Category Our Impact in the Community

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Heshima Kenya at 2nd Annual Regional Course on Forced Migration!

Earlier this month, our Community Outreach Assistant, Mohammed Tahali attended the 2nd Annual Regional Course on Forced Migration organized by The Refugee Consortium of Kenya. The course was in partnership with the Kenyan Department of Refugee Affairs, the European Union, the International Rescue Committee, and Moi University. The course brought together academics, members of community […]

Former Heshima Kenya Participant is 2013 Voice of Courage Honoree!

This year, at the Women’s Refugee Commission’s Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon on May 2, Dahabo Hassan Maow – a former Heshima Kenya participant – will be one of two women honored who are developing or leading programs that benefit refugee and displaced persons with disabilities. Each year, the Women’s Refugee Commission honors leaders who […]

The Girl Effect in Action!

Have you heard of the Girl Effect? The Girl Effect is the “unique and undisputable potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world.” Sound familiar? At Heshima Kenya, the Girl Effect is happening every day. It happens when Bontu, 21, is able to live on her own and support her baby […]

Bridging the Gap: A Rights Training with Ethiopian Women

Living in Westlands, Nairobi, my neighborhood is filled with expats and fancy malls. However, on June 24, 2010 I boarded my first matatu (a 14 passenger van that is the common form of public transportation around here) and met Anne, the SGBV Training Coordinator, to go to Kariobangi, a large slum about an hour away […]