Hope for Teenage Mothers

Hope for Teenage Mothers seeks to advance a knowledgeable community on the problems faced by the Teenage Mothers and the negative effects of underage pregnancies. We want to empower the teenage mothers socially and economically .We also seek to ensure that the girl child exercise her rights and is protected from teenage motherhood.
Oct 7, 2014

Edmund Rice-Day Care Centre - 6 Months to 3 year old

This is the latest addition in our networks; a Day Care Centre for 6 months to 3 years old. The idea came about after the Mother and Baby program had so many malnourished babies due to nutrient deficiencies. Most mothers with children under three years felt they did not have a safe place to leave their children as they went to look for work. Therefore most opted to stay indoors to look out for them. A situation that presented a challenge of lack of food in the households. Most homes are headed by single mothers who mostly depend on casual labour from nearby industries or small enterprises. Therefore if they do not work they will have little or nothing to feed on asituation that led to malnourished babies.
To curb this condition a day care services was introduced. The aim is to allow more mothers to look for work and provide better and balanced diet for their children. The day care opened its doors on 28th of May and so far 40 children are already enrolled. Two women have been hired to take care of these babies. The babies receive a cup of nutritious porridge each on daily basis. However the parents chip in something small – 30 Shillings a day for this service. The children are well taken care of by the two women who feed them, teach them basic skills such as singing, playing children’s games etc.

 The following are the needs for the day care centre;

 Mattresses , floor carpets, toys, beddings, nutritious food for children plus porridge, pampers, soap, utensils,clothes.

We welcome Volunteers to come and spend a day with our babies. 

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Jul 1, 2014

Beyond expectations

graduation class in 2014
graduation class in 2014

Three teenage mothers in Kenya has risen beyond expectations  after their last years graduation on tailoring and dressmaking course .Josephine who emerged as the best candidate in her class started a small business with the tailoring machine that the school gave her as a reward for her good results.Josephine makes clothes in various designs .'Challenge Josephine with any style  in the world or any design  and she will give it to you as it is'. says her former teacher .

Josephine is also very innovative such  that she comes up with her own styles and designs that she normally wears to market them and later sells at a resonable prices.Josephine is able to feed her children through her business of dress making and she is looking to expand that  business.'I can now feed my children , clothe them and take them to school '   she says.  

Josephine has inspired her former  classmates whom she mentors and helps  to make quality designs. She is a role model that other girls are looking up to.Our ourganization is looking for ways to link those girls who graduate to available  market related to their work and also those who cannot are supported with a tool and training to set up their own business .

On behalf of Hope for teenage Mothers I wish to thank all who have contributed to this wonderful acheivement for our young mums. 

dress making class 2013/2014
dress making class 2013/2014

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Feb 28, 2014

Empowering teen mums in Kenya

 

 

Hope for Teenage Mothers is an organization working with teenage mothers to empower them through back to school programs and life skills that teach self-sustainability to enable them to succeed following early parenthood. If these teenage mothers are empowered they can improve their quality of life and that of their children. The young women are taught entrepreneurship skills that aim to uplift them economically through income generating projects. The young women make hand-made traditional African crafts, beaded works, bags, paintings, handicrafts, Kikoy cloths and woven baskets. These income generating activities are important because they economically benefit the communities from which these girls are from, aid in their rehabilitation and ensure the sustainability of the project.

We are actively seeking partners on mentorship, skills building and sales of these items through various networks.

Improved sales in these income generating activities will provide the young girls and their children with a livelihood and enable them to continue with their schooling.

You can get in touch with me, Lucy Ndungu, through our email; info@hopeforteenagemothers.org;

facebook.com/hopeforteenagemothers

Learn more about our 2013 acheivements by joining us on our acebook page.We really appreciate your support.Its through your great effort that we were able to make a difference in the lives of the teen mums and their children.  

Thanks again

 

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