Wednesday, November 21, 2007

FGM in Kenya

FGM which is female genital mutilation is the main factor in Kenya as why girls do not complete their education.
FGM is a very delicate cultural actions that some communities in Kenya do follow.
Girls who are in the adolescent stage are always forced to undergo the ritual to prepare them for their marriage in early stage.
The process is always done with elder women in society who may claim to be so cultural.
During the process hygiene is not always considered and in turn the women may use the same blade or knife to circumcise the girls, this is always dangerous since it may lead to spread of HIV/AIDS.
After the process girls daily activities are always affected and for instance it is always very painful for the girls to pass urine so in turn the girls usually miss out the classes to heal the wounds.
Due to FGM girls may drop out of school because after the initiation they are always ready to get married and to make the matter worse due to excessively bleeding they may get weak and die.
And finally in future FGM usually leads to parental problems that is girls/ women may be unable to give birth or may die during the process,

These are the factors which do make Kenyan girls remain behind when it comes to their education.
This is a very pathetic problem for the girls since they are told FGM is there to preserve their virginity or be a pleasure for their future husbands.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Rose and Margaret

Hallo friends,
Here in Kenya girl do experience many challenges when it comes to their education.
Most of the small girls have to encounter child labour for them to proceed with their education.
Girls do lack basic things for them to study : example books pens and ruler in turn they may join up some paper for them to make up a book.
Socially they may face embaracement since they may lack sanitay towels which makes them embarassed and unable to mingle with the boys in the class rooms: inturn they may use pieces of old clothes or completly miss the class for about a week.
For the girls who come form Magadi (maasai land) may be forced into (FGM) Female genital mutilation and in turn they may get married as earle as 12 or9.
This condition makes Kenya A place of illitrate girls.

Then some thing needs to be done and we can do it together!!!

Margaret Warukira
Her nick nae is Maggie
Is a seventeen uear old girl who is born in a family of seven kids.
Rose comes from Waithaka in Dagoreti division of Nairobi Distict.
Margret aspires to be an accountant after completing her high school.
She encounters many problems sine she has to walk for a long distance from home to school.
Her mom who is a green grocer has hope in her although the high school education is costly for her and hence it made her drop out of school.
Through these project Margaret has been able to have hope again since she joined school once more again.
But Margaret needs mor suppport to compete her studies.

Rose Adhiambo
Well known as Sweety
Is a fifteen year old girl born from a family of two kids with a single mother who is disable.
Rose elder brother could not complete her education since it was expensive for her mom to afford.
Her mom works as untrained teacher in Kibera slums where she earns less for Rose education.
For primary school education Rose was educated by catholic brothers missionaries even before the free primary education in Kenya,
Rose Passed well and Through her moms struggle she managed to join high school these year but unfortunately she has dropped out of school due to luck of enough funds.
Now she stays with her aunt where she assist her to clean the house and take care of the kids.
Despite all these challenges Rose still has hope to complete her education and she still dreams to be a nurse in future.