Health
 Kenya
Project #1802

Uplifting Teen Mothers in Kenya

by Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)
Oct 22, 2009

September Update

Dear GEMINI supporter, It has been a tough year for us. But with your continued support, we have made it. Well, almost!

A recent survey shocked the country when it revealed that girls aged 10-19 confessed to having multiple sexual partners. Another 23% become pregnant and drop from school.

Yet this is just the tip of the iceberg. Adolescent girls are continuously at risk of sexual violations, unwanted pregnancy and early marriages. GEMINI has been engaged in equipping them with life-skills that would enable them make informed reproductive health decisions.

GEMINI’s twin approach provides high-risk girls with reproductive health information while at the same time rehabilitating teen mums who have dropped from school.

Over the last two months, we have partnered with local youth groups in raising awareness, providing peer counseling and free VCT to young people in urban slums. We have reached 710 youth in the following areas: Kamukunji, Mwanzo, Kapsoya and Huruma.

Your support has been crucial in our operations. We credit you with all the successes that we have attained. The following months are going to be tricky: schools will be closing next month and the festive season will be with us. Young people are known to be carefree-drinking excessively and having unprotected sex.

We need your support. We plan to mount preventive campaigns both in schools and for out-of school teens. We will use educational/entertainment activities, offer personalized counseling and distribute information materials.

Please accept our heartfelt compliments for all your support for this project. Every donation, as we have kept on saying, goes a long way in saving a life.

Thanks so much and we hope to hear from you. Keep those comments flowing..!

Comments:
  • Joan Ochi
    Joan Ochi Thanks for the informative update. I'd be really interested in seeing copies/imags of the informational materials you provide to your teens - maybe post them as part of an update?
    • 7 years ago
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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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