Golden Top Self Help Group
Goldentop Rehabilitation Centre Self Help Group was started in 2004 on the basis of supporting
and rehabilitating street girls with membership of 17 active members. It was registered officially
with the Government of Kenya, Ministry of social services on 2004, certificate Registration
No. 8471. We started our operations with an intake of twelve (12) girls, eight (8) of whom were
street girls while other four (4) were girls from poor families. The street girls were given free
training while the four girls paid a subsidized fee of Ksh. 2,000 for the vocational course.
So far since inception we have managed to provide vocational skills to over 400 former street girls
and prison inmates who have already been assimilated in the job market. The number of girls has
been increasing steadily despite lack of financial and material resources.We get this girls from
surrounding slums such as Kiandutu slums, Kiang’ombe slums, Athena Slums, Gichagi and Matharau slums.
Others are referred to us by the area chiefs, churches and community health workers.
The vocational training program they have been implementing targets vulnerable girls that is
street girls & those in prison in Thika district, Kenya with aim of empowering them with vocational
skills such as Hairdressing & beauty skills, fashion design & dress making skills and sweeter knitting
& embroidery skills. In addition they are also imparted with micro basic skills such as soap making;
yogurt making that are geared to generate income.
Once trained the vulnerable girls are attached to local enterprises engaging in Hairdressing & beauty,
fashion design & dress making and sweeter knitting & embroidery in order to gain an experince.
Finally they are further assited in securing employement at local enterprises and those willing to
engage in self employement are linked to local financial institutions to access micro-credit.
Goldentop Rehabilitation Centre Self Help Group day-to-day operations are guided by quality
programming principles and systems that respect values of accountability, partnership, and
participation for transformation and vocational training aimed at high impact among the vulnerable
girls. Our organization has clearly defined organizational structure of Management board, financial
systems and practices that are transparent and that meet both government and donor standards.
We have a clear monitoring and reporting systems that include community systems that facilitate
effective follow-up support to program activities and a feedback process.
Impact of The Vocational Training Program
Many vulnerable girls and young women at risk i.e. physically challenged girls, street girls & those in
prison have been imparted in the following fields:
Hairdressing & beauty skills
Fashion design & dress making skills
Sweeter knitting & embroidery skills
Micro credit facilities
Assistance to access micro credit facilities needed to initiate micro enterprises to generate while
utilizing imparted vocational skills.
There has been high improvement of living standards for many of them who followed our programs.
The ongoing program of empowering vulnerable girls that is those who are physically
challenged girls, street girls & those in prison with vocational skills need to be financially
sustainable. This is because it targets vulnerable and impart them with vocational skills
such as hairdressing & beauty skills, fashion design & dress making skills and sweeter
knitting & embroidery skills after every six months. Later they are assisted in getting
absolved in already established enterprises and those willing to start self employment are
linked to local financial institutions to as to access micro credit that is needed to initiate
viable micro enterprises.
Our Current Projects with Goldentop Centre
Goldentop is involved in two income generating project: the chicken and oven projects.
Tradestar Kenya Limited
Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services
Office of the president
Kiambu Local Urban Forum
Community Health workers
Thika Level Five Hospital