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The young women taking on male-dominated professions in Kenya

Meet Kenya’s next generation of welders and electricians. They’re all young women who are forging a new path, proving that stereotypes shouldn’t stand in the way of anyone’s ambitions.

The Maasai warriors committed to ending FGM

In Kenya, a new generation of Maasai warriors are speaking out against the harmful practice of female genital mutilation.

Former sponsored child provides skills training for children

Michael, 27, from Kwale Country, Kenya, is a former sponsored child with Plan International. Now, at the age of 27, he is working alongside Plan International to improve the lives of children in his country.

Emily and Cynthia together with Plan International Staff at the Conference

Young people work together to help end child marriage

Plan International held an inaugural youth conference in Zambia in September 2018 to provide a platform for young people across eastern and southern Africa to come together to discuss how to end child marriage.

Naiserian and a colleague during the graduation

Skills training provides a new dawn for Naiserian

Now, thanks to skills training, she has a good job and is spreading financial skills and knowledge throughout her community.

Children graduate as Champions of Change

Over 400 children have graduated as ‘Champions of Change’ after taking part in children’s clubs to support our work alongside girls to make cities safer places.

Kavindu (carrying a child) during a recent visit by Plan International Kenya

Getting an education against the odds

Despite facing many barriers in her life, Kavindu is determined to get an education with the help of a Plan International Kenya bursary.

A teacher and a pupil going through content in a tablet provided by the government

Digital training for teachers spreads use of technology

Teachers in Tharaka North are now better able to teach children about digital literacy following training provided by Plan International Kenya.

Nicholas with his two children during the interview at his barber shop

Involving men in family care and support

Nicholas, 46, is a single father who was unable to support his 2 children. However, following skills and money management training, he has turned his family’s fortunes around and is now supporting other men in his community.