Safe House for girls

by PapOnditi Utu Development Organisation
Safe House for girls
Safe House for girls
Safe House for girls
Safe House for girls
Safe House for girls
Safe House for girls

The women in our society are the most vulnerable than any other parson when any pendamic hits any village and we aren't exceptional. The latest news here is really worrying trend in deed.

In tha last few weeks Covid-19 has really wrecked havoc in our county hence the mothers here are really facing it rough. The women especially the elderly ones are the most affected as we reach community spread within our rural homes, there has been high number of admissions and all our public and private hospital beds are occupied hence leaving people helpless at their times of needs. This third wave has really cost us alot and many have died. The indian variant had also been detected in kisumu county and this has made it difficult for our health proffesionals to cope up with the surge since it spreads more faster than the intial one we had here in kenya.

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Due to the prolonged holiday period caused by the deadly Corona Virus, many of our school going girls have not been spared and when the government announced for the reopnening of our schools here in kenya. These gilrs would not turn back to school since they so far have met pregnancy during this long holiday period when they were at home for several months. These girls are now really very desparate and the governmant wants all of them to go back to school even with the visual pregnancy evident on them, some are very much asshamed and won't be able to go back hence leave school due to this.

The only sure way is to councel them and let them deliver at home and this would be ony done at a safe house which once completed would offer a safe place to go to and be rescued for the best future they may ever wanted to have even with the pregnancy at hand. We need a place these young girls would call their home after the rescue events and not be ashamed to be at despite their conditions. This would help them so much to regain confidence and courage hence they would be able to continue with their schooling without much interferences caused by their conditions as they would be guided on the best way to live her life fully for a better future for hersefl and her baby.

With the vocational trainings at the safe house they would be able to be impacted by the much needed skills for her own good in future and would make them self reliant.

 

James Omolo - Paponditi,Kenya

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The teenage pregnacy has escalated in kenya and this is a very worrying trend in that many school going girls are now left towonder on their next course of actions when the schools fanaly opens, The adult girls have been at home for more than ten months and have been suceptible to abuse by either their wn relatives or fellow teenage boys. The trend is so serious in Nyanza that the government really would want to curb the menace through the provincial administrators in every village.

The fact that these are children whom are not yet ready to have their own babies its becoming so difficult to assist them and the trend has been made worse due to the lockdowns due to covid 19. These girls have been wonering in the village and mixing with boys and the consiquences have been so dare indeed and it needs quick interventiosn when it would be not too late. As an Organnization we have been able to help in the smallest way possible to teach them on hwo to take good care of themselves and tell them the dare consiquences awaiting them we have also provided the young girls Physoho social support that they much needed at thsi particular time. 

With the building of safe house for girls we hsall be able to asisst them in a big way hence this is the major project we are toiling to keep it alive ane enhance its reality check so that we have it like yesyerady to help us assist and secure a place for these vulnarable girls. Once completed such cases would be handles at the girls safe house where they whould be helped both socially and economically. This would really reduce the impact of such vies in the society. Lets jin our hands togeher to see this happen sooner. Thanks

James

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Awomen Escaping the flood area to a higher ground
Awomen Escaping the flood area to a higher ground

Since Janauary this year in my village it's been raining cats and dogs in my village and many houses have been swept away the most affected are the women whom are now displaced in several camps where they stay under humanitarian assistence from Red Cross and the governments. These women are now really very exposed to diseases and hunger hence are very much sffering.

The assistance by the county and national governmebnt cant be enough to sustain these families who are now numbering to thousands, all the schools in the area are now been converted into evacuation centres with some being completely submerged and it really life threatening to most families living in these camps. With no proper toilets the children and women risk an out break of diarhoea in these camps since their isnt any proper sanitations and clean water for use.

With COVID 19 Pendamic these women now are worst hit than ever since they have to balltel these two at the same time and it really a worst scenario ever. The flooding comes from both the river sondu mirui which has bursetred its banks and the Lake vicrotia shores which has swollen suddenly getting into their homes.

Right now we still dont know when the Covid 19 will end and when teh river and lake woudl subside as this scenrao keeps on deteroriating with time and its sad there isnt much to be done and only teh well wishers woudl come and assist these suffering children and women and we hope that when it will stop to rain and things back to normalcy. Untill then we try to keep safer and avoid any deaths so far very few deaths due to flooding have been reported by teh government aand we hope that everyone. The women now are in need of food and non food assistence from all the well wishers out there. It's very sad indeed at the kind of vulnerabability of these women and componded with their constant suffering and worse still in the event of domestic vilence they have nowhere to loo up to.

James

The river breaking its banks
The river breaking its banks
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Some of donated tailoring machines in PapOnditi
Some of donated tailoring machines in PapOnditi

We are still very behind schedule on realising this project hence we do appeal to all those who believe in making this project a reality to come to our aid. The idea of eshtablishing a safe house for the young abused girls in kenya is a very nice way to end and curb the domestic violence menace here in kenya. We envisioned to have a safe place for all these vulnerable girls whom at one point or the other must have had a very life changing trauma in their domestic lives.

The early pregnacies really scare most of these giurls hence we need to have a place they cal home where they would be able to continue with their normal life activties as tyhey grow to full women. As we llok forward to achieveing these dreams please be part of this noble idea and lets make it a reallity soon.

Once in the safe house centre we will be able to offer them variuos trainings such like tailoring and salooning so that they would graduate from the safe house with some basic skills to enable them start theiur own enterprises to help sustain them plus their children and in this way they wouldmnt be so vulnrable at all.

Women doing tailoring in paponditi
Women doing tailoring in paponditi
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PapOnditi Utu Development Organisation

Location: Kisumu - Kenya
Project Leader:
James Omolo
Kisumu, Kenya
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