Providing a year-long education program on sexual and reproductive health to 375 adolescent girls in western Kenya with the goal of reducing teen pregnancy rates and school dropout rates. Over the last year of the pilot project, there have been 0 pregnancies and 0 dropouts from the 375 participants. The teenage pregnancy and motherhood rate in Kenya stands at 18%. This implies that 1 in every 5 teenage girls between ages 15 to 19 years, have had a live birth or are pregnant with their first child. Average school dropout rates for girls in Kenya is 6.5%.
The Pangea Network
9 months ago
Reducing teen pregnancy and school dropout rates in rural Kenya
1 person donated
About The Pangea Network
The Pangea Network is an international non-profit dedicated to empowering motivated individuals in Kenya and the United States with the knowledge, skills, and an ongoing network of support in order to achieve their dreams and make positive, life-changing contributions in the communities where they live. Who do we serve? Women and Youth in Kenya and the United States Why we serve them? Women and girls across the globe face social, economic, and educational barriers that prevent them from realizing equality, opportunity, and their full potential. Education put into the hands of women and youth, especially girls, has a compounding effect like no other to lift entire communities up. What change we are trying to create in the world? A world where the generational cycle of poverty is broken and all have access to education, tools, and resources to realize their full potential and bring their unique purpose to their communities and beyond. What strategies do we use to achieve the change we are aiming for? - Provide access to formal education for youth in Kenya - Provide life and business skills training, workshops, and financial resources to women in Kenya - Provide adolescent girls in Kenya with life skills and sexual and reproductive health education - Provide critical life-skills, financial literacy, and social entrepreneurship skills to teen girls in Texas
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