Since its establishment in 2003, Voices of Hope has supported 34 young Maasai women in meeting their educational goals ofpursuing higher education. These young women had no previous means of continuing their education and were in danger of going through genital mutilation and forced marriages. As a result of the intervention of Voices of Hope, these young women are now gainfully employed or enrolled in colleges and local universities throughout Kenya and are being empowered to become change agents and positive leaders in their community.
We are proud of our students and are honored to report that we have had a 100% graduation rate for all of the students who have participated in the VOH Program and completed their college education.
The young women participating in the VOH Program also undergo training in leadership development, health issues, HIV/Aids, community development, micro- entrepreneurship, personal/social skills for the period of time they are in school. Our goal and expectation is…that once these young women have obtained their education and are professionally employed they will be included as mentors and facilitators in future training, creating a cycle of giving back to their communities.