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About the project

The Challenge

Out of the 130 Million youth who are out of school in the world, 70 per cent are girls, almost half of which are sexual assault cases that occur worldwide against girls aged below15.

In the developing countries, about 82 Million girls will become mothers before reaching 18 years, whereas girls under the age of 15 are more likely to die during childbirth than their more mature counterparts.

In Sub Saharan Africa, 75 per cent of HIV infections among people aged 15 to 24 years are young women.

In some Kenyan communities, teenage girls suffer from assault including sexual molestation, early marriages and childbirth leading to early school out.

The Intervention

Safaricom Foundation has engaged in a number of projects aimed at empowering young teenage girls.

In the past three years, Safaricom Foundation has supported girl schools through various initiatives which include construction of classrooms, dormitories and furnishing the same to the tune of Kshs. 7 million.

The Foundation has also partnered with other organisations to reach the needy in the society.

This is seen through a partnership with Huru international where 25, 000 reusable sanitary towels have been distributed to girls through school based seminars.

The Impact

The young girls can concentrate on their studies and build a brighter future. These projects have also seen to it that there are less school drop outs by the girls.

Teenage girls have become empowered and understand their rights.

Pillars

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