Samburu Girls Foundation


Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF) works in hard-to-reach rural areas in North-Eastern Kenya to rescue girls from child marriage, beading and female genital mutilation (FGM) and campaigns against harmful cultural practices. SGF works with families and community stakeholders to ensure that rescued girls are enrolled in school and are supported with the payment of school fees. It provides boarding and shelter facilities to those who need it. SGF’s Annual Girls’ Camp allows girls to understand their rights and stand up for themselves through the delivery of information and tools to resist FGM and early marriage. The organisation organises a weekly meet-up, The Girls’ Council, which reviews the activities of the centre and makes recommendations. The council consists of several committees including leadership, leisure activities and community service. SGF advocates on behalf of girls based on a commitment to influence key decision-makers and implement policies to help improve the lives of girls and women. Since it was founded in 2008, the organisation has managed to rescue over 1,000 girls and is currently supporting 340 girls to attend schools in different parts of the country. SGF is a girl-centred grassroots organisation with a skilled and highly engaged Board and whose activities are designed by the girls.