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  • For many girls, what should be a celebration of womanhood becomes a time of shame, embarrassment and stigmatization with dire consequences that affects their education and consequently their future. The onset of puberty marks a sharp decline in school attendance and could even lead to girls dropping out of school completely. One of the reasons […]

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  • As stipulated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), all children have the right to protection from all forms of violence, injury or abuse, neglect, child labor, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse and exploitation. Macheo Children’s Centre is dedicated in promoting children’s rights and ensuring their welfare and physical security […]

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  • Macheo Children’s Centre sees families as central to supporting the growth and development of children and young people. The main focus of these services is on early intervention aiming to promote and protect the health, well-being and rights of all children, young people and their families. For this reason, we offer family support services to […]

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  • Education is one of the fundamental human rights. It is critical for the development of individuals and societies. It helps in paving the way to a successful and productive future. Quality basic education better equips girls and boys with the knowledge and skills necessary to adopt healthy lifestyles that protects themselves and take an active […]

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  • Teenage pregnancy continues to be a reality in Kenya – resulting in many girls dropping out of school each year. The inability of a pregnant girl or young mother to continue school can be one of the most harmful and psychologically distressing aspects of early pregnancy / motherhood. This has an additional long-term, career-crippling impact. […]

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  • The ability for children to see things from others viewpoint is essential for their growth and competence. Without this ability, children remain self-centered and unable to relate to the interests, needs, and rights of others. Children need a shared social experience that provides the opportunity for them to encounter and explore things in a different […]

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  • Today’s children face many challenges that deter them from reaching their full potential. Children face multiple violence, diseases, discrimination and physical/emotional abuse. Beyond reading, writing and arithmetic, a child’s ability to navigate this increasingly complex world requires a broad set of competencies, cognitive, social and practical awareness. At Macheo, we believe that life skills are […]

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  • Despite progress, girls and women continue to be discriminated against in accessing education and within education systems. There are many reasons that prevent girls from going to school. Poverty, pregnancy, school-based violence, child marriage and discriminatory gender norms are some of the major obstacles to girls’ education. School fees, the threat of violence on the […]

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  • Teenage pregnancy has many risks and consequences. The risks cross two generations simultaneously, that of the young mother and that of her child. For the mother, pregnancy at an early age may mean leaving home, dropping out of school, social isolation, poor health and little or no access to prenatal care. For the child, it […]

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  • Every child deserves a quality education which includes a gender equality dimension. Macheo’s mission in the education domain is to increase children’s access to quality education. We are guided by three common principle: children are ready for schools, schools are ready for children, parents and community are ready to play their role. We come up […]

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