To provide the most useful and comprehensive assistance to members, a Women's Center collaborates with a variety of service providers and specialists.
WCI has been honored to collaborate with community leaders, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals who enrich our problem-solving tool kit, as well as help us reach more women in need of the Center's services.
Oakland Women's Center Partners
Baraka Women's Center Partners
American Friends of Kenya – Supported the development of Baraka Center's library.
Equity Bank Kenya – Providing financial literacy workshops for Baraka Center, funded by the Equity Group Foundation, a member of Equity Bank Ltd. Kenya
Life Bloom Services International – LBSI provided Entrepreneur and Leadership Training led by founder Catherine Wanjohi and Wanjiru Ngigi. LBSI's mission is to intervene on behalf of vulnerable women and children including commercial sex workers, abused girls and women and poor, single-mothers.
Nairobi County Department of Adult Education –donated 20 textbooks for Baraka Center's Adult Education Program and continuing educatton workshops for teachers.
The Honorable Rachel Shebesh, Nairobi County Women's MP - (pictured above with Center Manager Teresia Mwangi) donations of equipment and teacher salaries
Lulea – provided leatherwork training for Baraka Center members at the company's Center of Excellence in Karen, Kenya.
MSF – Support for the Center's AIDS and TB Awareness and Screening Program; MSF Kenya - Mathere Clinic
Men for Gender Equality Now (MEGEN), a Nairobi-based NGO established to engage men in combatting gender-based violence. Executive Director Philip Otieno and trainer Alfred Makabira conduct workshops for the women and men of the Baraka Center community.
Women's Centers International
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