Education
 Kenya
Project #2247

Rescuing 100 girls from early marriages in Kenya

by Juhudi Children in Crisis
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Jackline a form four student at St Teresa secondary school has been facing the challenge of dropping out of school. A very clever and intelligent girl was identified during the August holiday when schools were closed. Confident and strong Jackline took a step to meet one of the Juhudi staff to share her story. She shared on how her family background is with a lot of other girls dropping out of school. We took her case up and we promised to pay her school fee which has been her major challenge that could help her finish school. “I have tried to look for people to support my education but it has been hard. My passion is supporting vulnerable girls to overcome the challenges they face in the community. Am happy that Juhudi has taken my case and am now assured of finishing my education and move to the next level. I thank all those behind this great idea and support” said Jackline.

After being at home for one year, Kerubo who has been facing school fees challenge has managed to secure a position in form four. She showed a spirit of hope and trust as she went back to school. Kerubo has been dreaming to become a doctor who will serve the community she was happy sharing how she will be working hard to achieve her goals and dreams. A very determined young girl focused to serve. “You look determined and much disciplined girl. We trust and hope that you will make it to the highest level as Juhudi has made you proud. We thank them for the good work that they are doing to support teenage girls who are at the risk of dropping out of school” Said the principal of her school. Kerubo’s school fees has been paid by Juhudi and we trust this was a great turn point for this young girl.

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After going home several times to look for fees to keep them in school like other children, 12 girls were supported this week by Juhudi to keep and maintain them in school. These girls who are orphans and vulnerable are from Eronge and Chepkaitit primary schools, were at risk of dropping out of school. “These are children who need care and good handle as some of them can loose hope and decide otherwise. We need to continually support them as some of them they do not have anyone to run to when they need support. We appreciate the work that you are doing and hope that you will continue to do this to support this generation of tomorrow. We will continue working together to see that all those that need support go through those though moments. Thanks to those who are behind this great work” Said the Head teacher Chepkaitit primary school Mr. Nemwel Nyachieo.

In most of the African cultures, girls and women are never given a chance to do some things and activities as boys and men. 5 girls from Juhudi Children In Crisis, got an opportunity to participate in the streetfootballworld East Africa festival. It was a learning moment for our girls as they interacted with their peers from Tanzania, S. Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, Uganda and Kenya. The girls also got an opportunity to play football with other girls and boys a sport activity that is perceived to be of the boys in most of the African communities and even countries.

“Am very happy to meet girls who play football and share issues that affect them openly. In my community, you cannot find girls playing just like that. I have something to tell other girls back in the village and what to share with my community. My great thanks for JCIC for supporting girls like me to see light and know where we are coming from and heading” Said Vivian. “Am happy that our girls are learning great things. This has made me be strong and focused as a young female leader who accompanied these girls” Said Ruth.

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We are very happy to share with you the story of Rose Apiyo who had dropped out of school because she got pregnant. After her delivery, Apiyo was focused and wanted to go back to school. We supported her and she returned to form two at her Geta secondary school. “The journey has not been so easy for me especially a young girl like me with a baby and schooling’’ says Apiyo. She was speaking this today morning when I met her in school very happy and excited to see me from Juhudi Children In Crisis to visit her.  

“I didn’t expect anybody from home, but thanks to God that Juhudi is there as a father, mother, friend and relative”. It is at this time that she shared with me that once she finishes her exams on November, she will join Juhudi to support other girls and children who are in a great need. “I thank all those who have been behind my support and other girls. Please keep on supporting more children and young people as they are the pride of tomorrow” she continued to say. We are in great appreciation to all those who have been behind this and those who are planning to support these great people and community.


 

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Juhudi Children in Crisis

Location: KITALE, Rift Valley - Kenya
Project Leader:
Lameck Nyandega
Executive Director
KITALE, Kenya

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