VICTORIOUS TEENS BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL
It all started when...
Women Like Us Foundation traveled to Victorious Teens Bridge near the Rift Valley and met the children who had never met an American before that day. We saw the need and met the women who are making change for these children's lives. We have funded enough sanitary towels to keep 50 girls in school for a year. Many girls in Kenya are forced to drop out of school 5-6 days per month because they have no protection. We have also funded educational resources and field trips to job locations to encourage careers and brighter futures.
· Victorious Teens Bridge International seeks to inform, empower and nurture the underserved teenagers towards self-realization and foster development for future leadership. They strive to be the leading organization that empowers and nurtures vulnerable teenagers and women in Africa.
· This youth empowering organization was founded by a group of three women led by Ann Kabui in Kenya, Africa. This small group of women dedicated every spare minute to providing support to vulnerable teenagers while empowering their parents through “table banking” to inform and encourage independent income through specialized activities. With time, additional issues were brought the women’s attention. They noticed children were missing school due to a lack of sanitary towels and undergarments. This absenteeism led to dropouts, drug abuse, early marriages, and prostitution. Unfortunately, they became aware of a certain instances of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as well. As the organization grew and became stronger, more families were empowered towards independence and children were able to obtain an education.The organization has brought together people from different profession all with a common goal of making a difference in the lives of young teenagers and their parents.
· In the last three years, Victorious Teens Bridge International has made great strides in improving community experience and the lives of families and children living in them. School dropouts have been reduced by 20% along with a substantial reduction in absenteeism and drug abuse. Additionally, women have started income generating activities that have even allowed a saving of surplus proceeds. Children have developed self-esteem and acquired skills that will help them in all aspects of life.