Health
 Kenya
Project #1802

Uplifting Teen Mothers in Kenya

by Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)
Nov 30, 2009

Teen mums sit for final exams

Hi everybody,

We have just celebrated one of the most successful years...!

The occasion? Celebrating 24 girls (17 pregnant and 7 teen mums) who have just sat for their end-of-year secondary exams.

"It was not smooth sailing...but I managed!" says Shiko, a project beneficiary. "I have been judged by my fellow students, teachers and some parents even threatened to withdraw their girls from school because of us..."

The girls, in various stages of pregnancy, admit they have been heavily stigmatized yet they are the victims of misinformation.

"I wish we could do more to bridge this gap of communication," says Mrs. Oduor, a teacher in one of the local schools. "Parents expect us to give their girls information about sexuality but our syllabus does not allow for this."

This game of ping-pong has left many teen girls with little or no information about reproductive health, leaving them more susceptible to sexual abuse, sugar daddies and peer pressure.

With your support, GEMINI will continue to provide accurate information about sexuality to high-risk youth and build their self-confidence.

We urge each one of you to take part in the exciting GIVE MORE-GET MORE Challenge, which will ensure all funds donated to any of our projects is matched.

The Challenge is almost over but its never too late. Make that valuable donation and spread the word about GEMINI.

We will keep you updated in our successes/challenges or failures.

Thanks so much for your support!

Comments:
  • Joan Ochi
    Joan Ochi Congratulations on your good work.
    • 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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