A teacher from Mukarara primary school shared with us that the anti-rape knowledge has really helped the school children be aware of their surroundings.
This is the number of female teachers who were trained in the time period.
Estimated girls & women affected
This is the reported number of girls that the teachers reach in their communities.
Estimated community members affected
One year ago, we set out to begin a multi-year process to train teachers in Nairobi with life-saving self-defense skills so that they, in turn, can share these skills with their students and their families. Since our last report, we are thrilled to tell you that the trainings in Naivasha Sub County were very successful. We trained a total of 274 teachers and women from the community:
- 84 teachers and community women from Karai division of Naivasha Sub County.
- 60 Teachers and community women from Mirera division of Naivasha Sub County.
- 54 Teachers and community women from Site division of Naivasha Sub County.
- 76 Teachers and community women from Kihoto division of Naivasha Sub County.
Overall, the program has been very successful we have reached a total of 515 teachers, 166,870 girls and 126,856 boys. We are happy to ro report that we were able to reach more students than we thought we would!
A teacher from Mukarara primary school shared with us that the anti-rape knowledge has really helped the school children be aware of their surroundings. They know to not allow anybody to touch, see, or play around with their bodies, as this is always the starting point of sexual abuse.
Risks and challenges
Power outages! From time to time we lose electricity and this makes working and getting around hard, but we are used to it. With patience we move on.
What we’ve learned
Transportation is not always easy - the vehicle we use often breaks down. We want to work towards raising funds for a new van so that in the future our travel is seamless.
While our grant period with Catapult is finished, rest assured we will continue to work towards our goals! Our next focus will be in Naivasha Sub-County, from January 2015 through March 2015.
We will be spending down the rest of the grant in the coming year. Following is a breakdown of what has been spent to date.
Amount spent so far
Kenyan teachers learn self defense skills to pass on to studentsposted March 5, 2014 by Isabel Garcia
Dolphin has been very busy! We’re happy to report that over the last 90 days Dolphin trained 241 public and private primary school teachers across Nairobi. Specifically, Dolphin staff reached: 59 teachers in Westlands Division, 66 teachers in Dagoretti Division, and 93 Teachers in Starehe Division.. –We also trained 23 peer educators in Kayole location, Nairobi.
Risks and challenges
Erratic rains across Nairobi meant that some of the trainings had to be postponed due to road conditions.
Duncan Momba, Co-Founder of Dolphin, was pleased with how engaged teachers were and said, “The trainings went on so well with teachers responding to the trainings!”
Dolphin will continue with their training program in Maungu along Nairobi Mombasa highway after rains subside. They will also be making a special trip to Cape Town, South Africa in March to do a training for educators who will teach their skills to local school children.
To date, the Dolphin team has spent $3500 USD on their teacher training program. They are off to a great start and look forward to training teachers over the course of the next 2 years.
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Travel and training costs
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