Education
 Kenya
Project #2161

Educate 150 Orphaned Teenage Kenyan Mothers

by Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)
Nov 18, 2013

Sexual education offered

Girls in the forum
Girls in the forum

YOUNG GIRLS EMPOWERMENT FORUM ON EARLY MARRIAGES, PREGNANCIES AND SEXUAL EDUCATION

 

 Forum objective:

·        To enable participants acquire knowledge on the consequences of early marriages, early sexual activities and resultant early pregnancies

 Song and dance prevailed TYSA sporting center as the organisation raised a red flag on early pregnancies, early marriages and school drop out

 In a research outcome from the Empowering Rural Girls through Sports project being implemented by TYSA - on problems affecting rural girls, early pregnancies, marriages and school dropout which  toped the list  were found to be emerging at an alarming rate within four villages 

It emerged from the forum that girls are missing vital information on Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health, lack of protection from community and its institutions, violation of children Rights with impunity, and lack of safety nets for vulnerable girls.  We don’t report cases of abuse, rape or pregnancies to the local chiefs because they are compromised a student

 What needs to be done?

When asked how they thought these problems could be dealt with, they gave the following responses among many others:-

·        In the case of harsh parents, the girls requested that time be found and a session organized to talk to their parents about their plight.

·        As for poverty, it could be tackled by approaching organizations like TYSA and others who can either organise for bursaries or link them up with those who could help them get scholarships for education.

·        We encouraged them that education is good and cited examples of people in the community who have made it in life and are successful after working hard in school.

·        Being married off against their wishes and harassment by male teachers was quite a sad story. One girl stood up and said “When we report to the Chiefs, they are bribed into silencing us, our teachers are also bribed, the police are bribed, we have nowhere to report our cases.”

 With scuh forums on the community, girls have unique opportunities to develop resilience.

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Organization Information

Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)

Location: Kitale, Trans nzoia County - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.tysak.org
Project Leader:
Gichuki Francis
Executive Officer
Kitale, Kenya

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