1: Project Base of Anti - FGM in Kenya
Time: December 2015 - present
Location: Oloitoktok Town, Eastern Kenya
Partner: Maasai Girls Life Time Dream Foundation, Divinity
Intro: In Maasai tribes in Kenya, about 78% of women aged 15 to 49 have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Because many FGM operations privately operated by people with little professional training, and the sanitation is often unqualified, women are vulnerable to wound infection, massive bleeding, and HIV infection after surgery.
China House has partnered with two local NGOs ‒ MAGRIAF and Divinity--to take in girls threatened by FGM and provide them with living expenses, tuition fees, anddevelopment opportunities.
China House is the first Chinese organization involved in FGM rescue in Africa.
China House partnered with MAGRIAF and funded the Maasai Girls Life Time Drea Foundation, which supports girls rescued from FGM by local NGOs.
China House has donated 100,000 CNY to the centers.
China House provides long-term financial support for 5 girls.
China House donated 21 laptops for Divinity to build a computer lab, helping girls and community members to learn
about the world. In the future, the computer lab will serve as a computer skills training center, open to the local community, and contribute to the local youth career development.
2: Drinking Water Project in Kenyan Slum
Time: July ‒ August 2019
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Intro: Kenya is rated by the World Health Organization as one of the 24 countries with the worst condition of drinking water, with more than 18 million people lacking the access to safe drinking water. China House went to a slum in Nairobi to share water safety knowledge and water purifier making method with the local and filmed a short documentary to record their stories.
China House students taught around 100 local children about “Secrets of Drinking Water” in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, to pass on knowledge and safety tips of drinking water and thereby informed nearly 100 families how to make water purifiers.
During their research in the slums of Kenya, China House students filmed a documentary Dirty Water Tap, one of the few documentaries made by Chinese students on the water status in African slums, bringing more attention to African drinking water issue.
3: Website Building for Refugee Economic Empowerment
Time: July ‒ August 2019
Partner: AAH-I (Action Africa Help International)
Intro: Kenya hosts about half a million refugees from 15 countries. Kakuma, a small town in the northwest corner of the country, opened up to nearly 190,000 refugees, which takes up 40 % of Kenya’s total refugee population. Most of these refugees were forced to flee from over a dozen African countries, including Somalia and South Sudan, because of war or killings. AAH-I, an NGO, trains refugees to make handicrafts and clothing, hoping to promote their handicrafts and clothing in the global marketplace via the media and social networks.
China House led students to build an English website for AAH-I-supported refugee handicraft projects, open global markets, and help empower refugees economically.
4：Marketing for Empowering Kenyan
Time: July 2017 - present
Location: Kasigau and other areas in Kenya
Partner: Euphrasia Women Center, etc.
Intro: Many women in Africa face poverty and unemployment due to the local economic development and traditional custom limitation. China House conducted business marketing for women living in urban slums and remote rural areas, bringing handicrafts made by local women to Chinese consumers and helping African women achieve economic independence.
China House led a group of students, partnered with several local NGOs, including the Euphrasia Women’s Center, to hold at least five business marketing and collected over 30,000 CNY for local women.
5：Fundraising for Alleviating Menstrul Poverty among African Women
Time: September 2019 - present
Partners: RefuSHE, etc
Intro: In some parts of Kenya, women and children suffer from long-term poverty and isolation. A China House student held a fundraising project for women and children in local Maasai tribes to address their daily hygiene needs.
A China House student and her friends have raised 1,000 CNY per month to purchase sanitary napkins and diapers for local women and children. The fundraising has been running for over 12 months until now andnraised a total of 12,000 CNY.
A portion of the hygiene supplies were donated to RefuSHE, an NGO that helps refugee women and children in Africa. The rest were donated directly to women and children in Kenyan tribes.
More than 1,000 people have benefited from the funding.
China House led students to build a Chinese website for “Alternative Peru” to expand its market for Peru ecotourism. In doing so, we hope to empower local women and children, preserve South American indigenous culture, and protect the Amazon rainforest.
6: Website Building for Empowering Vulnerable Groups in Peru
Time: July ‒ August 2020
Partner: Alternative Peru
Intro: 78% of indigenous children in Peru live in poverty, and one-third of rural children suffer from chronic malnutrition. A social enterprise, Alternative Peru, is trying to empower the indigenous tribe economically through Responsible Tourism.