health program

  • Kenya’s high teenage pregnancy rate has resulted in thousands of girls abandoning their education early. 23% of girls aged between 15–19 years get pregnant with their first child while 50% begin child bearing by age of 20 years, according to Kenya Centre for Study of adolescence. Teenage pregnancy has many risks and consequences. The risks […]

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  • Good health is vital to socio-economic development in a country, given that it enables people to participate in economic, social and political development. It has an important indicator of quality of life and a major contributor to human capital. Improved health leads to improvement in life expectancy and reduces production time wasted, thus resulting in […]

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  • Pregnancy-related school drop-outs have become a matter of public concern throughout Kenya. In most cases these schoolgirls either resort to unsafe and illegal abortions or face school expulsion. Girls who drop out of school due to pregnancy usually do not return to complete their education after childbirth, and find their opportunities for socio-economic advancement are […]

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  • Gender violence is an umbrella term used for any harm that is perpetrated against a person’s will and that has a negative impact on the physical or psychological health, development, and identity of the person. Gender violence can be expressed in many forms including Sexual, physical, emotional & psychological, socio-economic and harmful traditional practices like […]

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  • It is believed that over 90% of malnourished people live in developing countries. In Kenyan slums, it is believed that more than 40% of the children are stunted. This is shocking since Kenya’s urban slums are expanding at rapid rates which increases challenges in food security, health services, water and sanitation. Some slums in Kenya […]

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  • Poverty, poor health and nutrition, and scarce healthcare derail the potential for cognitive development of about 200 million children under age 5 in developing countries. This negatively affects school performance, thus lowering adult incomes, which in turn has negative implications for national development. In Kenya, malnourished children are many especially among poor population in urban […]

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  • We need your help! From the 1st until the 14th of September we are campaigning to raise 5000 dollar on the website  globalgiving.org to support our Malnourished Children program! The Program In the Kiandutu slums of Thika Kenya, parents struggle to earn enough to feed their children and malnutrition is prevalent. Many children are orphaned and cared for by relatives. […]

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  • The goal of Teenage Mothers Program (TMP) is a society where teenage mothers feel safe, respected and well equipped to fulfill their mother role. The program is mainly operational in Kiandutu Slum of Thika targeting teenage mothers between age 13 and 18 years. However there are exceptions of some up to 21years old. Peer pressure, […]

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  • It is believed that over 90% of malnourished people live in developing countries. In Kenyan slums, it is believed that more than 40% of the children are stunted. This is shocking since Kenya’s urban slums are expanding at rapid rates which increases challenges in food security, health services, water and sanitation. Some slums in Kenya […]

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  • In Kenya, 23% of girls aged between 15–19 years get pregnant with their first child while 50% begin child bearing by age of 20 years, according to Kenya Centre for Study of adolescence. It is important to note that most of the Kenyan young girls in this age bracket are still pursuing education in secondary […]

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