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Empower Young Teenage Mothers In The Society Through Various Outreach Programmes

Zuhura Impact empowers young teenage mothers in the society through various outreach programmes.

The organization targets the vulnerable in society in different capacities in order to assist them in creating sustainable enterprise and also assist them in finding innovative ways of doing things.

The projects will utilize locally sourced raw materials for most of the products. Participants are trained on transferrable business skills.

Adolescent pregnancy is a burden that has been with us and that is continually worsening. According to a recent report by UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), 378,397 teenage pregnancies were recorded in Kenya between July 2016 and June 2017, and 28, 932 of these pregnancies occurred among girls aged 10-14. The most recent Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS, 2014) shows that 1 in every 5 teenage girls between the ages of 15-19 years have either had a live birth or are pregnant with their first child. The latest information by the Global Childhood as of 2019 is that Kenya has the third-highest teenage pregnancy rates in Africa with 82 births per 1,000 births.

In Busia County alarm has been raised over the increased incidence of teenage pregnancies. According to Esther Wasige, the director of the Children’s Department, Busia County, Butula Sub-County reported 517 teenage pregnancies, followed by Matayos Sub-County, with 448 and Teso North 441. Nambale had 364, Teso South 340, Samia Sub-County 252 and Bunyala Sub-County 188 cases. These statistics are part of a report published by the Children’s Department last year.

At Zuhura impact we aim to empower both teenage girls and mothers through imparting knowledge of various transferable and marketable skills. We do this through trainings. We have successfully carried out two training. That is a soap making and baking program where 34 young people were trained.

We plan to work with 20,000 women, an expansion in a span of five years in 20 counties. Our pilot programme will begin with 150 women in three sub-counties in Busia County. The project will focus on training and imparting practical skills on entrepreneurship. The training will last three months. We will be scaling up by recruiting 50 more women every three months.

We propose to build a training facility center where the young teenage mothers, will be able to access the skills and knowledge required to empower themselves.

We are working closely with the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Busia Chapter. The two organisations signed an MoU to formalise this partnership and explore other areas of collaboration.

Adili Impact Project

Adili is an empowerment programme that encourages teenage mothers, between the ages of 15 and 25, in rural communities in Kenya to create sustainable enterprises through skills development.

First Bootcamp

Young Mothers Training

Days Long Bootcamp

Mothers have started small businesses

Skill learnt:

  • How to make multi-purpose soap, bar soaps and hand-sanitizers
  • Basic entrepreneurial skills

Second Bootcamp

Young Mothers Training

Days Long Bootcamp

Skill learnt:

  • Baking
  • Basic finance and entrepreneurship skills

Get In Touch With Us

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Email: info@zuhura-africa.com

Phone: +254 (0)752 808808

ZUHURA AFRICA
PO Box 25375-00603
NAIROBI
KENYA