Women in Crisis Centre - Kenya 2011 02.12.2010
Women in Kibera suffer under the brutal hand of poverty, domestic violence, rape, HIV/AIDS, unwanted and teenage pregnancies. It is for this reason that some of the women of Kibera came together to form the Vision Sisters Working Sisters (VSWS). Their aim is to provide women in Kibera with access to crisis counseling, skill enhancement training and refuge. The VSWS have been working to establish this project since 2006 and they are now ready to begin construction to bring their centre to fruition.
ROTH and McGill University students will work in partnership with local women’s group VSWS and local community members in the construction of the centre. Once completed, the centre will provide crisis counseling, emergency refuge, basic first aid, vocational training and act as a meeting place and resource centre for women in crisis in Kibera. In addition, the project will provide access to clean water, washroom facilities to the women using the centre and the community at large. These washroom facilities will act as income generating activities to help sustain the project post funding.
During this holiday time, we are continuing to fundraise for the development of the Women in Crisis Centre in Kibera. If you would like to donate to this project please find ROTH on www.canadahelps.org or click on the Donate Now button above. Please make sure you indicate that your donation is designated to the “Kibera Women in Crisis Centre- Kenya”.
Thank you for your support!
MWEDO Girls Secondary School 2012
- Anne-Marie Chagnon Jewellery Workshop and Sale for the benefit of ROTH
- Our New Logo
- Medical Elective in Kenya
- Few Words from Gilles
- Gilles’ 100 miles in Colorado