OUR MISSION at Empowering Communities Globally is to reduce the impact of poverty in the world’s marginalized and underserved populations by empowering communities through participation and education. Through compassionate and holistic early childhood care, development, and education we enable primary caregivers within their communities to provide nutritional support and to learn about preventative healthcare. By lifting up individuals within communities, we encourage and support sustainable community and economic development.
Where We Work
Kijabe, Kenya is a city with a population around 22,000. Kijabe, is a Maasai word that means “Place of the Wind.” It stands on the edge of the Great Rift Valley at an elevation of 2200m and is located about 50 kilometers north-west of the capital city of Nairobi. Kijabe is quite poor and many of the children living there do not complete high school.
ECG has developed a partnership with Mama Beth’s Orphanage, which is located in Kijabe. Mama Beth’s is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization that provides fundamental support to children who truly need it and focuses on helping the orphaned, poor, abused, and abandoned street children in Kenya. For thirty-five years Mama Beth has been taking care of children who are without parents or whose families are unable to provide care.
The 5-Step Model to Empower Communities For Sustainable Change
Empowering Communities Globally is invited by local communities to bring our 5-step model to train local promoters within the community.
- Build lasting relationships
- Community-driven change
Based on local needsassessment, we build capacity in:
- Participatory actionresearch skills
- Early childhood andeducation
- Preventative health andnutrition practices
- Entrepreneurial skills
- Mentorship skills
Collaborate with community members of all ages initiates change through shared vision, goals, and challenges:
- Home visits
- Community workshops
- Story hours
- Community-led projects
Capacity building leads to attitude changes, resulting in increased confidence in:
- Networking skills
- Financial stability
- Growth and development through monitoring and assessment
Empowerment sets the foundation for transformation moving towards social and ecological awareness.
- Daily behaviors change
- Sustainable change becomes a reality
Empowering Communities Globally has constructed five schools and a library. The photos is of the school in El Libino, Nicaragua. It is a primary and preschool. The school has been open since 2013 and serves over 300 children each year.
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Empowering Communities Globally is a 501(c)3; Founded in 2004; Incorporated in Colorado, USA; Tax deductible
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