I was that sad girl because of the rape and trauma that had impacted me. I felt so hopeless. I even altered my name to pretend to be someone else. I had lost trust in everyone and thought that they were going to harm me just like the perpetrator did, I knew him well too.
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We equip survivors and advocates 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. Meet our alumni.
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
in higher education
College students who graduate with a degree
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.
Percentage of high school students finishing all four years
Youth enrolled in higher education
Ways to get involved
Become a monthly donor by
joining the Hope Circle
THE HOPE CIRCLE is an unshakeable community of monthly givers that believe in our audacious vision of ending sexual violence. Your monthly donations literally encircle each scholar within Freely in Hope’s scholarship program — providing them with what they need to not just survive, but to thrive.
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.
Become a corporate sponsor
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.
Interested in being a corporate sponsor?
Other Ways to
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
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.
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
The Butterfly Effect Curriculum supports survivors of sexual assault to share their story in a safe space. The curriculum aims to heal the trauma of sexual violence and provides a deeply healing, empowering, and restorative experience for survivors to connect with themselves, each other, and their Creator. This curriculum is a step by step guide that walks you through four different experiences you can walk your community through over the course of 4-5 days. At the end of the retreat survivors will feel heard, inspired, and transformed.
HOTLINE & PARTNERS
Nairobi: Legal aid, psychological support
As a survivor, we often feel alone in our pain and suffering. This sense of loneliness may lead to depression, withdrawal, or self-harm. It’s important to remember that we are not alone and that there are systems of support available to help us heal.
When it comes to children, you as the parent are the first level of support and that sometimes can feel like a daunting task. Beginning to care for your child’s mental health begins with knowing your child and what their “normal” looks like. Use that as a basis to understand and appreciate their uniqueness.