Inspire Her Initiative

In too many societies in Kenya girls still face the double discrimination of being young and being female. They are pulled out of school, married off early, and are more likely to be subjected to violence.

Girls also have less opportunity to be educated, are more at risk of gender-based violence, female genital mutilation and face greater risks of economic and sexual exploitation. These challenges and other inhibitive cultural practices continue to negatively affect admission and retention of girls in schools.

The girl child empowerment and development programme seeks to address these challenges encountered by the girl child in Kenya through our grant making efforts and by working with other partners who are passionate about these issues that seek to give the girl child an equal chance to compete and lead a fulfilled life.

KCDF in collaboration with other partners have continued to increase the number of girls transiting successfully to higher levels of education through provision of education scholarships and life skills acquisition under the programme.

We also advocate for policy changes towards greater protection of girls from violence and discrimination in school and at home. We involve men and boys as key players in acting as allies for girls’ rights by enhancing their capacity on the same.

The girl child programme also implements a transformational process called the Global Give Back Circle (GGBC) which is supported by USAID, a generous private and corporate sector, individual donors and angel investors.

The process provides Kenyan girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, many of them orphans, the opportunity to acquire quality education, life skills, mentorship, work readiness exposure and financial support to escape the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation by recipient girls giving back to their societies.

The process also focuses on transition of post-secondary school graduates, to college or university education through to societal launch. Currently, the programme supports over 1000 girls. 

GGBC integrates partners both locally and globally from the public and private sectors.  



  • ATE Bank
  • Angel Investors
  • Deloitte
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Equity Bank
  • Aqua Agencies
  • Yahya Family Trust
  • Andela
  • KPMG East Africa
  • Mastercard Foundation
  • Isuzu East Africa
  • Rhino Cement Foundation
  • Surgipharm Ltd
  • ZEP-RE Reinsurance
  • Monsanto Fund
  • Microsoft
  • Shah Ranmal Raja Trust
  • Individual Donors
  • Victoria Commercial Bank
  • Charitable Trust
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Apple Morgan
  • Stanley
  • Cisco
  • Google       


  • Equity Bank
  • Ecolab
  • KPMG East Africa
  • Total
  • Deloitte
  • Monsanto
  • Surgipharm Ltd
  • Diamond Trust Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • YALI
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • ZEP-RE Reinsurance
  • USAID 


  • Amiran Kenya
  • Barclays Bank
  • Gates Foundation
  • Twitter
  • Ernst & Young
  • Citibank
  • Intel
  • PwC
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • USDA
  • ICEA Lion
  • Safaricom
  • Safari Park Hotel
  • Sarova Hotel 
  • Isuzu East Africa
  • Total
  • Syngenta
  • Safaricom Foundation