JALI (Joint African Leaders Initiative) sisters was established in 2016 and registered in 2017 to enhance the self-reliance of vulnerable women, and advance and sustain social justice for vulnerable women, girls, and physically challenged children from informal settlements.
JALI Sisters provides them with opportunities to pursue their dreams, through empowerment programs targeted at improving their socio-economic and spiritual status in society.
To meet the needs of these diverse beneficiaries, we run a one-weekend event every month designed around developmental themes such as building confidence, public speaking, and self-esteem. We also provide one-on-one discussions with mentors, hold career talks, group discussions, and encourage leadership responsibilities and community service.
This year, we are helping28 teenage mothers to receive spiritual and economic empowerment through the F4 Model (Financial Freedom For Families model). We are sponsoring 2 girls from poor families to complete high school education and rescued 15 children who were being locked up in houses as their mothers went in search of manual labour to provide for the family.
Economic Development and Self Sufficiency Intensive workshops for women and girls on how to obtain credit and access capital, how to start and expand a business, and how to market and advertise effectively.
Transforming the lives of vulnerable women and children in local communities
A just world free from poverty where every child is safe, healthy, educated and every woman empowered.
Support teenage mothers and other vulnerable women to realize their dreams through training in skills that will enable them to be financially independent, as well as identifying and protecting needy children and giving them a chance to education, responsibly sharing our time, talents, and treasures.
Creating solutions to challenges together
Our aim is to create a safe and healthy environment for every child hailing from slums within Nairobi City. Basic education is of the essence in a child’s life, as such, we are working hard to make this a reality. We reach out to the most vulnerable children, who are locked up in houses as their parents go in to provide food for the family.
To help these children, we join with partners, community leaders, women leaders, and local administration leaders. Hundreds of children have died in houses due to fires, hunger, and disease. Many have been raped by strangers, and contracted sexually transmitted diseases. Jali Sisters’ partners work to improve the living standards of these children, and their mothers and address the issue of poverty and how best to help them make sure that they are cared for. Jali Sisters engages partners to leverage additional resources and guarantee sustainability.
To establish a firm foundation of Christ in the lives of little children from underprivileged homes through an exclusive early childhood center that enables them to know how to read and write as well as offer desperate teenage mothers an opportunity to lead better lives.
To mobilize funds to train vulnerable women and women refugees so that they find a decent alternative livelihood and reduce poverty levels.
Our Target Population
Teenage mothers who dropped out of school due to poverty or have never attended school.
Vulnerable children whose parents cannot afford early childhood education due to poverty or
Physically challenged children from refugee families who are locked up in houses and orphans.
Children who are abused by parents or strangers
We believe in God, His son Jesus as Lord, and savior, and the Holy Bible as the true Word of God.
We believe in salvation and Jesus as the way, truth and life, the Holy Spirit as our comforter.
We believe in hard work, Integrity, Patience, Faithfulness, Accountability to God and Man and sharing our gifts, and resources in LOVE with the less fortunate or the underprivileged in society.
We believe in training children about God’s ways from a tender age, and encouraging them to practice what we preach in word and deed.
Practicing Christ's love to all regardless of where they come from, age, gender or religion.
To see an empowered woman and children protected from danger.
As the Director, I run the organization on a day-to-day basis. I liaise with schools administrations, churches and government administration leaders on the ground to plan for different counseling sessions, and meetings in schools and communities that address women's issues and build Christian values in the lives of school children, teenage mothers and women leaders for a better society tomorrow.
We hold frequent one-on-one mentoring sessions with school girls to discuss issues they might be experiencing. We encourage such girls to lead a positive life and empower them to identify their talents which they can exploit for their benefit in the future.
Additionally, we plan for mentorship programs for women and maintain active contact with the girls and teenage mothers who have already completed the program to form support groups. A comprehensive training program aimed at assisting refugees through the process of obtaining knowledge on children's rights and women's rights.
How We are Run
We have a board that manages the work. The board brings a breadth of experience from the educational, charitable, and business sectors.