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ADRA Girls’ Project wins 1st prize in "Essence" Initiative

ADRA Girls’ Project wins 1st prize in "Essence" Initiative

The ADRA Girls’ Project in collaboration with the Women’s Department of the  Southern German Federation. The Girls’ Project of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, ADRA Germany, in Kajiado / Kenya has won the first prize in the "Girls for Girls!"

January 25, 2012 | APD-CH

The ADRA Girls’ Project in collaboration with the Women’s Department of the Southern German Federation. The Girls’ Project of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, ADRA Germany, in Kajiado / Kenya has won the first prize in the "Girls for Girls!" initiative. ADRA would use the prize of € 25,000, to build the long-awaited dining room and kitchen in the girls' school, said Heinz-Hartmut Wilfert, spokesman for ADRA Germany. The award ceremony was held

on the 19th of January in the ADRA offices in Weiterstadt, near Darmstadt.
The "Girls for Girls" initiative was launched in spring 2011, by the cosmetic brand "Essence". It aims to support girl-projects of non-profit organizations. Twice a year, "Girls for Girls!" asks people to vote online, to choose between three selected projects. The most voted project receives a cash prize of € 25,000.
"The 'Kajiado Rescue Centre' in Kenya, of ADRA Germany, by the end of 2011, received by far the most votes, from over 10,000 votes, declared Wilfert. The girls’ school works for equality, education and holistic care for girls and young women, who are fleeing from forced marriage or genital mutilation. In the Kajiado rescue center 160 girls obtained a room, food and possibility to complete their education. Besides the aim to strengt

hen the rights of girls in the Rescue Center, an alternative rite has been introduced, which should stop in the long run the circumcision among the Maasai.
Besides the project of ADRA Germany, there was also an educational project of UNICEF in Nepal and a project for girls with eating disorders, the SOS families and youth aids in Augsburg. You can fine more information about the ADRA girls’ school in Kajiado on www.adra.de / Kajiado.

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