PISCCA ELL'IMU EXHIBITION
LOCATION: Alliance Française Nairobi
DATE: 29 JUNE 2022
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Kesh Nthamba, Elsa Wangeci, Tumtitu Baseme, Rasoa, Rosa Nyarath, Joshua Wambua, Otieno Nyadimo, Moseti Micah
As part of the first anniversary of the Generation Equality Forum, a global gathering for equality between women and men, held in June 2021 in France, the French Embassy commissioned the Professional Photographers Association of Kenya (PAK) to document the PISCCA Ell'imu project. Under this fund (500 000 euros), and for the last two years, the French Embassy has been supporting education for girls and young women in Kenya through partnerships with civil society organizations. The projects supported by the PISCCA Ell'imu cover through innovative ways the following objectives: distance learning and capacity building, computer coding, basic education, empowerment through vocational training (in solar electricity, sewing, hairdressing, carpentry, optics and beekeeping), and sexual and reproductive health education.
This exhibition focuses on the issue of education for girls and young women in Kenya in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It emphases on the work of 11 Kenyan civil society organizations supported by the PISCCA Ell'imu who are improving girls and young women education in their communities, in the following counties (Garissa, Homa Bay, Kajiado, Kericho, Kiambu, Kisumu, Kitui, Meru, Mombasa, Nairobi, Siaya, Trans-Nzoia, Turkana).
These organization are: Angaza Sports and Development, Brighter Communities, InaBLE, Lakehub Foundation, Mathare Foundation, Nyanza Initiative for Girls' Education & Empowerment (NIGEE), Raising Futures Kenya, RefuSHE, Transforming Young Stars of Africa (TYSA), Somali Lifeline Organization (SOLO), Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE).
With the effort of the Kenya Professional Photographers Association, this exhibition seeks to highlight the role of girls' and young women's education as a catalyst for gender equality and to achieve the goals of the Generation Equality Forum.