About the project

The Challenge

A campaign done in 2000 against Female Genital Mutilation FGM and early marriages has led to high enrollment at Naramam Primary School which is a rescue Centre for girls running away from these practices. Over the years the enrollment has continued to go up. Running for refuge to shun the vices is not the only encouraging news from Naramam Primary School but also the fact that the school has not only rescued over 50 girls but their performance has been impressive over the years. The school had an incomplete dormitory that was started through the initiative of Hon. Samuel Poghisio when he toured the school sometimes back.

The Intervention

Educating over six hundred pupils with an incomplete boarding facility fully assisted by parents, Safaricom Foundation saw the need to create a comfortable safe haven for the girls who are rescued mainly from Kacheliba and Sigor where traditions are still rife. When Safaricom Foundation approved a grant of Kshs 743,000 to be used for the completion of the girl’s dormitory, purchase of 50 double decker’s, Naramam Primary School family was elated. A Bed goes hand in hand with a mattress and Safaricom Foundation took care of that too by purchasing 200 mattresses.

The Impact

During the handover ceremony the pupils had in mind plans to realize their dreams with no interference. ‘I was afraid of the FGM practice and ran away from home because I wanted to finish my studies. I have met fellow pupils with different problems back home and we keep on encouraging each other as Naramam family. The dormitory will be our new home till we finish our studies’.




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