Given the year-in, year-out depressing statistics placing Nyanza at the bottom of almost all public health indicators (HIV, teen pregnancy and subsequent school dropout, gender-based violence, FGM),

Nyanza Initiative for Girls Education and Empowerment (NIGEE) was conceived as a one-stop intervention to address these plagues. In 2011, Prof. Kawango Agot, the Founder of NIGEE, sent a distress call to a handful visionary staff working with Impact Research & Development Organization (IRDO), a local organization implementing HIV/AIDS interventions in Nyanza Province, as well as a few of her friends, and with that NIGEE was born.

The guiding vision of NIGEE is to localize resource mobilization. We believe we should not always look to the West to fund every project Kenyans initiate; indeed, we believe Kenyans should address most of the problems facing fellow Kenyans, because we know Kenyans have the resources to do so but have normalized reliance on the West.

While we appreciate support from the West, we do not believe that they should be more concerned about challenges facing Kenyan youth than Kenyans themselves and that is why we intend to raise funds from Kenyans for Kenyans. We know that some Kenyans want to help out but do not have the channel to make their contributions. We also believe everyone has something to give back to the community that brought them forth and up; now is the time, and NIGEE is the channel…..


logologoNyanza Initiative for Girls' Education & Empowerment is an organisation that envisions a society and a future of self-determining and self-reliant girls and women.


P.O. Box 7979-40100, Ogango Road, OFF Kondele-Kibos Road, infront of Golden Elites Primary School.
Kisumu, Kenya.
Email : info@nigee.org


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