This fall, WSWI is working with a new partner, the Daughters of Nyeri Association. DONA brings together Nyeri women, born or married, interested in the development of Nyeri County, Kenya, youth and young women. The key objectives of the Association are to
- Provide opportunities for girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world;
- Support youth in improving their livelihood through entrepreneurship training, ICT literacy training and start-up capital;
- Develop and implement a mentorship program by members to specific disadvantaged groups that may include single mothers, the boy child, persons with disabilities, and persons living with HIV/Aids; and
- Educate DONA members on pertinent issues affecting youth and young women in Nyeri County.
DONA is a new organization and WSWI will facilitate planning retreats for its Nyeri and Nairobi chapters in November 2016.