Our project work with Ministry of Education & other partners to: 1. Conduct Assessment to identify 10 mostly affected primary schools for the project. 2. Work with Teachers, Parents & School Board Officials to provide Sanitary Towels, Pants & Menstrual hygiene knowledge to at least 500 Vulnerable Girls. 3. Strengthen capacity of Teachers, Parents & School Board Official on Case management system to enable them address the existing Social & Cultural norms affecting Education of Girls in Lamu
In many areas of Lamu County especially in Witu and Mpeketoni divisions, opportunities to access basic education for many girls are limited and in many communities, support of girls' education is very low compared to that of boys. Large number of girls are out of school and those in school are at a higher risk of dropping out before completing their primary education majorly because of harmful Social & Cultural practices affecting all girls and lack of Sanitary towels by school going girls.
We will work with both State and Non-State agencies, school officials and parents to ensure provision of sanitary towels that will be used a Tool to Empower Young Adolescent Girls to understand their rights to education and protection from abuse and neglect. The project will also incorporate Menstrual Hygiene and Life skills training to all beneficiary girls. One of the result of this will be girls that are positively empowered to overcome various forms of violence, neglect and discrimination.
Our project goal is: "A reduced rate of school absenteeism and dropout, defilement and teenage pregnancy cases targeting at least 500 girls in 10 selected primary schools in Lamu County." Expected Impact: 1. Increased completion and transition of education by girls. 2. Reduction of all harmful social and cultural practices at school community level. 3. Reduction of cases on abuse and violence against girls 4. Sustainable monitoring and follow up of protection programs and policies on education