Ivy Nyawira Wahito, Using IT for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Awareness for Rural Girls

After graduating from a training program for young women, Pollination Project Hub Team Member Miriam Wambui personally knows the importance of giving young women the skills and opportunities to learn how to use technology if they are to shape the future of Kenya.

Now a skilled IT trainer, when she heard about the work of the Resource Center for Women and Girls in Machakos, Kenya, Miriam immediately saw the huge potential impact of their programs. After visiting the center, she has chosen to award them a ‘flow fund’ grant in support of their IT training program

The grant will support the center as they train girls to create a critical mass of tech-savvy young women and girls who are also trained on leadership, sexual and reproductive health and rights, peace and security, personal development, and environmental awareness. As Miriam pointed out in a conversation with TPP staff after her visit, by mentoring these young women in vital skills and showing them that they have the ability to lead in the future, the center is producing strong, empowered, capable changemakers, who believe in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world.

Date grant awarded: October 14, 2016