Young school going girls in Kajiado County suffer a lot from the adverse cultural activities which put them in the cut. Any girl who refuses to undergo a cut is sent away from the home and school. These girls suffer rejection and homelessness leading them to resolve in early pregnancies or early marriages. The project involves provision of training and housing for these girls and putting their education first and foremost.
The community's development is retrospective due to these activities of female genital mutilation, early marriages for girls and demoralization of women who are treated as second class honors. Girls are mostly affected and women bear the blunt of it all. The project will benefit girls and women by improving their value in societal norm and in human rights. Girls will be able to continue with education and building their household gains.
The project will educate community leaders on dangers of female genital mutilation, will rescue these girls from the cut, provide housing for them and promote their education. By taking girls to rescue homes and school, educating the community of health dangers of the cut, promoting girls to stand firm and fight against it and letting the community to believe in women and girls will automatically solve the problems. The project will educate community on importance of treating women equal to men.
The project will automatically benefit 25 girls directly and more than 300 women indirectly. The whole community of Maasai communicating people will benefit by taking their girls to school and fighting or eradicating the cut completely. By doing this project, the problems of early marriages, school drop outs of girls, female cut and overall poverty index of the region will be highly reduced. The region will automatically reduce poverty and create wealth through knowledge gained in the school.