iGLOW began in 2010 when the government of Kenya issued an alarm over steep increase in teenage pregnancy in the then Nyanza province region. As someone who had gone though the rural community and education system and could relate to the challenges that the girls were going through, IGLOW’s Founder Atieno Oduor believed she could create an organization that would inspire and support girls. It began as a pilot program. By November of 2010, the organization had reached out to 1700 rural girls.
Working Towards a Better Today and Tomorrow for Children
iGLOW remains committed to its mission of transforming rural girls lives, their schools and communities. Our approach is inclusive of better outcomes not just for the girls but also for boys. We’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support to a stronger foundation for both girls and boys.
We’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support to the children. Contact us to learn more and get involved.
Defending the Rights of Children
Thirty years ago, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) recognized children as their own beings entitled to non-negotiable human rights. The CRC, signed on 20 November 1989, explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments regarding their protection and nurturing. All the rights are connected; they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children.
This 30th anniversary of the CRC is a good time to recognize that:
- Children need to be treated with dignity and respect
- Children should be cared for and allowed to develop and be part of their communities
- Children have a right to an education, to express their own opinions, and to participate in decisions that concern them
- Children have the right to be protected against all violence and dis crimination, wherever they live, regardless of their ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth, or other status.
Child advocates throughout the international community must increase their efforts to help children thrive, renewing their commitment to protect and promote children’s human rights. While notable progress has been achieved on behalf of children, significant challenges remain—particularly for children, children with disabilities, and children in disadvantaged and vulnerable situations.
Learn more about the 30th anniversary events:
The CRC is available at:
A child-friendly version can be found at:
Education as a Human RIGHT
For IGLOW education is a determinant for opportunities and a fundamental human right. Therefore in line with SDG4 IGLOW strives to improve school enrollment and equality education opportunities (e.g., decoupling opportunities from social background) for children it serves.
Inclusive Education: Serving Children with Special needs
In many countries, children with disabilities are often deprived of their liberty, separated from family environments, and confined to institutions or locked away in so-called health-care facilities in the name of care and treatment.
School meals as a RIGHT
Every day, countless children across the globe turn up for school on an empty stomach, which makes it hard to focus on lessons.
Send a school meal today