THE FUTURE IS NOW
Updated: May 5, 2022
“There’s nothing as exciting as a comeback – seeing someone with
dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance!”
This couldn’t be more true, especially for PAK, for we were exhilarated
and felt extremely honored to witness and capture these amazing girls
given a second chance to work towards a brighter future.
PAK Photographers documenting NIGEE, Kisumu
As it is in the country, thousands upon thousands of girls fail to finish
school because they are forced by their society, their circumstances or
even by the threat of violence to focus on household, caregiving and
child rearing responsibilities.
Dressmaking student at NIGEE, Kisumu
To combat these challenges that are so prevalent in the Nyanza region
of Kenya, NIGEE was born.
Nyanza Initiative for Girls’ Education & Empowerment (NIGEE) located
in Kisumu, is an organization that provides an opportunity for girls who
dropped out of school due to Teen Pregnancies, Female Genital
Mutilation, Child Marriages, HIV, and Poverty to resume schooling and
improve their chances of living a fulfilled adult life.
Partly sponsored by the French Embassy as one of the PISCCA Projects,
they empower Adolescent Girls and Young Women by equipping them
with skills necessary for employment; offering vocational skills, training
on hairdressing, dressmaking and computer studies.
We believe that women, like men, must be educated, for there is no
greater pillar of stability than a strong, free and educated woman
Wacha Wasichana Wasome!
Written by PAK member Rasoa
Website : www.rasoa.org
A content creator based in Kenya. Her areas of focus are Scriptwriting, Filmmaking and Photography.