EMEJA's dedication and commitment to promoting girl child education got recognized in the recently hosted University of Manchester's "Making a Difference" awards. The organization's founder, Ann Njeri emerged as the student winner under the Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion category.
In 2019, Ann Njeri founded Elimisha Msichana Elimisha Jamii with the aim of promoting equal access to education for young girls especially from rural areas in Kenya. Most girls growing up in rural areas in Kenya and Africa, do not complete secondary education due to various socio-economic challenges. Some of these social-economic challenges include poverty, teenage pregnancies, early marriages, FGM and lack of leadership & mentorship programs. EMEJA is driven by the vision of promoting 100% transition rate between KCPE and KCSE for schoolgirls in rural Kenya.
To achieve its vision, EMEJA implements a range of programs including Mentorship and Outreach, Tracking and long-term monitoring, Astro-STEM workshops and mentorship, Computer Literacy, EMEJA tuition fee scholarship. Since 2019, EMEJA has reached over 5000 primary and secondary school girls through its mentorship programs and enrolled five girls under its tuition fee scholarship program. We have also donated physics laboratory equipment and computers to various secondary schools under the project.
EMEJA keeps growing, thanks to the selfless leadership of its founder, Ann Njeri.