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Need: Funding for Beyond Innocence Foundation(BIF)- Kenya

The Beyond Innocence Foundation (BIF) was founded in 2012 and officially registered in 2013. BIF is a Non -Govermental Organization that aims to provides a safe house, a home and rescue center for abused minors. The home is the only facility in Taita County so far, offering shelter for sexually, emotionally & physically abused minors, including those running away from early or forced marriages.

The main objective is to build a rescue center where apart from removing the minors from abusive environment, treatment will be provided to the minors and the families. During the time of treatment, the minors will also have a chance to keep up with school work by attending classes within the home. Workshops will also be organized to educate the local community regarding abuse.

Our aim is to have a home that can accommodate 50 minors for a duration of 3-6 months at a time. During this time intensive counseling and treatment will be provided to the minors and families. Dedicated social workers will be assigned to handle the cases and work hand in hand with authorities to assist in case building. The home will have a permanent doctor/ counsellor living at home reachable 24 hours.

We will have 6 permanent structures consisting of: Girls' Dormitory, Boys' Dormitory, Offices& Administration, Staff Quarters, Classrooms & library, Dispensary/health centre. We also need a brick walled fence, borehole, solar panels etc. To have the home up and running, we need to raise approximately 500, 000 Euros.

We welcome ideas and tips on fund raising. We also appreciate your help in spreading the word about BIF.
Our details are:
Website: www.beyondinnocence.org
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondInnocenceFoundation
Twitter: BIFKenya
LinkedIN:Beyond Innocence Foundation.

Thank you in advance!

Comments

Ridingthecamel's picture

Hi Martha, Thank you for

Hi Martha,

Thank you for sharing your interesting and compassionate initiative with us!
I noticed you wrote this post about BIF a while ago and was wondering how the project
is getting along so far.. I remember seeing a documentary on a similar project in Kenya on
Dutch television a while (months) ago.. Could that have been your project by any chance?
Or the project of one of your partners?

In any case, I hope your project has lifted off and managed to produce some
of the intended results.

Wishing you all the best,

Judith

CamelRider

kellyannaustin's picture

Beyond Access

Martha,

Your project is so exciting and, since it includes a library, I'm writing to make sure you know about our World Pulse partner, Beyond Access. Beyond Access is a global movement of people and organizations committed to the idea that modern public libraries help drive economic and social development. Beyond Access encourages dialogue, assembles a community, and facilitates partnerships. They also create and curate resources, and provide services and opportunities for libraries and community organizations, development practitioners, and to donors and all levels of government. You can find out more about them at this url: http://beyondaccess.net/members/

In order to be eligible for the opportunity to connect with others who support community development through libraries, you must submit to all three phases of World Pulse’s 2014 Women Weave the Web Campaign. You can find out more information about the campaign here, http://worldpulse.com/campaigns/www/how-to-participate It would be fabulous to have your voice join others as we think through issues around digital access in all its complexity. And the role libraries play in this question would be a good place to start!

As you may know, there is also a prize that will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice using digital tools to effect change and advance her community work. The prize will include the 2014 Lynn Syms Prize title, a $20,000 monetary prize to be paid out over two years to support her community based work, a feature profile on WorldPulse.com, and an all-expense paid trip to speak her message in New York City. You can find more on the website, http://worldpulse.com/campaigns/www/www-women-weave-the-web-campaign-prizes

The deadline to submit is March 31st!

Wishing you peace,

Kelly

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