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  • At Macheo we not only acknowledge teachers’ efforts but also try to elevate their motivation to teach. Being part of the creating a child friendly environment, teachers receive the necessary support to become problem solvers for the betterment of education. This is how an act as simple as befriending, encouraging and assigning responsibility to a […]

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  • Teenage motherhood can be a significant barrier for communities seeking to raise education levels and break the cycle of vulnerability. When girls drop out of school due to teenage pregnancies or to get married, there is a knock-on effect for the community as a whole, and for future generations. Girls who marry young, inevitably have […]

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  • Every child has the right to a healthy start in life, which encompasses the right to survival, health and nutrition. The early years of a child’s life provide the foundation for future heath, development and well-being. However, many children in the rural and urban slums are unable to reach their full potential. This is a […]

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  • Many adolescent girls know little or nothing about family planning, let alone where to get it. Their low status within their families, communities and societies mean they lack the power to make their own decisions about whether or when to have a baby. Macheo Children’s centre is dedicated to improving the lives of women and […]

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  • Family planning is a fundamental right. A major barrier to family planning is that many vulnerable women and girls are unable to exercise their rights and make decisions over their own healthcare, including family planning. More surprisingly perhaps, it’s also vital to improving children’s chances of survival but for many women and adolescent girls, family […]

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  • At Macheo, we believe that there is need to equip our children with the kind of skills that will enable them to meet life challenges. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, students need new life skills such as the ability to deal with stress and frustration. We empower children Like […]

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  • Jackline Mbaliru is 37 years old and is a single mother. She has 2 children with whom she stays with at Ruiru area opposite the ruiru Prison. She has rented a single room where she stays with her children. During a field visit, Jackline was identified by one of our area social workers, who latter […]

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  • In many cultures in Kenya, menstruation is not talked about. It can be seen as dirty or impure and the silence around it can lead to a lack of knowledge, which can generate damaging misconceptions. Many girls think that they are dying or have a horrible disease the first time they menstruate, as the pain […]

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  • Adolescent girls should be at the heart of a life course approach—a young adolescent girl is still a child, but often she will soon become a mother. Adolescent pregnancy is associated with higher risk of maternal mortality and morbidity, stillbirths, neonatal deaths, preterm births, and low birth weight. At Macheo we believe that the health […]

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  • As the food crisis in Kenya continues to worsen, Macheo will continue to provide school meals which are not just a powerful incentive to come to school, but a vital lifeline for vulnerable children in desperate need of nourishment. Macheo Children’s Centre provides a hot lunch to around 9,000 pupils daily in 21 schools. School […]

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