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Visionary Women's  Centre   

Turbo, Kenya, East Africa
 
Founder: Lizette Gilday
 
 
 



                                 Supporting Kenyan women & girls to survive and thrive                                                                              in their families and communities

                OUR                
                     VISION   MISSION  &  GOALS            

The Services we offer are based on our Vision, Mission and Goals
 
OUR VISION
To support and empower Kenyan women.
 
OUR MISSION
To provide women with the information and help they  need so they can be safe, healthy, educated,  fairly treated under the law, good parents & successful financial managers in their homes, work,  farms & small businesses.
 
OUR GOALS
To support women & girls in their search for well being in all aspects of their lives.
To offer counseling & life skills workshops  for women & girls.
To advocate on behalf of women & girls by working together  with other community groups who share similar values & goals.
 


OUR SERVICES
 In order to fulfill our mission we offer a range of services including:

MOTHER'S SUPPORT PROGRAMME

We teach and guide women within their communities in small groups of fifteen members
  • Nutrition: kitchen gardens / farm animals
  • Reproductive health / pre- and post -natal care/ safe delivery
  • Family planning
  • Family Relations
  • Money management/ table banking/ entrepreneurship
  • Essential role of women in society / Women’s rights
  • Community organization and group support


LIFE SKILLS IN SCHOOLS

In local schools we teach both girls and boys about:
  • The essential role of women in society
  • Reproductive health and safety: HIV and AIDS
  • Education system / setting goals
  • Communication skills
  • Family and peer relations / gender based violence
  • Hygiene and Nutrition
  • Alcohol, drugs and addiction
  • Ecological farming techniques: school garden projects
                                                      

 
SUPPORTING GIRLS IN SCHOOL
 
A scholarship fund has been established which allows for financial support for poor girls to be able to attend school.
 
PERSONAL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING

Personal counselling is offered in our office and in the community. We assist with many issues including:

  • Financial problems
  • Health problems / mental health
  • Family planning
  • Family relations and parenting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education and career planning
  • Micro-loans small business startup
  • Land Loss/  abuse from spouse, in-laws and relatives

We  refer to  medical, social, financial and legal services within the community.

We are  very proactive in terms of outreach into the community by visiting schools, churches and other community based organizations to give life skills, career and financial management workshops.
 
Our Board of Directors are excellent community networkers on  behalf of The Visionary Women's Centre.

 By listening with an open heart and giving appropriate teaching and referrals we provide  the tools  needed to begin to rise above the poverty and trauma that is a daily reality for many of the women and girls in Kenya.