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Some of the beneficiaries of Napenda kuishi Rehab Trust posing for a photo with  The Executive Director, Fr. Maurizio Binaghi .Picture :
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Napenda Kuishi Rehab Trust brings hope in Nairobi

Kariobangi, Korogocho slum, Dandora and Huruma Estates in Nairobi’s Eastland areas have over the years been considered a host to majority of street children, teenage gangsters and a majority of child abuse and neglect...

Mariam Mwakombo ( in yellow) with her mother-in-law Chizi Ndune at their home at Mreroni area in Jomvu, Mombasa County. Mwakombo gave birth to a baby girl with a rare condition. Picture: Atieno Akumu 0

Baby born without eyes buried in grandmother’s hut

Heavy breathing and a struggling choke is what welcomes us to 22-year-old Mariam Mwakombo’s house at Mreroni Village, Jomvu Constituency. A close look reveals a small bundle wrapped in lesso struggling to breathe from...

A girl at Karanda Primary School finds out what rights she has as a child Photo Joyce Chimbi.jpg 0

There is a remedy to the significant gender gap in education sector

Numbers Speak

Research shows that each year of secondary education may reduce the likelihood of marrying before the age of 18 by at least five percent.

Child brides are much more likely to drop out of school and complete fewer years of education than their peers who marry early.  

World Bank statistics show that a child marriage is likely the cause of three to four girls having children before age 18, greatly reducing the likelihood of girls completing secondary school.

Child marriages further reduce future earnings of child brides by nine percent.

Educated girls are more likely than uneducated to use contraception and have fewer children, and a child whose mother can read is 50 percent more likely to live past age five.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), if every girl completed secondary education, sub-Saharan Africa would see 60 percent fewer pregnancies in girls under age 17.

United Nation’s education agency states that one in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their monthly period. As a result, these girls lose approximately 20 percent of their education and are more likely to eventually drop out of school.

Some of the drugs sold in Kenya are fake . This leads to death of many unsuspecting patients. Picture :David Mbewa 0

Red flag raised over rise in fake drug deaths

Over 100,000 people die daily as a result of consuming counterfeit medicine. According to the Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM) “fake drugs kill more people than terrorism”. Speaking recently during the operational...