'Why we planted trees for the children we lost'

Ms Wanjiru Kihusa, founder of Still a Mum (in white t-shirt), is joined by members of her organisation for a tree planting ceremony at Ngong Forest Sanctuary on Saturday, October 15, 2017. PHOTO| TEK PRODUCTIONS

What you need to know:

  • Based in Nairobi, the group offers one on one and group counselling sessions to help parents process their grief, and to support them in restarting their lives.
  • The group sessions – which are offered over WhatsApp as well –  provide parents with a space to talk about how to obtain support from friends and family, how to approach employment after their loss, and ways in which they can reclaim happiness.
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The experience of losing a child can cause enough grief to last a lifetime.


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