ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
NGO Name: CAROLINA FOR KIBERA - Location: Kenya
Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi and Africa. Most of Kibera’s residents live in extreme poverty, at under $1 per day. Adolescent girls and young women face a variety of challenges regarding education, sexual health, livelihoods, and gender-based violence putting them at risk to social and economic vulnerabilities. They are exposed to unsafe sex, unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. The lack of economic resources and agency increases dependency within sexual relationships and makes negotiation for safer sex practices difficult. In the long term, this leads to an increase in school dropout rates and increased poverty rates.
The BIC Corporate Foundation supports 3 initiatives:
They taught me so many things beside graphic and web design - entrepreneurship, life skills, and sexual and reproductive health. The program has changed me so much, and helped me be able to face the world without fear. After I got my diploma, I interned at a company called Crablinks Interactive, and now I also do some freelance work. Thank you, Carolina for Kibera, for equipping me with the skills that I needed to be where I am today.
Martha, 2017 graduate