Empowering Young Women: Ajiri Dada Project

The Mother Goose Kenya is a contractual partner of The Ajiri Dada project by AMURT. The objective is to train 2,000 girls and young women from Nairobi’s slums and place them with employers. Mother Goose Kenya helps development NGOs meet their project objectives in Kenya.

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About Amurt

AMURT (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team) is an international NGO founded in India in 1965. The organizations original objective was to assist populations affected by disasters in India. This objective was expanded in 1995 to encompass human development. Including Kenya, AMURT is present in 35 countries around the world. The organization has operated in Kenya since 1993 and currently runs over nine projects all over the country. AMURT has helped millions of vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and live a higher quality of life.

Ajiri Dada

In 2015, AMURT obtained funding to implement a project known as Ajiri Dada (Employ a girl). Ajiri Dada is an ambitious project to train 2,000 girls and young women (GYW) aged 19 to 24 years from informal settlements of Nairobi on domestic work, hospitality, cleaning, office work and other related sectors. Following the training, the girls and young women were to be placed in employment. The objective of this project is to nurture and harness girls’ skills for health and economic empowerment. The dual intended outcomes are economic empowerment and a decrease in the instance of transactional sex in Nairobi’s informal settlements. Ajiri Dada is being implemented in Nairobi County under the DREAMS Innovation Challenge. The DREAMS Innovation Challenge (DREAMS-IC) is an initiative aimed at reducing the incidence of HIV infections in Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) living in sub-Saharan African countries through the implementation of innovative solutions.
The Mother Goose Kenya was engaged as a contractual partner to implement part of the project. We were contracted to train 2000 girls and place them with employers. The project has three result areas, namely;

  1. Result Area 1: 2000 Girls & Young women trained and provided with employment.
    • Conduct an integrated one-month training
    • Ensure all AGYWs successfully complete the integrated training and graduate.
    • Place all trained AGYWs with employers.
  2. Result Area 2: Promote HIV prevention and reproductive health among 350 AGYWs.
    • Ensure all AGYWs take up NHIF and enrol in Micro Insurance Health Schemes.
  3. Result Area 3: Enhance savings, financial inclusion and sustainability.

To execute our contractual mandate, we are working with the following institutions and individuals:

  • The Project Ambassador – Gloria Muliro is the project ambassador for The Ajiri Dada Project. She is a renown Kenyan Gospel musician who has won several music awards in Kenya and Africa. Her life story is inspirational, having begun her career as a house girl earning a meagre Kshs 1,300 per month to go on to become one of Kenya’s household names.

For more details about the project’s recruitment, training, graduation, placement and supervision, please follow the links below.




Placement & Supervision

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