Our story starts way back, in September 2022
In September 2022, Mrs. Ruth Akoth took a momentous step towards liberating adolescence from harmful practices through education when she founded the Forgotten Voices Foundation. Her journey from a challenging upbringing in Uriri sub-county, where she witnessed gender-based violence within a polygamous family, was a source of inspiration. Despite the harsh environment that once led her to lose hope in life and contemplate suicide, she has transformed her life and is now a proud advocate against malpractices that affect girls.
The Forgotten Voices Foundation was established to make a difference in the lives of girls and young women, operating primarily in Migori and Narok counties. We recognize the urgent need to address harmful practices that hinder the growth and potential of the girl child. Practices that erode the social status of girls and women in our communities, and they often remain “forgotten voices” in society. This is why we chose the name The Forgotten Voices Foundation: to amplify the voices of those who have been marginalized and disempowered for far too long.
At the Forgotten Voices Foundation, we are dedicated to empowering girls and young women who have been deeply forgotten. Through education, advocacy, support, and community engagement, we strive to break the cycle of harmful practices and provide them with the tools to reclaim their voices, their rights, and their futures.
Join us in our mission to create a brighter, more equitable future for the girl child in Migori and Narok counties. Together, we can make their voices heard and help them realize their full potential.