Girl Pride Samburu
Committed to Direct Community Engagement
Girl Pride Samburu is closely working with the Remot Primary School in the Samburu region of Kenya to help uplift the community through various dimensions, including providing supplies and other resources to the surrounding tribal communities. Our Ambassadors Scholarship Program has supported over 50 Ambassadors with scholarships in the Samburu tribe of Kenya, where we’ve built libraries and established our first GPI chapter. GPI Samburu (officially recognized by the Kenyan government), is impacting 2,000+ Samburu students and 800+ families, working with several K-12 schools to uplift the community through service projects, mentorships/tutoring, and providing school supplies and resources like PPE. GPI also fought hard in courts to prevent the child marriage of 11-year-old Lisano, top of her 5th grade class in Kenya, now proudly a Girl Pride Ambassador.
Our “Fighting Hunger for Education” Campaign purchased 6,500 pounds of maize and maize flour, rice, beans, salt, and cooking oil that sustained 450 students and 250 families in the Remote Primary School community—totaling 1,500 people—for four months, until government intervention and aid arrived. Samburu has been in drought conditions for three years, conditions that are so severe that food shortages have led to students regularly fainting. By supporting these communities, we are fighting the effects of climate change directly. Furthermore, because of our proactive leadership through GPI’s “Fighting Hunger for Education” Campaign, both the Samburu region and GPI have received widely heightened exposure among Kenyan media outlets. We have also received calls from all around America, inquiring about how to join the effort.
GPI’s “Fighting Hunger for Education” Campaign was featured on The Standard, Kenya’s largest and oldest newspaper, and our work was also spotlighted in Climate Week NYC 2022 , the largest global climate event of its kind in the world!