Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika has been recognized as the Community based organization supporting young mothers and vulnerable girls in West Pokot. We were awarded a trophy in a colorful event officiated by the Education cabinet secretary Professor George Magoha and West Pokot County governor Professor John Longanyapou during the International Literacy day celebrations on 9th September 2019.
We attribute this recognition to our girls who work tireless to achieve their dreams thus putting us on the map. They have have been open to learning thus not only achieving accomplishments for themselves but for us as well.
Our students are from poor backgrounds, victims of Female genital mutilation, early marriages and abuse. Most of them never had a chance to complete their formal education and have no skill to depend on. As a result, they suffer identity crisis, psychological torture and lack of hope for a better tomorrow.
We train them through our girls empowerment program on dress making, offer them psycho social support, guidance and counseling, literacy as well as farming. Our aim is to empower them to fit in the society and improve their living standards through sewing enterprise.
Our goal is to train and support at least 40 beneficiaries every two years to acquire skills and sewing machines. Each beneficiary is then monitored closely to ensure their business is prospering. We build a personal relationship in that even after two years we still keep in touch with our beneficiaries.