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Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project and Life Skills

Total numbers reached (Direct & indirect)- 930,000

Fifteen percent of adolescent women in Kenya, aged fifteen to nineteen, have given birth, one percent have experienced a miscarriage, and three percent are expecting their first child. Adolescent pregnancies vary by county, with Samburu reporting 50% of cases and Nyeri and Nyandarua reporting 5%. In Kenya, teenage pregnancy rates decrease as household wealth rises (from 21% in the lowest wealth quintile to 7% in the highest wealth quintile) and education levels rise (from 38% of women without any formal education to 5% of women with more than a secondary school) (KDHS 2022).

Reproductive health and rights education. KWCWC has impacted over the lives of thousands beneficiaries within schools and in the community setup through sensitizations and mentorship. Counselling sessions have also been provided to students, and referral to support services have been done over the years. The impact of the project is increased awareness and access to reproductive health and rights information for adolescents which has positively influenced behaviour change, reduced teenage pregnancies, and empowered decision making.

Future program intervention will also incorporate economic empowerment for teenage mothers as they face many challenges, including limited access to education, employment, and financial resources. Integrating economic empowerment initiatives into our program will improve their lives in income generation, entrepreneurship skills, and career pathways.