Womankind Kenya (Wokike),
a local, indigenous NGO, is the most respected and effective organization
in the region. Founded in 1989, Wokike’s mission is to
empower women and girls, and alleviate poverty in local communities.
Improving livelihoods through the sustainable use of natural resources
is a cornerstone. In keeping with their mandated commitment to involve
local communities in the conservation of resources by strengthening
the institutional framework, we are working closely with Wokike
to build local capacity, and develop and implement conservation education
initiatives. Wokike also plays a central role in identifying
potential project staff members, and helping us gain the trust of villagers
and build positive working relationships.
Our shared vision is to develop community projects through participatory
learning and action, community consultation, and workshop action plans.
The African Wild Dog Conservancy is facilitating partnerships
between Wokike and international organizations. Wokike
believes that having access to the world can motivate people to help
improve their own lives by stimulating new ideas and action. To this
end, we have provided contacts and information on information technology,
and ecologically sustainable development projects for communities with
limited infrastructure and funds.
Since its inception, Wokike has completed numerous projects
in education, health, advocacy for gender parity, small business creation
for women, capacity building, and relief aid. Specific projects include
constructing schools and pit toilets, supplying textbooks, holding educational
workshops on gender parity, and constructing an income-generating lodging
Support WomanKind Kenya
in their efforts to keep their school for destitute and orphaned
girls going. This school offers a safe haven for girls escaping
female genital mutilation. With a donation of only $50, one child
can be fed, clothed, and schooled for one month. Education and
self-empowerment is the key the alleviating poverty. This remarkably
effective NGO relies on public support. Please help them.
checks payable to WomanKind Kenya:
P.O Box 627
Send checks to the
African Wild Dog Conservancy, and we will forward your donations