Sunflower is a brand new non-profit organization established in October 2017. It is dedicated to building a fully literate world at peace through the education of young women and was founded by a 2017 AllPeopleBeHappy Volunteer Service Award grant recipient. Sunflower currently runs The Sunflower Literacy Lab, located in Kibera, Kenya, home to a community library space with seating for 80 students, as well as four academic classrooms, and an outdoor hall. Starting early in 2018, using a $10,000 grant from the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation, Sunflower is initiating the Sunflower Fellows program, which gives low-performing, vulnerable girls in the informal schools in Kibera, Kenya literacy and leadership training to build their academic skills, self-confidence, and ensure that they complete primary and secondary school. This Pass the Mic literacy, art and public speaking program will be delivered weekly to the Sunflower Fellows during after-school sessions, as well as once a month on the weekends, to an open class of 30 girls from throughout Kibera.
Blog #130: Project Grant to Sunflower