CHICAGO (October 7, 2013) – To date, dozens of people have lost their lives at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi in a terrorist attack that is shocking in its brutality. Heshima Kenya deeply mourns the lives that were lost and strongly condemns these senseless acts of violence. We believe Kenya can and will emerge […]
World Refugee Day JUNE 20, 2013 In celebration of World Refugee Day, we would like to highlight Halima, a Heshima Ambassador who participates in our programs and serves as a project leader in the Maisha Collective. Many of the young women we support arrive without a voice and Halima was no different when she fled Ethiopia […]
According to United Nations Women nearly 7 in 10 women across the world will experience violence in their lifetimes. Each year, the UN hosts the Commission on the Status of Women (57th UNCSW) – the largest and most diverse gathering of its kind, bringing together advocates, scholars, policy-makers, and cultural and religious leaders to address […]
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once said, “There cannot be true democracy unless women’s voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.” Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Around the world, people are celebrating the achievements made by women […]
Maisha is on college campuses! Check out this great article on our scarves by @daniellejohnson: http://www.collegefashionista.com/daniellejohnson/accessories-report-heshima-kenya-scarf/. And a special shout-out to the model – our fabulous intern Megan Singh Sidhu!
The essay below was written by 18 year old Salome, who fled the DR Congo in 2009 and eventually made her way to Nairobi in 2010. When she arrived at Heshima Kenya, she had experienced a great deal of trauma and had limited schooling. Today Salome is a dedicated student, loves to read and write, and is known […]