Baraka Women's Center
Baraka Women's Center opened in October 2012. and was named by the members. Over 500 women, ages 16-69, have registered as members over the past four years. A majority of them live in slums throughout Nairobi including: Mathare, Dandora, Kariua, Kibera, Korogocho, and Kangemi.
Programs have included:
Adult Education: 36 women graduated in basic reading and writing in November 2013; an additional 40 women attended classes in 2014-15.
Entreprenur and Leadership Training: 126 women graduated from two 16-week courses.
Computer Training: 35 women participated in hands-on sessions that put them on the path to computer fluency.
Table Banking: 11 registered self-help groups formed at Baraka Women’s Center to support members’ businesses and startups.
Gender-Based Violence Awareness and Counseling: Three series of training and counseling for 200 women and 80 men, conducted by MEGEN.
Stress and Depression Management: 77 women participated in two series of workshops.
Baraka Center currently focuses on: