Education
 Kenya
Project #2161

Educate 150 Orphaned Teenage Kenyan Mothers

by Transforming Young Stars of Africa (TYSA)
Vetted
Dec 4, 2010

Girls Inspired by Camp

Adolescent girls and boys in the rural areas rarely get an opportunity to learn about their sexuality. Lots of myths are created about sexuality which often leads to early pregnancy, marriage and school dropout. Young girls are particularly vulnerable as they are often neglected by the families and community. Community social fabrics that used to protect girls and boys have been weakened thus exposing the girls and boys to abuse and exploitation. The young adolescent lack confidence, motivation, and self-esteem which are important ingredient in building their resilience. The camp organized by TYSA on 9th August 2010 to 13th August 2010 at Sengwer cultural centre, on creating safe spaces for rural girls. The camp brought together 33 girls. The camp focused on reproductive health, relationships, and self-defense and sex bargains. The methodology of the camp was participatory in nature combining presentations, discussions, experience sharing and practical throughout the three days of facilitation. Sexual abuse and violence are serious problems that transcend racial, economic, social and regional lines. Violence is frequently directed toward females youth, who lack the economic and social status to resist or avoid it. Adolescents and young women, in particular, may experience abuses in the form of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and/or female genital mutilation.

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Transforming Young Stars of Africa (TYSA)

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

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