Teenage Pregnancy

Kristine Yakhama
Posted October 31, 2019 from Kenya

Kakamega county is leading in teenage pregnancy.Causes of teenage pregnancy is poverty, peer pressure, disco matanga, social media, boda boda, insecurity, poor parenting skills, housing. I took up an initiative to go a few random selected schools and its sad our teachers are not aware of policies for our children like re entry , sexual offences act.I organized dialogue meeting which I brought on board judiciary, police, local administration, teachers, parents, leaders, ministry of health, FBOs and CSOs we developed action plan  (road map to reduce teenage pregnancy). 

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Anita Shrestha
Oct 31, 2019
Oct 31, 2019

Dear Sister
It is great problem in the all developing country. Therefore, we must do awarness work

Tarke Edith
Oct 31, 2019
Oct 31, 2019

Dear sister
That is great keepup
You will save the lives of teenage girls in you community .

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Nov 01, 2019
Nov 01, 2019

Hello, Kristine,

You did a great move in contacting schools and inform them about teenage pregnancy. Great job, dear! Keep it up!

Jill Langhus
Nov 01, 2019
Nov 01, 2019

Hi Kristine,

Thanks for sharing your impact photo and post! Please keep up your good work. So important to change the stats and future of these girls.

Hope you're doing well, and that you have a great weekend:-)


Dr Jackie
Nov 04, 2019
Nov 04, 2019

Kristine that is so bold of you and I am glad you are doing what you are doing. Family Planning and Sexual reproductive health information is what our young girls need to be empowered to make informed choices.
Keep doing what you are doing.

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Nov 14, 2019
Nov 14, 2019

Keep up your good work.
My organization WGCCEO also educate Adolescents on the effects of Teenage Pregnancy on both Boys and Girls.