Funding from Power of One enables start of Boys Empowerment Program

After years of feedback that boys need a program to support them during their adolescent years, GIP’s Umoja Project is able to make it a reality thanks to a starter grant through the Power of One.

This summer our Duke interns and two interns from Indiana University are conducting stakeholder surveys with our male Umoja scholars, guardians, Link Teachers, Head Teachers, and area leaders. Information gathered from these surveys will be used to develop a curriculum. If all goes as planned, the first session will be delivered this fall in BET Up Jr (classes 6-8). Next year we will be developing and rolling out BET UP Sr for secondary and post secondary students.

The mission of Power of One is to support local, Indiana-based, grass roots, non-profit organizations to deliver life-enhancing community development programs in developing countries around the world.

We are grateful for their support of our innovative programs to embolden vulnerable students in western Kenya.