In January 2021, together with our longstanding partner the Girl Child Network (GCN) Kenya, we introduced a Care Package to our core education project. The focus of the Package was to ensure that girls who were in primary school pre-pandemic and had babies during the period of school closures, had the opportunity to return to school when they reopened in January 2021. Caregivers were appointed in 49 target schools to look after babies while young mothers attended classes. The young mothers received supplementary feeding for 3 months, with fortified food supplies for their babies for 6 months. Local health care facilities carried out regular health checks on both mothers and babies.
Due to the continued support of all our donors, and the tireless work of our partners GCN, 243 young mothers and their babies, and 5 pregnant girls, were re-enrolled in primary school and given the equal opportunity to enjoy their right to education between January-June 2021.