End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya

by Hope Foundation for African Women (HFAW)
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End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
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End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
End Female Genital Mutilation in 9 schools, Kenya
Jan 21, 2022

Ending and Beginning the Year with Ending FGM

End-FGM training session for students
End-FGM training session for students

Dear Friend

 Happy New! The Hope Foundation for the African team is grateful to connect with you. Your company in the journey to end female genital mutilation in Kenya. Here is to another year of ensuring safety and health for every girl.

In November 2021, just while students were nearly breaking for the Christmas holiday, we held a school advocacy activity at Nyariacho and Keboba primary school in Nyamira County. The advocacy activity was led by HFAW grassroots leaders; Joyce and Gladys.

The main objective of conducting the outreach in the 2 schools was to sensitize the students on the health effects of FGM and ensure that they understand what to do when they suspect or are at risk of undergoing the vice. Also, we trained on personal hygiene and how to become more self-aware and confident. Moreover, we sensitized the young girls on staying focused on their studies and avoiding the temptation of engaging in romantic relationships. Generally, school advocacy reached 485 students between 9-14 years.

Most villages in Nyamira and Kisii, Kenya, are notorious for secretly subjecting girls, within this age group to FGM. Part of the main reason FGM continuous in Nyamira is the secrecy. Thus, with this activity, we ensured the girls know that we support them and they should not be swayed into the practice. 

We are happy that we got to conduct this activity. The smiles and excitement of the students during the songs and dance session tell it all.

Welcoming remarks by headteacher at the Nyariacho
Welcoming remarks by headteacher at the Nyariacho

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