Group launches group to support pregnant teen girls in Mukuru
A community based organization group in Mukuru Kwa Njenga slums has launched a program to provide psycho- social support to teen girls who are victims of teen pregnancies and gender based violence in the slum area.
The program dubbed Oasis of hope is geared towards providing sanitary towels and stationery to the girls under the program.
According to Eric Ambuche the founder of the program the members of the group who are residents of Mukuru kwa Njenga had only mobilized resources to cater for 50 girls only for more than 200 girls to show up up for the launch.
“We are targeting 500 girls within Mukuru Kwa Njenga… cases of SGBV have gone up as far as households are concerned, this pandemic resulted to massive job losses, so people are at loggerheads within the families ,” said Ambuche.
The community members say that during this pandemic a lot of girls are vulnerable and are looking forward to talking to them and providing the necessary support they can afford.
“We know that cases of SGBV are being handled in the Kangaroo courts making the survivors not get justice, so this organization will also help the SGBV survivors get justice,” said another community member.