The young women who are invited into the Neema family are coming from extremely vulnerable situations that have caused them to experience rejection, a lack of dignity, and a very low sense of self worth. We desire to address these issues through love, grace, healing and healthy relationships. Neema is committed to providing individual and group counseling, mentoring, and discipleship. We place a strong emphasis on individual heart transformation enabling each girl to see their full potential.
Neema is designed for young women with limited education. There are few employment opportunities in Kitale for those without education or specialized training in a skill. While extreme poverty and other life situations prevent them from receiving a traditional education, we provide them with professional training in tailoring, dress making, and embroidery. Our instructors teach through the national curriculum, preparing them to gain national certification. Our hope is that each young woman graduates with a useful trade that can provide her with dignified work.
When each young woman graduates from Neema, it is our hope that she will reintegrate back into her home community and that her presence will transform the lives of her family and community members. Our hope is that she will love and encourage them, helping to restore their hearts as hers was restored. We also hope that she will use the training she received to impact her local economy – doing an apprenticeship, getting a job, or even starting her own small business.