A Non-Governmental organization in Kisumu has rolled out a scholarship program targeting to empower young women and girls living in the informal settlements with pastry skills.
Carter Foundation has partnered with Modesh Bakers to commence free baking training for the vulnerable and willing youths with the aim of changing their lives.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio News, Dr. Andre Patrice the founder of Carter Foundation says she has several projects in Kisumu going on and more to come along.
“We are very grateful to come and visit these young ladies and we would like to give scholarships to them to let them know that they can be empowered,” said Dr. Andre.
” Have confidence and believe that God can do it. Everything starts with God, and without Him, we can do nothing. My foundation is also helping people here because it was God first, so let us believe in anything we are doing.”
The partnership will see Modesh Bakery expand its shop in order to accommodate more women who are set to be trained for free.
“We are looking forward to coming back to see that Modesh does not only have one shop… we believe that she will be the number one barker in Kisumu,” she added.
Anne Achieng Oguta the Co-founder of Carter Foundation says that they target to make the young girls self-reliant to avert exploitation.
Oguta says that the foundation has also built a modern Day Care Facility at Kisumu Women Prison.
“We have been working on many projects in Kenya and not Kisumu alone. We have projects targeting widows and the vulnerable within the society,” said Oguta.
Mourine Awino Odera is the CEO of Modesh bakers.
By Jacob Oluoch