Program Fact Sheet
Girls on the Move (GotM) is an initiative that empowers female graduates in Kisumu, Kenya, and beyond. It addresses the skills gap in the supply chain, encourages female workforce participation, and reduces youth unemployment among women.
The program, sponsored by the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) and piloted by Pamela Steele Associates (PSA), successfully placed 36 young women in eight-month roles within various organizations, with 13 of them securing permanent employment.
PSA plans to expand GotM in partnership with VillageReach, with the goal of training and graduating 500 interns across five counties in Kenya and one additional country.
(Photo: Each intern expresses her GoTM experience in one word: Change, Empowerment, Opportunity, and more.)
1 / Bridge the supply chain skills gap
2 / Facilitate employment and professional development in the health supply chain sector
3 / Provide graduates with marketable skills and a professional network that catalyse career growth in health supply chain management.
4 / Link internship graduates to career paths that will provide consistent employment.
At Girls on the Move, we found a safe haven. We found a place where we could gain experience and begin our professional journeys. Today, I am employed at MEDS Nairobi and I am not alone. Many of the girls have secured jobs and others are close to finding employment.
Margaret Achieng, GoTM Cohort 1
Pilot Project at a Glance
Launch of the Program
The official launch of the GotM project was held on July 6th, 2022 and the event marked the beginning of the 8-month work placements. The intership period concluded on March 10th, 2023, after the interns completed their internship assignment and bimonthly training with Pamela Steele Associates (PSA).
Mercy (middle), an intern at St. Jairus Hospital with her supervisor (left) and Pamela Steele (right), Project Director, Girls on the Move Program
Intern Departmental Placement
Cynthia, an intern at the MEDS Nairobi office receiving medicine in the Warehouse Department