My Story: I share the teenage mothers’ pain for I too was once one

Mary Ojwang, a peer educator talks to young girls at Bukhuyi Primary School in Marachi East ward in Busia County on October 31,2020. PHOTO| POOL

What you need to know:

  • When I missed my period my mum was alerted
  • I had brought shame to my staunch Christians parents, and they were ridiculed because of me

“The 31st day of October 2020 will forever be etched on my memory. It was surreal. Over 800 primary and secondary school girls showed up in Busia, Bukhuyi Primary School in Butula sub-county for our talk on teenage pregnancy. It was not a moment of glory but impact. I had made it my mission to reach as many girls as possible in Kenya following news of high teenage pregnancies.

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