This initiative was conceptualized to address the high prevalence of teenage pregnancies in urban slums as well as rural setups.
According to the United Nations Population Fund Report 2019, Kenya recorded 378, 397 adolescent and teenage pregnancies for girls aged 10-19 years between July 2016 and June 2017, specifically, 28, 932 girls aged 10-14 and 349,465 girls aged 15-19 became pregnant.
Teenage pregnancy has adverse effects on the population with girls more likely to face tough consequences.
One grave outcome of early pregnancies and marriage is reduced literacy levels in girls. To address this, the program seeks to enhance teenage girls’ literacy levels by addressing the teenage pregnancy menace.
The program has two main components which are mentorship and community outreach forums.
The forums are meant to enlighten the public on the need to ensure teenage girls complete their education and equally to identify and eliminate teenage pregnancy risk factors.
Activities undertaken include school counselling sessions, distribution of dignity kits and public sensitization campaigns.