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Uwezo Girls Empowerment Center

Non-Governmental Organization

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Uwezo Girls Empowerment Center works to uplift out-of-school girls, single mothers and ongoing- schoolgirls from the vast Kibera slums. The Center trains and mentors the beneficiaries on life skills and entrepreneurial aspects which include fashion & design, computer literacy, modelling, and naturing the female football talent.Since its inception in 2011, Uwezo Girls Empowerment Center has impacted over 15,000 beneficiaries.; for instance their female football team, the Amani Queens, has produced footballers that have been selected for to play for regional and national league teams. The Kesho Alliance believes that the responsibility of ensuring a gender-balanced society is a collective role, which starts with equipping women with the much needed knowledge, skills and abilities to undertake roles assumed to be only for men.


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