Teen Pregnancy Awareness (TPA) is an initiative which started in Kangemi with the aim of reducing or eradicating teen pregnancy, issues surrounding the same and as much the affected teens to give them hope for a better future. A research around the Country showcased a rise of teen pregnancy recently and we decided to counter the same from the most affected areas which are the slums before we get to the all Country.
TPA was started in 2016 and reaches out to more than 1500 girls yearly as it seeks to empower young girls through mentorships, guidance and counseling and to see girls attend school with little or no disturbances brought forth by normal body functions through provision of sanitary towels and mentorship.
We are striving to develop meaningful partnerships to enhance a sustained capacity to collect; purchase and distribute sanitary towels to young needy girls in informal settlements, primary and high schools and children homes, whilst equipping them with life skills that prepare them to participate in life processes with dignity and respect. Our main goal is to bring together all the stakeholders: teens, parents, clergy, educators, employers and policy makers as well as health and social service providers to ensure the community is an environment where teens can make healthy decisions willingly and advocate nationwide and mobilize communities to prevent teen pregnancy, to increase opportunities for youths and empower the young people to make healthy decisions about relationships, sex and life.
- Kajiado county – 958pupils, 4no ( Inaaroklukuny Primary, AIC Namanga, Namanga Junior Primary School, Mountain view Primary and Namanga Primary School ) – Distribution of sanitary towels and 4no. of primary schools visited, sexual and health reproductive system education and mentorship to 145no girls in Grace children Centre and Ilbisil Girls Boarding centre.
- Narok county – 1750 pupils (Ngeya Primary School) – Mentorship and sexual and health reproductive system education to the pupils
- Nairobi county – 657 pupils Both providing sanitary towels and mentorship programs
To empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their education their own health care, including sexual wellness, development, and emotional health.
By 2030, the teen birth rate in Kenya will decrease by 50%.