At ROF, we are committed to ending period poverty and promoting girls' education. We believe that every girl has the right to reach her full potential, and we are proud to be working towards this goal. Our partners at Ndiru secondary school have seen a positive impact on its female students due to our free uniforms, sanitary pads and underwear distribution program. Many students come from low-income families that cannot afford menstrual hygiene products. This has led to challenges such as absenteeism, low self-esteem, poor academic performance, and risky sexual behavior. ROF's donations have helped to alleviate some of these issues and reduce period poverty, allowing girls to focus on their education.
Beverline's story is an inspiring example of the positive impact our community service program can have on scholarship students. By encouraging them to give back to their communities through service work, we not only promote skills development but also foster a sense of agency and leadership. As a beneficiary of our scholarship program, Beverline excelled academically, achieving a B-(minus) in her national secondary examinations. With her sights set on pursuing Nursing at the Kenya Medical Training College, she recognizes the importance of dedicating her time to serving others.
She has been volunteering as an assistant English and religious education (CRE) teacher at the Akili School. Beverline is not only helping students in their academic pursuits but also building her own skills and confidence. By taking on a role as a tutor, she is improving her communication and leadership abilities, which will undoubtedly benefit her in her future studies and career.
Community service is not only about helping others but also about personal growth. In Beverline's case, her involvement in the program is instilling a sense of self-worth and esteem. By contributing to the education and development of young girls, she is making a lasting impact on their lives and empowering them to reach their full potential.
Our community service program aims to amplify the voices and abilities of young girls like Beverline. By providing them with opportunities to develop their skills and serve their communities, we are not only supporting their education but also nurturing their leadership potential. Through agency and engagement, we can create a generation of strong, empowered women who will make a difference in their communities and beyond.
Riley Orton Foundation
Riley Orton Foundation (ROF) provides holistic education and promotes gender equality in STEM education to ensure girls and a community with the agency to realize their full potential