MITdlab training on research tools at SEP

Society Empowerment Project (SEP) in partnership with MIT D-lab department of Gender & development studies conducted a week’s training program at SEP offices in Oyugis, Homa Bay, Kenya. The in depth training focused on research design tools that will aid in gathering, analyzing and disseminating data and evidence on Gender based violence, HIV & AIDs, Unplanned teenage pregnancies and substance abuse in Homabay County. 

The above mentioned social-issues are highly prevalent in Homabay county, hence the need for research, data and policy implementation that offer sustainable solutions. SEP through its dedicated staff and partners strive to provide sustainable solutions towards these issues.

MIT D-Lab works with people around the world to develop and advance collaborative approaches and practical solutions to global poverty challenges – https://d-lab.mit.edu/about

The trainees consisted of young adults from Homabay county, most of whom are young mothers who are beneficiaries of various SEP empowerment programmes.

The training equipped the participants with skills like facilitation, interviewing, data collection and other research tools, all which empower them and acts as a stepping stone for when opportunities to use the skills for their own benefit arise.

We are grateful to MIT D-lab partners and facilitators Laureen, Michelle, Wandia & Faith for their unwavering support and dedication in imparting these skills to our beneficiaries here at SEP.


We look forward to using the skills to benefit the local community in Oyugis, Kenya and to future opportunities.


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