which they then turn into business projects. Some of the skills are, tailoring, hair dressing, poultry farming, bakery etc
Women saving groups: Kyobe foundation empowers women in rural communities to form savings groups as they often rely on men for financial support. These groups are usually formed amongst women with similar interests or challenges and enable women to come together to brain storm solutions. These groups allow women have access to savings and loans leading to new income opportunities. Women become each other’s partners and work together for the success of their businesses.
Girl child literacy clubs: Kyobe foundation helps vulnerable girls have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunity to bring changes in their communities and excel academically. Through literacy clubs in rural primary schools, Kyobe foundation empowers young girls with confidence, courage, hope to enable them become successful readers excel academically. The clubs encourage girls to unveil their full potential through boosting their self-esteem. Through the various life skills programs, the clubs, girls gain self and gain courage to become better leaders and more productive members of society.
Menstrual health: Many adolescent girls in rural communities do not have access to menstrual sanitary materials. They rely on using banana leaves, papers, during menstrual periods. The lack of sanitary materials is one the leading factors to girl child school drop outs especially in rural communities. Kyobe foundation improves menstrual hygiene through teaching girls how to make reusable sanitary pads. The women and girls are also able to sell the reusable pads in their communities hence boosting their income. In some communities kyobe foundation give out ready-made reusable sanitary pads to girls
Girl child education: Kyobe foundation fund raises for scholastic materials for girls in rural communities. We believe girls have right to education unfortunately many girls in rural communities live with guardians who do not have the capacity to provide education materials to them. With the Moja campaign meaning one, Kyobe foundation ensures that at least each girl has access to 1 book, 1 pen, 1 school bag, 1 pair of shoes, 1 school uniform. Click on donate button to support this project.
"Kyobe Foundation mentored me to increase my self-confidence, how to communicate better with people and start a business with the very little available capital I had." Says Phionah who started up a stationary.
"The goal of our work is to improve education opportunities for the girl child and employment outcomes of women in rural communities".
- Gain the 7 strengths of successful leaders
- Realize their importance in the community
- Appreciate the value of girl child education
- Women participate in entrepreneurship trainings and awareness that enable them to actively transform lives, start and run businesses
So far our programmes have reached over 200 girls, equipping them with school materials to keep them in school and mentoring them to engage productively in community development through win-win solutions.
50% of women that participated in our skilling programmes in 2017 are now currently employed or operating businesses they created
The group of people who were marginalized girls and women
As a co-founder of Kyobe foundation, Miriam has extensive experience working with girls and comprehends first-hand challenges faced by the girl child.she has extensive experience working in the most complex environment in the field of education and charity work.
KARUNGI SANDRAYOUTH LEADER
Has a diverse background in development,humanitarian issues and women empowerment. She holds a Bachelor's in Management Science and is currently a mentor at Kyobe foundation. she joined Kyobe foundation in 2017.
As an education officer, Sharon works extensively for Kyobe foundation to promote girls and women well-being by developing a coalition of stakeholders to further women support programs and keep girls in schools. Sharon is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in economics at Makerere University Business School.
Bushira holds a Bachelor's in Land Surveying & has experience working with non-profits and with a particular focus on children and children's issues.She joined Kyobe foundation in July 2017 as a mentor.
TAAKA MALLIZACRAFT WORKER
She has significant experience in handling issues of a girl child .She has experience in teaching and mentoring girls in Kenyan schools and has been a trainer with Kyobe foundation equipping girls and women with various hands-on skills . Maliza holds a Bachelor's in Education and dedicates her time to working as an education officer in Kenya but continues to be a trainer and mentor with Kyobe foundation.
MUSOKE ARNOLDLITERACY ADVOCATE
He is an administrative professional with experience in non-profit organisations focusing on promoting literacy among the female population.Arnold holds a Bachelor's in Building Economics but dedicates himself in charity work and working with non-profit organisations for improved livelihoods.