Second Chance Education Center-Kiplagat Pius, Eldoret, Kenya

13

WHO WE ARE

The Second Chance Education Centre (SCEC)  is based in Eldoret,  Kenya. We are a Christ centered program under the Advocacy for change foundation (ACF). ACF is a registered non-profit Christian organization in Kenya. SCEC seeks to give opportunity to girls who dropped out of school due to poverty and other social cultural factors.

The specific areas of our focus in Eldoret town are Kapsoya where we target the settlements of Munyaka, Kambi-Nyasi (grass thatched house settlements) and Kenya.  These settlements are inhabited by low income families who depend on unconventional local liquor brewing business, and casual seasonal jobs on the farms adjacent to the city.  While others are women headed families who are engaged in brewing, low wage house-help jobs or hawking to support their families.

Originally when we started SCEC we had 9 girls but now we have 40 involved in our High School education programs. In the process of fulfilling the high school curriculum  we also nurture them spiritually, and equip them with life skills, and ongoing psychological care.

WHAT WE DO

SCEC seeks to give opportunity ( a second chance) to disadvantaged girls and young adult women who for various reasons could not to complete their High School education and have a desire to continue their education in order to fulfill their dreams.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Offer an opportunity for the girls to hear and encounter Jesus Christ so that they can make a personal decision to connect to him.
  • SCEC seeks to give opportunity ( a second chance) to disadvantaged girls and young adult women who for various reasons could not to complete their High School education and have a desire to continue their education in order to fulfill their dreams.
  • Offer a safe environment to teen-mothers and other girls of school age to continue with school and provide counseling and guidance to young moms.
  • We will also seek to nurture and transform young people (male and female) so that they can be responsible in handling their lives and be instruments of transformation in the community. This will empower  the youth  to be more productive in society.

CORE VALUES

  • Gospel-centred: Our mission of serving the community is motivated and informed by a holistic approach to the teachings of the gospel.
  • Love: In all that we do we will seek the common good of our neighbors. We will serve all with compassion without discriminating on the basis of gender, tribe and religion in obedience to Christ’s command for us to love our neighbors.
  • Integrity: As an organization working in the community and with the church in fulfilling God’s purpose we will endeavor to be faithful, accountable, and transparent to those we serve and our partners.
  • Fairness: As a Christian organization will strive to be a safe place that the young women/ girls will feel heard and embraced without being driven by tribal affiliations and gender biases.
  • Team work: As an organization that works with and among communities and seized by the task of forming young people we will seek to value the mutual partnership we have with those we serve and the agencies that facilitate our services. We will chart a shared journey in the process of transforming the livelihood of those we serve.