Promote quality education
Increase access to quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities and improve their livelihoods
Mutunga Foundation realizes the high drop- out rate of both young boys and girls in order to go and try to earn some money on the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway. Most boys become long distance trucks fuel siphons while the girls engage in commercial sex with the truck drivers. Susu Silla having gone back to school at the age of 72 years conducts seminars to encourage both youth and women to go back to school. This has been bearing fruits and now the dropout rate has decreased notably. MF founder directors have build a data base of children who have dropped out of school due to orphanage and poverty related causes. With the support of partners and friends MF has managed to get the children back to school by providing uniforms, sanitary Towels & food ration.
Increase access to quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities and improve their livelihoods;
Poverty is a stumbling block in the way of achieving economic development. Education helps individuals escape poverty by developing the skills they need to improve their livelihoods.
- For girls, the effect of education is particularly strong. If all women completed primary education, child mortality and birth rates would drop; an educated woman has the skills, information and self-confidence that she needs to be a better parent, worker and citizen.
- For youth, education for entrepreneurship and business management is important to encourage and enable youth develop their own businesses. MF aims to promote agricultural knowledge, innovation and efficiency and contribute to increased productivity in Makueni.
The founder of MF, Susu is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Community Development at the age of 85 years. An awareness and mentorship campaign dubbed “Susu says Go Back to School” will be initiated; Therefore through this campaign work with all stakeholders in the county and beyond to support initiatives that;
- Address demand-side barriers to girls’ education through an additional activities undertaken after school covering girls’ rights, HIV/Aids, gender based violence, life skills, menstruation, health, and career awareness;
- Improve the capacity of school management committees to raise funds and form corporate partnerships that will increase resources to improve the physical infrastructure of schools to ensure girls attend, stay in school and learn;
- Host large motivational mentoring events for girls and their mothers;
- Support youth training in entrepreneurship skills and launching of small business ventures;
- Support basic literacy classes that are also combined with financial literacy and awareness on critical issues such as HIV/Aids.