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We equip survivors to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence

In Kenya, 1 out of every 3 girls experience sexual violence before they turn 18. Through survivor-centered solutions, we work tirelessly to bring an end to sexal violence so that every girl can pursue their dreams in safety, freedom, and justice. Will you join us?

Why Support Freely in Hope:

We believe that access to education has the potential to prevent sexual abuse and re-abuse. Our scholarship program provides educational opportunities for young women affected by sexual violence. Our scholars are high school and university students passionate about using their education and careers to end sexual violence. 

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SEXUAL VIOLENCE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SOCIAL EVILS IN OUR COMMUNITIES TODAY. I BELIEVE THAT IT'S TIME FOR COMMUNITIES TO STAND AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE. AS A FREELY IN HOPE ALUMNI, I AM ENDING SEXUAL VIOLENCE EVERY DAY BY EDUCATING TEACHERS, CAREGIVERS, AND CHILDREN ABOUT CONSENT AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION. WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER

LYDIA MATIOLI
Freely in Hope Alumni

High school students who finished all four years
KENYA
22%
fih scholars
92%

Youth enrolled
in higher education

KENYA
4%
fih scholars
73%

College students who graduate with a degree

KENYA
2%
fih scholars
100%

SOURCE:
World Inequality Database on Education on data from country-wide statistics of the demographic who the Freely in Hope serves and who live on less than $1.90 per day.

kenya

fih scholars

Percentage of high school students finishing all four years

22%

92%

Youth enrolled in higher education

5%

73%

College students who graduate with a degree

2%

100%

Ways to get involved

get resources

Pendo’s Power is a children’s book that empowers children to protect themselves and their friends! Geared toward children ages 4-10, Pendo’s Power teaches age-appropriate concepts about consent, body safety, and the power of their voice! 

Access to education has the potential to prevent sexual abuse and re-abuse.

Freely in Hope provides educational opportunities for young women affected by sexual violence. Our scholars are high school and university students passionate about using their education and careers to end sexual violence.

HOW TO GIVE

Donate through M-Pesa

Paybill: 891300
Account #:GG18908

Donate Online

For More Information

contract 0702303099 or email kenya@freelyinhope.org

Become a corporate sponsor

Through the leadership of survivors and the generous support of our donors, our programs reached over 13,000 people last year! Our community programs, trainings, and events share best practices on survivors advocacy and violence prevention. As a corporate sponsor, your financial and in-kind donations will allow us to expand our reach! The programs that your donation will fund include:
International day of the girl

Is a United Nations celebration that recognizes girls rights. Every year on October 11, we bring together over 300 high school girls from the communities we serve where they celebrate their beauty, share their dreams and give each other hope through storytelling. Learn more. Your donation will secure a venue, provide meals and purchase essentials like soap, pads, and school supplies for the girls who attend.

(Queen) program is a 9-month program that empowers young women working in prostitution with vocational skills, education on sexual and reproductive health, and psychological support to enable them to drive their process of reform, rehabilitation, and ownership over their lives. Learn more. Your donation will provide transport, food baskets, and facilitation materials.

(Making Respect Known) is a program that teaches sexual violence prevention to high school students equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to prevent, respond to and lead in ending sexual violence. Our goal is to break the culture of silence and create safe spaces that facilitate the unlearning of toxic traditional beliefs. By creating awareness on matters of sexual violence in high schools, we are raising survivors and advocates who will lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence in their communities. Learn more. Your donation will provide stationery, program guides, and facilitation materials.
(Protect a Child) is a program that educates children on recognizing and reporting sexual abuse. Globally, 1 in 2 children have experienced violence in the past year. By educating children about sexual abuse, they will know how to speak out against it. Learn more. Your donation will provide printed resources, snacks, and facilitation materials.

Interested in being a corporate sponsor?

Other Ways to
Get Involved

Everyone can make a difference: Join our community of survivors and advocates and contribute to ending sexual violence in your own unique way. Here are some ways you can support the work of Freely in Hope:

Become a volunteer

Donate your skills by mentoring a scholar, facilitating leadership training for our scholars, helping plan an event, or any other skill.

 

Partner with us

In the fight against sexual violence. We believe in collaborating with other like-minded organizations and invite you to partner with us for an event, campaign, or program

Follow us

on social media.

Join our

Facebook Group to engage in conversations around survivor-advocacy in Kenya. Learn how to end sexual violence and access resources to support survivors locally. Connect and network with like-minded advocates in a safe space.

To facilitate a workshop in your organization/community. Contact trizah@freelyinhope.org

I have been part of survivor mentorship in a number of organizations but I have never seen survivors being treated like family and uplifted spiritually and empowered through education. I give to Freely in Hope because the focus is not only on healing but also on building up a generation of change-makers through the scholarships offered and the community fostered through them

Gloria Kuyoh, DONOR & BUSINESS OWNER, NYA.SHA

HOTLINE & PARTNERS

Kenya Police

112/ 911/ 999

Nationwide: Reporting Cases

Gender-based Violence Hotline

Nairobi: Emergency medical response and case referral

Childline Kenya

Nationwide: Report child sexual abuse

Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW)

Survivor support services

CREAW

Nairobi: Legal aid, psychological support

LVCT

Nairobi: Counseling

Gender Violence Recovery Center (GVRC)

Nairobi: Counseling

Wangu Kanja Foundation

Medical, psychological, legal

Magdalene: Equipping Girls to Shine

My ultimate dream is to open a safe home for girls who have been rescued from prostitution, are at risk of being sexually abused, and have no one to fight for them. This home will be filled with hope, faith, and love for dreams to be restored so that they are able to go to school, just as I have.

2023 Highlights

thank you! Because of your support, we’ve been able to achieve incredible dreams this year! See the impact of your donations—let’s celebrate together! thank you

Highlights From Our Scholars Retreat

Every year, Freely In Hope hosts a four-day retreat for the scholars in Kenya and Zambia. Get a sneak peek into what we learned with each other!

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