Today, poverty is rooted more in the lack of one’s knowledge than a deprivation of material wealth. Starved of the relevant information, an individual can be left helpless when deciding upon their future education, health and political participation. For this reason, Dandelion Africa strives to provide the awareness and education that we all deserve, particularly that regarding HIV/AIDS and family planning.
For us, gender equality is simple: the parity of rights, opportunity and participation, regardless of one’s gender. Presently, women in rural areas number among the most marginalized in Kenyan society. Achieving gender equality, however, would not only elevate this vulnerable group, but would also greatly benefit the well-being of society as a whole. For this reason, we have made the empowerment of women, both in law and practice, central to our mission.
The nature of our work makes it essential for us to maintain open and honest communication with all of our stakeholders and donors alike. Accountability is an exercise we want to promote in and out of the organisation.
All of our work at Dandelion Africa amounts, fundamentally, to either the implementation or the advocacy of Human Rights; this is a belief in the equality of all human beings, regardless of their race, gender, religion or culture.