Vocational skills for 100 young mothers in Kenya

by Mobile Education for Life International (MELI)

Summary

This project will ensure 100 young mothers from Kakamega County in Kenya who are school drop outs due to early teenage pregnancy are equipped with skills on livelihoods. The young mothers will join a baking vocational school where they will not only earn employability skills but also child care skills and postnatal programmes with effective child and mother nutrition . The trained young mothers will become peer educators of reproductive health championing prevention of early pregnancy.

$25
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

Maternal and under fives, morbidity and mortality including malnutrition are the major factors affecting the health outcomes in Kakamega county. Kakamega county maternal mortality is about 860/100,000 per live births , under -five 's mortality rate is 74/1000 and approximately 200/1000 under five children die of malnutrition (KDHS 2008-2009). The problem gets worse with increase teenage pregnancy and increased drop outs with the result of ill equipped unemployed young mothers

Solution

This employablility programme for 100 young mothers in Kakamega County will serve as a demonstrative intervention to be scaled up . The trained 100 young mothers will serve as peer educators advocating for prevention of early pregnancy among teenage school going girls . this will prevent drop out rates due to early pregnancy. The trained girls will earn a descent livelihood

Long-Term Impact

Improved economic development among the young mothers . Healthy lifestyle choices among the young mothers and proper nutrition for their children and reduced recurrent pregnancy.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.melinternational.org
Young mothers on the increase in Kenya
Causes of young mothers due to early pregnancy

Organization Information

Mobile Education for Life International (MELI)

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.melinternational.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @meliinternational
Project Leader:
Jacinta Aluoch
Nairobi, Kenya

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