Posted by: David Omondi
We have been deeply blessed to partner with you to create jobs for women in our community who have trained as teachers but do not have jobs. Your donations of $10 or more have helped us to pay their stipends timely motivating them to keep doing their best to support the Akili Girls.
We resumed school for first semester in January 2018. With your support, we were able to hire 2 new teachers for 4th grade and 2nd grade. The girls are now doing well being assisted by qualified teachers.
We had our first monthly meeting with the Akili Staff and it is amazing to see all the women we have been able to create jobs for because of your support. Even though our government might not have had success in implementing the 2/3rd gender rule, we are happy to have over 10 women represented in our meetings.
Last week our Co-founder David was in Rwanda with Amplify Org, a consortium of grasroots orgs working to empower adolescent girls in eastern Africa. it was wonderful to connect with other leaders out to give girls opportunities and connect to have a common voice to champion girls and womens issues. This partnership will provide opportunities for our teachers and staff to network in the region and continue to share resources and best practices to improve our work.
We are still far off from reaching our fundraising goal of atleast $10,000, but we remain optimistic that with every $1 we receive, we inch closer and closer and continue creating more opportunities for women to be empowered economically in our community.
Thank you for being part of this jouney.
God bless you!
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