Health
 Kenya
Project #1802

Uplifting Teen Mothers in Kenya

by Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)
Sep 17, 2007

Beneficiaries prepare for exams!

Approximately 70,000 girls are expelled from school in Kenya annually after becoming pregnant, translating to about 190 per day.

GEMINI has been providing remedial classes for 12 such girls for the past six months. The time for reckoning is here!

Beginning next month, they will join other candidates in sitting for their final national secondary exams. Part of their training included going through mock exam papers with the help of volunteer teachers.

But it was not just books, books, and more books! The girls were also taken through an informal sexuality education curriculum that empowered them with life-skills.

"I feel so different after attending these meetings," says Milka, one of the beneficiaries. "Given a second chance, I would not make the same mistakes I made because I now know how to be more assertive."

The beneficiaries jointly believe they are much stronger and ready to face the future.

"I know more about setting life goals and working towards meeting them. I will not let having this baby hinder me from attaining my goals," says Caro, seven months pregnant.

GEMINI hopes the girls will live to their own expectations and pass the exams with flying colours!

All the best!!

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Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

Location: ELDORET, RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE - Kenya
Project Leader:
Stella Amojong
Program Coordinator
Eldoret, RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE Kenya

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