G4G Kenya kicked off the pilot cohort at Salaama Gachie Community School in Gachie
Nairobi in December 2018. This comprised girls aged between 13 and 18 years of age; 35 girls graduated in August 2019 and 80 girls attended at least one session. Since then we have had 19 more cohorts in Kenya composed of University students, corporate women, women in business and various other professions including medical, legal, environmental, financial among others.
We have Successfully run twenty cohorts since inception of which 17 have completed the program and 3 of them are due to complete early next year.
In 2020, when the pandemic struck, G4G Kenya was the first to pivot to online mentoring which we have successfully done for 90% of our cohorts and was quickly adapted by other cohorts around the world.
In 2019, we partnered with our first corporate cohort – Zepre Insurance and went on to partner with Kengen, one of the largest public entities in Kenya.
G4G Kenya is proud to actively lead the mentor training sessions that happen on a monthly basis alternating with Uganda and South Africa.
Our strategy is a multi pronged approach where we are targeting university students, women in the corporate sector and mixed cohorts that cater for different professions. Our target is to reach 2,700 mentors and 25,000 mentees by 2025.