The GET UP program consists of two significant parts. During class six through class eight (GET UP JR) girls attend two sessions every term to learn about health, relationships, communication, self-esteem, and so much more. Once our Umoja students get to secondary school (high school), GET UP SR meets twice a year for a one-day conference and a three-day retreat. Topics during this time include a session on sexual health. Pictured above is Beldine Kephas, who always did the talk in this topic area. Girls in both programs receive sanitary towels, so that they don't have to miss school during their menstrual cycle.
The GET UP program has made a significant difference in the lives of the "girl-child" in our project. Since we started this program, we see girls finishing primary school, achieving high marks on the end of school exams (KCPE), qualifying for secondary school scholarships, and even going on to post-secondary education. The teen pregnancy rate has dropped by 80% in our population.
Special thanks to Beldine for her energetic and engaging talks about difficult topics. Recently, Beldine moved out of our project area. She will be missed greatly by our girls and our GET UP mentors. ASANTE SANA!
Your donation supports our girls empowerment program in Kenya, which is making a difference in 700 lives each year.
GET UP Jr at Bar Union cluster