Thank you our Donors and Partners for your continued support to our teenage mothers Empowerment project.
The story of Jecinta is very encouraging.Jacinta was training in one of our project on setting up a small business for 3 months.After a successful graduation,and injection of a seed capital to her business proposal,Jecinta added 6 beehives to her already existing 2 beehives.Jecinta says 'I was now able to take my three children to school '.
Jecinta in an example of the difference your donations are making to our young mothers in empowering them to feed their children and take them to school .Twenty three teenage mothers graduated last year in small business training and micro credit.Hope for Teenage Mothers through its partnership with you will contunue to Empower these young mothers.
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Teenage pregnancy has become an epidemic phenomenon with the recent statistics showing that Kenya has the highest levels of teenage pregnancies of 3 in every 10 girls between the ages of 13 years to 18years. The girls are found in the upper primary and secondary school. After giving birth, these girls become butts of distasteful jokes and these results to stigmatization and as already observed, majority of these girls have their education terminated. The increase of school teenage drop outs also contributes to poverty, insecurity, early parenthoods and early marriages just to mention a few. It is for these reasons that Hope for teenage mothers (HTM) came up with programs to address some of their needs in the community that includes empowerment through sustainable relevant skills and back to school programs. Our main focus is stigma removal and restoration of the lost hope and self esteem to the young mothers so that they can have a normal life again. To date HTM has changed the lives of over 600 families through your kind support. The months of November and December 2012 in HTM’s Calendar is for fundraising to build a Multipurpose boarding school for the most Vulnerable girls that would accommodate 300 to 500 girls. The school will help those very poor girls from poor communities and enable them access education. Thank you for your kind support to this project. How can we work together to attract a wider support?
We thank you for your great and continuous support you have given to our project for the Hope for Teenage Mothers (HTM) .The teenage mothers have continued to thrive in their small businesses because of your kind support. We shall tell you a story of one of our teenage mums who graduated last year December from dress making class.
‘ I came to Hope for Teenage Mothers without knowing how to read or write after staying in the slums for many years. I gave birth to my first baby at age 13 years. I am now a mother of 3 children. Hope for Teenage Mothers helped me by giving me a teacher phillip who helped me to read and write.I know how to read write and count even money. After, I knew how to read and write the organization helped me also to learn dress making and I now make very beautiful clothes for my customers . The organization has helped me start a small business for making clothes and I can say that despite the challenges of not having enough stock to meet my customers’ demand, I am able to put food on the table for my 3 children and sometimes I even give my neighbours when they do not have anything to eat. Thank you for all you have been doing to help me and my children’.
Thank you for your continued support to Hope for teenage Mothers project for women empowerment We always appreciate your feedback on how we can work together to attract a wider support for this project. All your feedback can be sent through our email on ; email@example.com
While teen pregnancy is not something, as a parent, that you appreciate occurring in your child's life, the fact is, teen pregnancy continues to be an epidemic in the slum community in Kenya today. Hope for Teenage Mothers has continued to find life skills educational activities that will cater for the teens pregnancy and parenting time schedules and demands.We are selling the like skills items made by the mums both locally and internationally.The money received is used to buy more materials for the project and to help the teen mums with their livelihood.If you like them we shall ship it to you.We shall be uploading more items in our photo shop in the coming days.
Hope for Teenage Mothers has added another project in the urban slums; i.e. Starehe.
Due the large numbers of the girls who need support, the organization is looking for ways to scale up its activities by adding another 3 class room that will offer life skills training of hairdressing, vocational training and Income GeneratingActivities (IGA).The project site proposal is at Buruburu. It will cater for teen mums within four slums within this geographical area .The area is characterized by refugees also who are teenage mothers. The area is unique as it will benefit diversified communities.
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Many girls in the urban poor and rural areas in Kenya miss up to a week ofschool every month during menstruation due to lack of sanitary towels. Anyteacher in Kenya will tell you, a girl without access to sanitary towels feelsembarrassed, unhygienic and uncomfortable, she also loses self esteem and withthat the confidence to interact with her classmates, or with teachers in the classroom.Most of the schools are mixed schools and this put stigma on the girls who feelunhygienic.
Sanitary towels, therefore, are a serious education issue in Kenya.
A girl absent from school for four days in 28 days (a month) loses 13learning days equivalent to two weeks of learning in every school term. In anacademic year (nine months) a girl loses 39 learning days equivalent to sixweeks of learning time. A girl in primary school between grades 6 and 8 (threeyears) loses 18 learning weeks out of 108 weeks. Within the four years of highschool a girl can lose 156 learning days equivalent to almost 24 weeks out of144 weeks of learning in High school!
Hope for Teenage Mothers has reinvented reusable and easy to afford sanitarypads made from cotton material. The girls from Mukuru slums are now makingtheir own Sanitary pads and selling at an affordable fee of Ksh 25/=. These pads are also being distributed forfree to the neighboring schools.
We are asking our friends and partners to come join with us in this dynamicchallenge by donating to us so that we can buy more materials to make more reusablesanitary pads.
One of the school girls called Joyce from Katoto primary school said. ‘I am not going to miss out on school again.The pad is good and I like it.’
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