Empowerment can be defined as a “multi-dimensional social process that helps people gain control over their own lives. It is a process that fosters power (that is, the capacity to implement) in people, for use in their own lives, their communities, and in their society, by acting on issues that they define as important. The organization intends to undertake programs on school mentorship and economic empowerment for the community.
1. School mentorship program.
The purpose of the program will be to equip students with non-academically taught skills and secondly expose the students to unlimited opportunities available after school.
Students will undergo training on various topics and will be provided with certificates for completing the training course. The topics will include and not limited to dealing with the fear of failure through self-awareness, communication skills; public speaking, leadership skills, teamwork; time management, improving students reading and writing and career planning; development.
Impact; The students are expected to improve their performance and target career opportunities previously unfamiliar to them.
2. Economic Empowerment
To ensure that all programs under the pillars are self-sustainable and cross- supporting, the organization would like to economically empower the community and help eradicate poverty within the communities by promoting;
1. Agricultural Farming (vegetables, watermelon, pumpkin and hydroponic farming
2. Bee keeping.
3. Chicken rearing
4. Technical skill training
Sustainability; The organization aims to make the program more sustainable by assist the community source for markets and in equipping them with skills in planning and finances.
Impact; Therefore, these activities will help empower the community economically and help
alleviate any poor standard of living.
The organization intends to handle Empowerment in this way;
1. On School mentorship
In order to empower students, the organization intends to undertake the various activities;
1. Develop a mentorship curriculum promoting non-academic skill sets.
2. Distribute children literature materials so as to enable the students to build a strong English and Kiswahili vocabulary and reading and writing competence.
3. Career planning and development
Organize for career fairs- Have professionals visit students and explain to them different types of careers, necessary requirements for entry and institutions offering the various courses.
2. On Economic empowerment
In order to ensure that all programs under the pillars are self-sustainable and cross- supporting, the organization would like to economically empower the community through farming of vegetables and fruits. This will involve the following activities;
1. Awareness creation on farming
2. Identifying and leasing land for demonstration.
3. Purchase seedlings for the demonstration farm and share some seedlings with the community.
4. Training on farming skills and finances management.
5. Sourcing for markets