Precious Academy For Girls Project
The precious Academy project is a much needed project that is designed to impact the lives of young girls who will otherwise amount to nothing in life. We invite you to get invloved!
We are strongly committed to setting up and building a Precious Academy for Girls in Mkang'ombe, Mombasa District, Kenya where young girls from poor homes in the Chakka Villages, living in poverty & destitution are deprived of access to good quality education.
The aim is to provide a first class school facility for these girls where they are educated with pride and dignity and not toiling in a farm somehwere or being given away prematurely in marriage. The children will attend school together daily, be well fed, provided with books & uniforms and are elevated in life to become champions. We need funding, partners, volunteers, helpers and those feel called by God and whose hearts are moved to help, to please join us and partner with us to achieve this goal.
We invite you to get in touch and join hands with us for this special mission assignment.
Why is there a need for such an academy for girls?
Many young girls and daughters are systematically deprived of access to education in the developing world, especially in India & Africa, where girls in many places are deemed of low value. Shamefully, it is believed that these girls are not worth investing in as they are best suited for marriage only, consigned to housewife roles or as baby factories, confined to life in the kitchen and servitude. This sort of belief is sadly perpetuated by illiteracy, backward thinking religions, ancient traditions and outdated cultural practices that ensures that women are treated as second class sitizens.
This sort of mentality in the 21st Century is damaging to young girls and teenagers. It is a great shame but it does need not remain so.
Hence, we at JHM having done our research and due diligence over the years, we have carefully devised a plan to start a PRECIOUS ACADEMY FOR GIRLS, starting first in Kenya and then in India where we have ongoing ministry work, contacts, connections and have established relationshps on the ground for many, many years and with our reliable staff and trusted partners on the ground.
HERE ARE SOME NOTEWORTHY FACTS:
- INDIA: India is a patriarchal society and men's success is paramount to women's. Women are usually supplementary to men, and their traditional roles are house-keeping and child-rearing. This being the goal of the society, women's education is seen as pointless, seeing that they will be married off and their roles in marriage are fixed.
- DOWRY BURDEN: There is also the practice of dowry, and the family has to bend their backs and bank accounts to satisfy the groom's demands. This is the main reason why girls are seen as a burden. All these expenses then amount to what? Her becoming a housewife later? In that case, her education is not even necessary and the father can save up on her education costs for her marriage.
- UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) says international development efforts are drastically short-changing girls. The report says 9 million more girls than boys throughout the world are not in school.
- ISLAMABAD: Almost 16 million girls between the ages of six and 11 will never get the chance to enrol in primary school compared to about 8m boys if current trends continue, according to a new report of the Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS).
- NEPAL:In Nepal, kamlaris parents do not value their daughters, as such some sells them into slavery.
- In South and West Asia 80 per cent of out-of-school girls will never enter formal education compared to 16pc of such boys. This affects about 4m girls compared to less than 1m boys..
- For example, in Pakistan 2.9m adolescent girls, or 53pc of those of lower secondary school-going age, are out of school, compared to 43pc of such boys (2.6m).
- PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTOR: - This perspective is similar to the cultural one. Indian society is one where male education is seen as a requirement. Psychologically, men have been brought up in the society to have the perception that they are intellectually superior to women, including the girls' fathers. Educating them is seen as threat to their perception, like pulling the rug on which they're standing. To keep their status intact, they have inhibited women from pursuing education.
- Many girls aren’t in education because schools are inaccessible or expensive, or because parents don’t see the value of education, either because it is of poor quality or not seen as relevant to their lives. With few alternatives, parents often see marriage as the best option for their daughter.
- Girls who have no education are three times as likely to marry by 18 compared to girls with secondary or higher education.
- When girls have access to safe, quality secondary education, the benefits are widely felt. Educated girls develop skills, knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions including if, when and whom to marry. Being in school also supports the perception that girls are still children and are therefore not of a suitable age to marry.
What is the cost of buiding, starting & running an academy for girls?
The cost are broken down below in order of priority and practical stages:
- Land purchase (2 Acres) : £10,000
- Fencing, foundations & fencing:£ 5,000
- Classroom Block & Offices construction:£20,000
- Plastering & decorations£5,000
- Water system & Bore Hole & Sorate tanks: £2,000
- Classroom & Office furniture: £2,500
- Sports Hall & facilities:£1,500
- Wrought iron gates & landscaping: £2,000
- Toilets, Showers & Bathrooms £2,500
- Student Books & Library furniture & books:£2,500
- Buy musical equipments for the school - From: £1,500+
- Buy full sports kits for the school:£1,500
- Miscellanoeus/Emergency Budget:£7,500
- Estimated Total Project Cost:£65,000+
You can simply leave a legacy, a gift or donate any amount of money towards the project.
Or you can become a champion for the Precious Academy by supporting the project through conducting fundraising activities by yourself or with others all year round (as you are able to) to raise needed funds for running the academy, buy books, feed the children or build new/more classrooms, as per the need of the academy. Anybody, either individuals or families can participate both old & young alike.
As a school you can adopt the academy or twin with the academy. You get to develop a strong relationship that can be mutually beneficial to your students and to the girls of the academy. You can fundraise as a school to assist them in meeting their day to day need and in the building construction process and education process. Your students will be able to share their experiences with the academy's students, thereby forging life long links and enabling your own students to become more aware of how life is for girls elsewhere in struggling communities around the world.
It will more than broaden your student's horizon and widen their perspectives in life. The rewards are incalculable and the impact on the girls who attend the academy can never be measured.
It will make a big diffrence in the lives of all the students and change their lives for ever. The academy students can/will exchange letters with the students at your school which will be a wonderful thing for their futures. Your generosity will not be forgotten in a hurry by the children you help and as a unique school for girls.
We hereby strongly urge teachers & head teachers to please get in touch with us to explore how to become a part of this project.
We invite businesses and companies to adopt our academy for girls schools in India or Africa and help to improve build the schools & raise the standard of education and life for these precious girls. There is an ample oppurtunity to help supply our girls from poor backgrounds with books, food, educational materials, help get the academies running & construct durable infrastructures, erect new buildings modern buildings,help pay teacher's salaries, help build & equip the school library, roof the buildings and so much more.
We truly urge businesses to consider helping us with this project.
Professional builders, carpenters, brick layers, engineers, architects and other handy men & women, who have skills that are applicable for property construction are invited to come to the mission field in Africa or India to volunteer your skills, time and passion to help us build, fix, decorate and/or lanscape the campus. It is an experience that will seriously & positively impact your entire life. You will be making a huge difference in the lives of these children and their families.
List of benefits attached:
- You will be making a huge difference in the lives of deprived girls.
- By your participation, you will be ensuring that these girls have a successful future.
- You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to build a better world.
- Your life will be so enriched by the experience & the reward & personal satisfaction is incalculable to your soul. We invite all would be participants to call us on email us at:email@example.com
If you interested in being a part of the this project, please email and request for details.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the application form below.