Programs

Achievements of the Organization

 

In nearly six years, the Center has made extraordinary progress assisting women throughout Nairobi. Among the many achievements:

 

  • 8 members employed by the Center in administration and teaching;

 

  • 121 women completed two series of Entrepreneur and Transformational Leadership (E&L) Training;

 

  • 10 Women’s Table Banking Groups with 168 members organized to access to seed capital; currently they have working capital of approximately Ksh 900,000;

 

  • 10 women trained as Adult Education teachers;

 

  • 36 members completed the Functional Literacy Program;

 

  • 40 registered and 26 completed a Computer Training Course and were certified;

 

  • Over 120 women and men engaged in awareness and planning workshops to address widespread sexual and domestic violence in the community;

 

  • 80+ women trained in weekly workshops to reduce stress and depression;

 

  • 24 members trained in HIV/AIDS awareness workshops;

 

  • Community screenings for HIV/AIDS and TB provided by MSF and the Ministry of Health;

 

  • BWC members displayed and sold products at four exhibitions sponsored by NGAAF;

 

  • BWC graduates 20 trainees from a 5-month Hair and Beauty Skills Training in partnership with NITA;

 

  • 17 members received training by the Ministry of Environment on proper handling of chemicals for hair styling;

 

  • Former Nairobi County Women’s MP Rachel Shebesh visited the Center and supported its work financially and through in-kind donations.

 

Investing in the Power of Women

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