By Ndungu Gachane
A women lobby group dubbed Center for Women Empowerment in Technology (CWE-TECH) in partnership with Ahadi Kenya Trust has camped at Homabay County to sensitize teenagers on sex education.
The lobby group led by Dr. Judy Makira and Eunice Owino joined Ms Meryl Okeyo to create awareness to teenagers taking them through early pregnancy topics and how to stay safe during the long break which has been precipitated by Covid-19 pandemic.
Ms Okeyo who launched her foundation known as Dreams Evolution Foundation, an initiative for the youth told the girls that there is power in the voice and every single girl should learn to take up her space.
On her part Ms Owino asserted that ending teenage pregnancies requires concerted effort of the teenagers, parents, church, community and the government.
She challenged parents to take care of the teenagers’ needs to prevent predators from taking advantage of them.
The Co- founder of CWE-TECH of Dr. Makira urged the girls to say no to teenage pregnancies by focusing on their academics, having healthy friendships, sharing their emotions with their parents and guardians as well as engaging in healthy leisure activities.
“Youth must understand that the nation looks up to them and must make good use of their holiday by studying hard, this will protect them from the predators that may ruin their future,” she said.
Dr Makira urged the adolescent is girls to say no to premature sex and instead focus on their studies for a better future.
She said the group will continue empowering teenagers to realize their potential in the community saying …“Empowering girls is our core business and we shall continue with our programs to reach as many as possible
CWE-TECH thanked Ahadi Kenya Trust for donating sanitary pads, masks, flour and many other items for the girls of Homabay, noting that collaborations and partnerships make our country better.
Last month CWE-TECH was in Kahithe, Muranga County where they talked to girls and donated sanitary pads and other goodies to them