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Teenage Mothers Ready For KCSE Exams

Teenage Mothers Ready For KCSE Exams.

The first batch of Baringo students affected by early pregnancy gathered at Lake Bogoria Girls Secondary School in Baringo South for a prayer service.

The girls are among the candidates sitting for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

The over 70 girls from Marigat, Eldama Ravine, Tiaty East, Baringo North, Tiaty West, Baringo Central, and Mogotio Sub-counties are among 700 beneficiaries of a second chance program sponsored by Gladwell Cheruiyot, County Woman Representative, through the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NG-AAF).

Cheruiyot, who is also the Patron of the affirmative action program, which was conceptualized in 2017, said the initiative was in line with her manifesto, which sought to support young and needy girls from across the county who had dropped out due to teenage pregnancies.

The County MP who spoke at the meeting expressed her delight at seeing her first 71 students, who had previously given up on life due to a lack of support in their respective communities, successfully complete their secondary education.

“I am happy because our girls have gotten the chance to pursue their dreams, which were almost shattered and I believe they have potential of advancing up to the highest level of their education careers,” she said.

The County MP stated that the program will not be discontinued anytime soon, as her office will continue to recruit more girls on an annual basis until all needy children are enrolled in school.

Bishop Dr. Joshua Cheptarus, Executive Secretary of the Kenya National Union of Teachers, praised the County MP for the program, noting that it directly benefits many children from communities such as Pokot and Ilchamus, who are victims of retrogressive cultural practices such as female genital mutilation and early forced marriages.


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Dr. Cheptarus, who is also the overseer of the Baringo Full Gospel Churches of Kenya, urged other stakeholders to pitch in to help needy children at the grassroots level.

While delivering her keynote address, Lake Bogoria Girls Secondary School Principal Jean Ngaiwa urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the God-given opportunity by working hard in their respective schools so that they can be dependable people in the future.

Teenage Mothers Ready For KCSE Exams

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