Nyanza Initiative for Girls' Education & Empowerment (NIGEE)

NIGEE is a young Kenyan-based organization with a goal of returning girls to school who dropped out due to early pregnancy. NIGEE works in Nyanza, western Kenya – a region with high levels of teen pregnancy, HIV prevalence and infant and child mortality; the lowest national age at sexual debut, second lowest age at marriage, highest physical and sexual violence against women and girls. NIGEE envisions a society and a future of self-determining and self-reliant girls and women.

NIGEE’s mission is to leverage community and other resources to equip girls with the knowledge and skills for a productive and fulfilled adult life. The Initiative identifies and taps into community resources to support girls’ education and training as a foundation for self-reliance and self-determination in and beyond basic needs.

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