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Introduction

The girls home was established in 1995 by womankind Kenya , a non-governmental organization in partnership with the Monica and Carl-Axel Ekman foundation and it is a home for orphaned and destitute girls from the Northern region, some are also being protected from harmful cultural practices eg female genital mutilation, child labour, and early marriage/force marriage. The home provides quality education up to tertiary level, health services, standard meals, accommodation, and clothing as well as reading and learning materials.

The home has a capacity of one hundred and fifty girls to be accommodated at one given time. So far 15 girls have completed their University education and secured employment in various sectors in the country, 10 are currently in universities and colleges; 79 in secondary schools, while one hundred and fifty are in the facility pursuing primary education. The home provides a very conducive and healthy environment for learning and other co-curriculum activities to enable smooth stay and learning for the young residents.

Release of the girls

The year started of very well with high expectation for both the new students joining the primary and those joining secondary school for the first time. January and February 2019 went on well with high spirit and unfortunately on March 12th 2020 Kenya announced the first patient of corona virus (COVID-19) and this changed the mode of the nation. The announcement of the first corona virus case was followed by a presidential directives issued on15th March 2020 suspending learning in all education institution due to the outbreak of coronavirus and the fear that the crowded learning facilities will become a breading area for the diseases.

The presidential directive was immediately followed by a similar directive from the Ministry of Gender and social services that hosts children department that all children homes / centers be closed to cap the spread of the disease and place all children in the hands of guardians / caregivers until further notice.

Following the above directives the management of our girls homes immediately implemented the government direction just like all the other children homes and placed each and every girl in the hand of a caregiver and facilitated their transport to relevant destination in the country, we also agreed that we shall be making follow up and continue supporting until the end of the crisis.

We have done a follow up on their stay at home through their guardians / caregivers and none of them have been affected and all are safe.

Photo taken while releasing for COVID 19 break.
Photo taken while releasing for COVID 19 break.
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