Neema is a US Non-profit and Community Based Organization in Kenya providing skills training, counseling and discipleship to vulnerable young women from Kitale and surrounding villages. Our students are trained to become certified dress makers and tailors through a rigorous educational and national certification process. Training encompasses all aspects of the craft from sewing machine mechanics and repair through dressmaking and tailoring theory and practical application.
In addition, Neema has a residential program required during the first year in the program. Each young woman and her child are provided with a safe home environment, clean water, food, and medical care - so they can get the most out of the restoration and training program. A house mother lives onsite to provide counseling and to teach the girls how to care for themselves and their children. After the first year, they transition back to their homes and participate in the program during the day.
The young women at Neema come from situations where they have experienced some level of rejection, extreme poverty, abuse, or other trauma. We believe that each individual life is significant and that through restoration and education we will see transformation in the heart of each young woman, in her family, and in her community.