Schools put up special facilities for teen mums

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i (centre), Health PS Susan Mochache (right) and professionals from Gusii region after they helped raise Sh6 million to construct classrooms at Egetonto Primary School in South Mugirango on Sunday.  Photo| Ruth Mbula

What you need to know:

  • Schools put in place special measures to help thousands of girls who got pregnant during the long break and teen mothers return to their studies.
  • Already, hundreds of teenage mothers and expectant girls have reported back to school following an order by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.
  • In some institutions of learning, there are policies for antenatal care for expectant learners.

Some schools have put in place special measures to help thousands of girls who got pregnant during the long break and teen mothers return to their studies.
From organising special meals, to redesigning bathrooms and offering medical care and psychosocial support, schools want the girls to enjoy their time in class.
Already, hundreds of teenage mothers and expectant girls have reported back to school following an order by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.
In Homa Bay County, a psychosocial support centre has been set up in Ndhiwa town to counsel students with learning challenges, including pregnant girls and teenage mothers.

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