Sunflower Global’s PALE (Pathways to Alternative Learning and Education) program is an afterschool education program for upper primary school girls living in the Kibera Slums of Nairobi, Kenya. During the Covid-19 lockdowns, even as schools and other non-profit organizations have been forced to shut down, Sunflower Global’s team was able to apply for a waiver to stay open and continue serving their students. They have provided three handwashing and sanitation stations to serve their 300 PALE students and 100 SEED (Sunflower Early Education and Development) students, as well as their 10 employees and others in the neighborhood. They have distributed over 400 masks and important food staples, such as Unga (for making the Kenyan staple food Ugali) rice, and sukuma wiki (a staple vegetable) to over 200 of their beneficiaries’ families. Sunflower Global has distributed clothing for children and adults to over 200 of their beneficiaries’ families and distributed sanitary pads for over 300 students during the Covid-19 pandemic. They have provided academic support, tutoring materials, and safe spaces for academic tutoring since schools closed in Kenya in March of 2020. The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation is continuing its support of Sunflower Global’s many efforts.
Blog #207: Project Grant to Sunflower Global