Nice Place Foundation aims to provide temporary shelter for young girls who are about to be circumcised or married off. In ‘a nice place’, the runaway girls will receive immediate shelter, food and the necessary emotional and medical support. The Rescue Centre hopes to work with approximately 50 girls, but because the number of girls at risk is overwhelmingly high (Kenya National Adolescent and Youth Survey-Kajiado County 2017), we aim to increase our intake over the years.
In close cooperation with local authorities and professionals, modalities and strategies for reconciling runaway girls with her families will be employed. After successful mediation and reconciliation, the girls will be re-integrated back into their homes. While at the Rescue Centre, the girls will be able to go to school and access any other support they may require to enable them to achieve their dreams. In addition, they will gain access to health care and will be taught life skills that prioritise their emotional, personal and artistic development.
Needling, agriculture, coding, writing workshops and blue collar skills like plumbing, carpentry, electrical training amongst others are offered as extra-murals.
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NPF is a catalyst in the fight against female genital cutting and other harmful practices affecting the empowerment of women and girls in their communities. Investing in these girls is not only an investment in their future but in the community at large.
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