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Ending the Cycle of Sexual Violence in Kenya — Freely in Hope

Valid8.com is proud to work with Freely in Hope, a faith-based nonprofit organization focused on restoring dignity with survivors of sexual violence through holistic educational opportunities and platforms for dreams to be fulfilled.

The organization provides holistic educational opportunities for young women who are survivors of or vulnerable to sexual violence through academic scholarships, health care, safe housing, and trauma-based counseling. Freely in Hope scholars are high school or college students passionate about using their education to transform their communities toward a violence-free world. They equip their scholars to arise from oppression and achieve their academic dreams.

In addition, Freely in Hope establishes safe spaces of faith-based support that develops leaders through educational resources. Through leadership training on spiritual leadership, women’s rights, trauma healing, violence prevention, survivor resources, financial management, academic planning, and the art of storytelling, survivors and advocates are empowered to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence.

The group has been very active in recent years. In 2015, they added new Hope scholars, including 5 high school students and 5 university students. They have partnered with The Salvation Army to lead a discussion with women who are in prostitution to teach them about how they can end the cycle of mother to daughter prostitution. They also work to teach sexual violence prevention in several schools in slums throughout Kenya.

Valid8.com was recently able to provide some mobile phones to their workers in Kenya.

If you would like to learn more about Freely In Hope or donate to their mission, please visit www.freelyinhope.org.

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