Our most recent project, “Empower Kenyan Girls through Education” aims to provide girls in Kiambiu with the opportunity to pursue the education that they’re constitutionally guaranteed.
Mercy is one of the young women benefitting from this project, and her story is a testament to the motivation and passion that characterizes the youth in her community.
Mercy is the youngest of five girls in her family. Three of her sisters dropped out of school before finishing high school. Two of her sisters are now married to the same man. Mercy was on the verge of being forced to abandon her education as well. After finishing standard 8, Mercy’s family couldn’t afford to keep her in school anymore, so she was pulled out. Three weeks after the new semester started, Mercy was sitting at home while the rest of her peers were back in the classroom. Mercy’s family reached out to Action Two Africa, and we are happy to report that Mercy is now back in school. Not only has she caught up with her classmates, she has excelled to the first position in her class!
Mercy exemplifies what it means to overcome in the face of adversity. Sometimes the barriers that stop us from achieving our goals are completely outside our control. It’s instances like this that Action Two Africa was designed for. With a little help, Mercy has been able to continue to pursue her dreams. We are excited to see where her drive and passion take her in the future!
Living in the slums outside Nairobi presents residents with a unique set of challenges. Crime, poverty, and drug abuse, even by children, continue to rise in these communities. These are in many ways, inevitable challenges that come with living in an insecure environment such as this. One challenge that we shouldn’t have to expect though, […] Continue reading →
It’s impossible to know your rights if no one ever took the time to teach them to you. For many women in Kenya, it is in school that they learn for the first time about their basic human and legal rights. Many are not taught about these things in their communities or by their families. […] Continue reading →
“Why don’t we, for once, instead of arriving in the community to tell people what to do, why don’t we, for once, listen to them?” -Ernesto Sirolli Action Two Africa is a partnership built on listening to local passion. Christina and I met Humphrey when we were living in Kenya, and after sitting with him […] Continue reading →
According to the African Development Bank, more girls in Africa are in school today than ever before. In fact, the number of girls in East Africa that are attending school has almost doubled in the last 10 years. This is promising news, and reason to celebrate! However, the girls who are not currently in school, […] Continue reading →
Empowering girls matters. According to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), when girls are in school, they are “less likely to marry early and against their will; less likely to die in childbirth; less vulnerable to disease; more likely to have healthy babies; more likely to send their own children to school; […] Continue reading →
2017 is here and the months are already flying by! Last December, seven of the incredible young men and women in our Child Sponsorship Program graduated from high school! We want to recognize their hard work! Congratulations to Sharon, Peter, Diana, Daniel, Esther, Nancy, and Sanchez for finishing some of the most challenging years of […] Continue reading →
Humphrey recently concluded a meeting with Action Two Africa representatives in Kiambiu. In attendance were caregivers, parents, and children. The caregivers continued to express their gratitude for the support they have received from A2A. The parents also encouraged their children to maintain discipline and stay focused in school. One of the children in our Child […] Continue reading →
At the end of last year, Marlyne and Kelvin, two of the first children adopted into Action Two Africa’s Child Sponsorship Program, were proudly awarded their secondary school diplomas. After years of hard work and determination, they finally graduated! We here at Action Two Africa celebrated when this happened. Marlyne and Kelvin’s achievements embody what […] Continue reading →
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our vision and mission this last year! We wish you all the joy and peace you can imagine in the year ahead! Continue reading →