MissionHatua Network is a community NGO working to promote education and employment among youth in Mombasa, Kenya. Through scholarships, mentoring and career guidance, Hatua helps top students gain the skills, credentials and networks they need to contribute to and benefit from Kenya's growing economy.
What We DoTo ensure our community's brightest youth reach their potential, Hatua Network provides scholarships to top students who cannot afford education. In 2020, Hatua supports 560 youth, including 470 in secondary and university, and 90 who have graduated from university.
Holiday mentoring for high school students on life skills, civics and career guidance prepares our students for a successful transition through secondary to university. Once in higher education we pair each student with a professional working in the field he or she wishes to pursue. Mentors are tasked with helping students develop the skills, experience and networks they'll need to launch their own careers.
Through scholarships, mentoring and career guidance Hatua helps youth finish school and enter the workforce as professionals and responsible citizens. As a cohort of well-educated professionals who understand the challenges of poverty, have received help and know the importance of helping others, and see each other as one family despite their various ethnicities, Hatua's alumni will be uniquely positioned to help uplift our community through their economic activity and civic engagement.