SOLGIDI (Solidarity with Girls in Distress)
of CSWs given opportunity in life to lead normal accepted lifestyles .
long-term objective is to contribute towards improvement of the
lifestyle of children of commercial sex workers .
beneficiaries are the girl children of Female Commercial Sex Workers
(CSWs) up to the age of 18 yrs. While their mothers become secondary
girls of female CSWs
programme targets girl children of Female CSWs up to 18 years living in
Mombasa. The lifestyles of CSWs expose them to vulnerable situations.
Children are human beings hence entitled to all human rights like any other human being. The difference, children occupy a unique and privileged position in the society because they are innocent, vulnerable and dependent on adults to meet their basic needs. The girl child is at more risk compared to the boy child who is favoured by the environment.
Bro. Frank helping two girls of Commercial sex workers with some writing skills.
has been initiated to support the girl children from Female Commercial Sex
Workers (CSWs) who are in difficult circumstances. This has been as
result of experiences of working with the different communities in the
Archdiocese of Mombasa especially CSWs
children have found themselves in difficult circumstances as a result of
different family hardships. The most affected are the girl children. It
is as a result of seeing what these girls are going through that Sr. Dr.
Lea Ackermann, with the support of Bro. Frank, initiated this programme.
Bro. Frank and Agnes With some of the girls beneficiaries of the program
Through the activities of SOLGIDI many children have benefited. The programme is concentrated in Mombasa Administrative District.
ensure that girl children of female CSWs in Mombasa have acquired basic
education to improve their status in the community.
Provision of support and care for the children .
Organizational capacity and sustainability .
Networking and collaboration .
Lobbying and Advocacy .
Agnes Mailu: The Program Director, in deep thought