Latest News From The Field

Despite the “long rains” making access to some of our schools in the rural areas difficult, our field officer has managed to visit all 12 of the schools that we are supporting.
There is always an air of expectation amongst the staff and students over our visits and the girls are eager to receive their monthly supply of sanitary pads and underwear.
This last month’s topic for discussion was “Sex and Sexuality” and we were able to openly talk to the girls about some of the personal issues facing the girls as they develop into womanhood.
One of our schools is a special needs school in Kisumu and this topic brought back some bad memories for some of the girls around abuse.
During the month we provided individual counselling to 25 girls and another 22 cases have been referred for help from other support agencies.