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Support Maasai Girls' Education, Kenya

You can help Esila ('For Girls') Campaign distribute radios for girls to learn from home

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Esila ('For Girls') Campaign

[Read more about this important initiative on the Lifeline Energy website.]

Project Aim: To enable Maasai girls in Kenya to continue learning when they stay home from school due to family responsibilities or their menstrual periods.

Our partners in this initiative are the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) and the Bethel Network. KBC, the country’s national broadcaster - with 14 local language stations in addition to English and Swahili, airs radio school lessons. Lifeline Energy's radios provide access for the girls to listen and learn from home. The Bethel Network, a Kenyan NGO, provides menstrual hygiene products and related education and support for sanitation for rural schools.

In Kenya, Maasai schoolgirls have difficulties staying in school full-time.

  • They have household responsibilities that keep them home (especially older girls)
  • They often have no access to sanitary pads and have a limited water-supply. Menstruation remains a taboo topic.

Lifeline Energy distributes solar and wind-up radios so girls can listen to their school lessons and not fall behind. The built-in light helps them study at night.

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