The goal of this program is to ensure that girls and young women have access to quality education, perform well and complete schooling focusing on transition from primary education to secondary education and tertiary training. We contribute towards reducing social, economic, cultural and religious barriers and threats to girls attaining highest level of education.
Facilitate the provision of sanitary pads to girls in schools, educate girls about their menstrual cycle and their sexual reproductive health needs and rights.
Targets girls in schools, this project is implemented with the support of volunteer mentors. These mentors are successful individuals from the same community who attended the same school and have been successful in education and career life. The goal of pairing the volunteers and students is to build hope, motivation and self-esteem to the students for better performance in academics and to keep girls and young women longer in school.
FGM has no health benefits, and it harms girls and women in many ways and interferes with the natural functions of girls’ and women’s bodies. Immediate complications can cause severe pain, shock, bleeding, tetanus or sepsis (bacterial infection), Long-term consequences can cause recurrent bladder and urinary tract infections, cysts, infertility and increased risk of childbirth complications and newborn deaths.
The causes of female genital mutilation include a mix of cultural, religious and social factors within families and communities. Our role is to educate the community on the dangers of FGM, rescue girls from this harmful practice and work with all sectors to protect girls to remain in school. We form support networks (support groups) for girls in school where girls can report and be able to share openly about dangers of FGM and to help in rescue initiatives
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