education prevents sexual violence.
Freely in Hope believes that girls deserve equal access to education. Providing girls ample opportunities to pursue their academic goals also has the potential to prevent sexual violence. However, COVID-19 has caused a rise in cases of sexual and domestic violence as socioeconomic disparities are widening, schools are still closed, curfews and travel restrictions are policed, and girls are forced to work and shelter in unsafe places—some are sheltering in place with their perpetrators. Our scholars and their families have been disproportionately affected by this global pandemic which is requiring us to modify our methods.
We have elevated our program model to provide responsive support systems that encourage and uphold academic excellence.
We are committed to achieving our mission of ending sexual violence during the pandemic.
With all school’s closed, the pandemic has required us to fund additional support outside of our usual programming. Implementing solutions from our communities in Kenya and Zambia, Freely in Hope has transitioned to an in-house learning community that provides consistent support, professional mentoring, counseling, safe housing, and individualized tutoring.
EACH MONTH, WE will support:
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will support our scholars during the pandemic:
Learning Tools & Meals
Creating our own learning community requires school supplies, access to wifi, and healthy meals to fuel learning.
The pandemic has caused an increase in anxiety, stress, and socioeconomic injustice. Our scholars have been hit hard and require consistent support to promote health.
Across Kenya and Zambia, we have moved all of our scholars to a safe home so that they can learn, study, and grow together. Usually, our high school scholars live at boarding schools that provide education and meals. Now, they live in safe home with Freely in Hope staff that assist our scholars in their studies.
Many of our scholars have been out of school for several years, and were just getting into the groove when the pandemic hit. Taking them out abruptly has impeded their progress which is why we are hiring qualified tutors to provide individualized academic support based on every scholar’s needs.
Your monthly support will allow our scholars to pursue academic excellence.
Students without access to wifi, school supplies, and electronic devices, do not have the same opportunities to grow in their academics. We want to change that for our scholars through responsive programming—helping our scholars believe that academic excellence is attainable for them too.
Thank you for standing with us as we fight against
sexual violence and COVID-19.