The aim of the Break free Project is to have adolescents exercise their right to live free from Teenage Pregnancy (TP) and Child Marriage (CM), supported by civil society
Break Free Alliance
Achievements in 2023
Established the first ever National Gender Technical Working Group to spear head the implementation of the re-entry policy , mentorship policy and other gender related policies under the MOE, FAWE Kenya is co-chairing the TWG with MOE.
Sensitized Stakeholders on the rights of the women and girls and their responsibility in monitoring and taking part in addressing the issues affecting the participation of the women and girls Education.
Fostered leadership in young women and girls by amplifying the voices of activists in Kenya working to prevent and end violence against women.
The BF project has three pathways of change leading towards the strategic programme objective:
- Adolescent girls at risk of CM/TP access quality and safe education.
- Duty bearers and decision-makers develop, resource and implement laws and policies that respond to adolescents’ needs.
- Adolescents access quality SRHR information, education and services.
FAWE Kenya in the implementation of the Break Free Program is building synergies, strategic partnerships and also work together with the government, various organizations and programs addressing teenage pregnancies and child marriage at the national level. This programs seeks to build on and leverage upon the lessons learnt from the previous and current projects being implemented by FAWE Kenya and work within the existing structures and networks established.
WORLD MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY CELEBRATION AT SAJILONI GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL KAJIADO
World Menstrual Hygiene Day is a global celebration that brings together non-profits, government agencies, individuals, the private sector and the media to end period stigma and promote good menstrual health and hygiene.
FAWE Kenya Break Free! program celebrated this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day at Sajiloni Girls Secondary School in Kajiado on 28th May 2023 hosted by 70 Tuseme club members and 2 patrons in a day of theatre performances, entertainment and learning on menstrual hygiene health and SRHR.
Through skits, spoken word, and dances created by the members themselves, the Tuseme club members displayed enhanced knowledge and comprehension on SRHR, including the implications of early marriage, teen pregnancy, and FGM. The larger school community, which includes both teaching and non-teaching employees, received the main message. The significance of the girls continuing their education and graduating was emphasized by additional teachers present. This demonstrated the students’ dedication to preventing teen pregnancy and guaranteeing 100% retention and transfer, as well as the dedication of the teachers and the entire school community
International Youth Day
FAWE Kenya has committed to partnering with youth to support their collective action on issues that matter to them. Meaningful youth participation is a key cross-cutting component of the Break Free! program, which entails the active involvement of girls, boys, young women, and men from all walks of life. The program also seeks to improve linkages with duty bearers for advocacy as well as their knowledge, understanding, and skills related to ASRHR, child marriage, and teenage pregnancy. Youth are key to identifying new solutions that will secure the breakthroughs that our world urgently needs. Every year on August 12, the International Youth Day offers a platform to honor the qualities of youth and the potential that they hold towards development of a nation and the world. The day also acknowledges the challenges faced by them and eliminates the issues. The theme for 2023 is: ‘Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World.”
FAWE Kenya marked this Day on 11th August 2023 in collaboration with FAWE Kenya Youth and stakeholders at PCEA church garden in Dandora Phase 1.