LITTLE VOICE OF CHANGE INTERNATIONAL, is a Christian-Based creative arts and academic center, located in Kakamega County, Kenya which specializes in arts and media disciplines, with students pursuing academic certificates of completion in various programs. The school will present a creative introspective developmental approach to learning. Its curriculum combines the natural freedoms of creativity, partnered with real-life experiences and practical principles that encourages “discovery through imagination.”
Designed to bring change to the members of its community and surrounding areas by developing the gifts and talents of the community through the direct educational and development of its youth. we aim to develop passionate, ethical leaders who achieve results with integrity through a dynamic combination of intentional leadership, creative arts and academic preparation, an unrivaled connection to the market and an aggressive pursuit of understanding human needs and values for economic and social progression. LVOCI is also a place of refuge for those who are affected by local challenges. By exposing the direct dangers and assessing the social needs of the community, LVOCI can then mold plans to promote the pursuit of dreams and healthy living for these communities through the creative arts.
The future LVOCI can strengthen problem-solving skills, autonomy, sense of purpose, and social competence among the local community along with raising awareness concerning this cultural and harmful practice. Moreover, the instructors and educators at the center will be available to help encourage positive emotions and strength, allowing the women, girls, young boys and men of the community to view themselves with the highest regard.
Little Voices of Change International will not only bring awareness towards the issue of Female Genital Mutilation but will also serve as a reminder to all of us in regards to our duty to end all forms of social injustices against humanity.
As we prepare our students for real-world issues and achieve our goals of delivering exceptional global relevance, we will establish innovative centers and programs across a range of disciplines. Our academic centers will not only serve as unifying elements that connect all programs, they will also provide valuable industry relationships, leadership that positively impacts curriculum, and the opportunity for our students to gain practical experience with the skills and ideology that drive the market.
Kenya's Finest Educational Dynamic Duo
Meet Directors Daniel and Dorcas of Little Voices of Change International, Kakamega County, Kenya. The two are exceptional leaders with over 25 years of combined experience in the educational sector. Daniel & Dorcas has unified their skills and talents to develop a unique project to the community that would inspire creativity, unlock potential, and transform the lives of students.
In partnership with MUSIC, the dynamic duo also provides insightful administration over the education programs as well as advocacy campaigns against FGM.One student, one project, one community at a time, Little Voices of Change International has become a reckoned force for equity, belonging, and joy in the society.
a musical approach
Education and livelihoods both are key priorities. We believes that they are interconnected: we have seen that parents with better livelihoods keep their children in school longer and children with a good education get better jobs when they become adults. Therefore doing both within the same region increases our impact. In order to deliver our education and livelihoods work we are committing the whole organization to a strategy with seven key approaches. These approaches reflect the aims and aspirations of the communities we partner, and will guide all our programs. Working closely with both adults and children, we will ensure they have the skills and knowledge to make informed choices about their futures. Together, we will create opportunities that have been thought to be unfathomable through the gifts of creative arts and academics.
LAYING THE FOUNDATION
THE FEMALE STUDENT
PREPARE FOR CONTINUOUS LEARNING
COMMUNITY & HUMAN SERVICES
CREATE GLOBAL THINKERS
Equipped with creativity, confidence, courage, and critical thinking skills, there’s no limit to what our students can achieve.
We proudly invite you to "SHINE YOUR LIGHT" in efforts to bring awareness to End FGM. Although the practice has been around for more than a thousand years, there are reasons to think that female genital mutilation could end in a single generation. Your donation will allow us to provide continued access to feminine products, clothing and education to young girls in rural Mt Elgon, Kenya that have been impacted by this practice. We encourage you to raise your voice, share your gift of any kind to put an end to this practice; but to also Protect and Develop the Voices of the many that need a little help.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights, the health and the integrity of girls and women.
Girls who undergo female genital mutilation face short-term complications such as severe pain, shock, excessive bleeding, infections, and difficulty in passing urine, as well as long-term consequences for their sexual and reproductive health and mental health.
Although primarily concentrated in 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East, female genital mutilation is a universal problem and is also practiced in some countries in Asia and Latin America. Female genital mutilation continues to persist amongst immigrant populations living in Western Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively and disproportionately affected girls and women, resulting in a shadow pandemic disrupting SDG target 5.3 on the elimination of all harmful practices including, female genital mutilation. UNFPA estimates additional 2 million girls projected to be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation by 2030.
Founders, Herman & Shine Little have created a center in Kenya, (Little Voices of Change Intl) to assist in the development of a generation that values the gifts within each person, male AND female. The center teaches the youth how to recognize their individual talents and more importantly how one's gift is directly tied to the success of another....just like music. For those that have run away or victims that endured such pain, this center serves as a place of refuge that encourages the pursuit of opportunities & possibilities.
PLEDGES TO LITTLE VOICES OF CHANGE INTL WILL PROVIDE:
Boarding Fees (including meals) -
School attire (clothings, socks, shoes)
School Administration Fees
School Supplies (Books, pen, paper, internet access, etc.)
Hygiene items and feminine products
Resources for skilled training (farming aids, etc)
STEPS TO SHINE YOUR LIGHT
1. Enter your pledge amount of any kind. (EX: $500)
2. Select your donation frequency (Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly, etc.) **$16.13 / weekly for $500 pledge ***
LITTLE VOICES OF CHANGE INTL (Kenya) is a M.U.S.I.C. Program Organization M.U.S.I.C. is a nonprofit corporation that has filed for IRS recognition of 501(c)(3) status and upon such recognition, which is subject to the IRS’s discretion, your donation will qualify as a deductible charitable contribution to the extent the law provides.”