Project profile — A Community Approach to Gender Equitable Education


Canada Mathare Education Trust (CA-CRA_ACR-3839060720)
2022-03-14 - 2027-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Kenya (100.00%)


• Secondary Education: Secondary education (11320) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project increases the empowerment of 150 girls and young women from Mathare Valley, Kenya, to achieve their goals in higher education, the workforce and their communities. Project activities include: (1) providing secondary and post-secondary scholarships to young women; (2) organizing sessions on menstrual hygiene, sexual and reproductive health, self-defence and life skills; (3) hosting a forum on “Women and Leadership” to link Canada-Mathare Education Trust (CMETrust) women scholars and alumni to professional women with careers in various sectors; (4) providing train-the-trainer workshops on gender equality, the rights and empowerment of women and girls to scholars and alumni; and (5) co-organizing a conference with the Parents and Guardians Association to promote the benefits of education and gender equality in reducing poverty.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased attainment of quality education, life skills and confidence among girls and young women in the Mathare Valley; and (2) increased ability of girls and young women to be influential decision-makers and challenge gender barriers in their communities.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $185,861
Planned disbursement $192,969
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Scholarships/training in donor country
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