The Linda Girl Child Empowerment Project (LGCEP) is currently working in the urban slums of Eldoret Town in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. There plans are to continue recruiting girls and young women aged 15-25 from all the slums of Eldoret town. To provide opportunities for these vulnerable girls and young women in the urban slums to develop skills that will enable them to become self-reliant and positive contributors to society. The deserving girls are screened and recruited from the urban slums of Langas from among those who suffer from poverty, high dropout rates at primary and lower secondary levels due to high rates of teenage pregnancy, drug abuse and gender based violence among others.
The Sower Education Centre was established in 2015 by a well-wisher family after realising that despite the government's declaration of free primary education, many children in the neighbourhood were just sitting at home and therefore at risk of not getting an education, thus contributing to the rampant insecurity in the Langas slums of Eldoret town in Uasin Gishu County. The centre provides early childhood education (ECDE) and basic primary education to children from the slums of Eldoret town. These children from poor families might have missed out without the support of The Sower Education Centre.
The school's motto is 'Seeing Beyond Today' and currently has 312 students (185 girls and 127 boys). The school deliberately creates a safe and protective environment for girls and is affiliated to the Linda Girl Child Empowerment Project (LGCEP) by accepting some needy children of vulnerable girls and young women in the urban slums. The school currently employs 10 teachers and two (2) non-teaching staff with limited contributions from individual well-wishers. The school is currently housed in temporary structures and we have started the construction of better structures which is progressing at a very slow pace due to lack of funds.
Kenya, Western, Eldoret
Project SDGs goals:no poverty - quality education - gender equality - reduced inequalities