Improving lives of 1000 girls in Nairobi's slums

Dec 9, 2010

Girls Seminar at Undugu Institute

Girls in a class
Girls in a class

Majengo slums is  one of the slums where prostitution is on rampant. Girls as young as 11 years old exchange their bodies for as little as four dollars.

Mrembo program held a three day -November 22, 23, 25 seminar for a group of thirty six girls at Undugu Institute which is located at the heart of Majengo Slums. This came after the head teacher of Undugu requested .It came to his attention that some of the girls from the institute were engaging in prostitution. A group of six peer educators spoke candidly to the girls on topics like Relationship Sex, and Life Choices .One of the activities carried out was pressure limbo which shows how the pressure for sex increases as one grows older. And how one can avoid succumbing to the biological, social and economic pressure.

 “The prevalence of young girls engaging into commercial sex is at an alarming rate here in Majengo, and most of these young girls are getting into the trap. We need more awareness programs like Mrembo so that these young girls would be informed on the repercussions.” Said Elias Ngari head teacher of Undungu Institute.

“My participation in the mrembo seminar has really equipped me with necessary life skills knowledge, information and ideas on how to stay positive and focused to achieve my dreams as a girl and also inform others”Said 18years old Sofia, a student at Undugu.

Mrembo program would additionally like to thank the schools and community centres that we partner with as well as thanking all our individual donors, corporate and not forgetting those who have been donating through Global Giving.

Girls answering to questions
Girls answering to questions

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Nancy Waweru

Nairobi, Kenya

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