School closures cut off girls from teachers ever since the covid-19 pandemic began and students were left idle and often abandoned by busy parents. In Kenya, high risk early pregnancies has long been a societal challenge.
The rise of pregnancy cases has been caused by insufficient funding for reproductive health services and a lack of comprehensive sex education .
Pregnancy and childbirth complications are the leading cause of death among girls aged 15-19 years globally. Among the pregnant teenagers who survive childbirth, nearly 98% drop out of school.
Even now as schools are preparing to reopen, there are so many girls that will not go back to school because they are pregnant. Recently, there was a case of a 15- year- old girl that was desperately looking for a way to get rid of her two months old pregnancy because she was afraid of her harsh father and also afraid of facing criticism from friends and villagers.
Some of the girls managed to procure their lives at great risk because they went to quacks. People with no good intentions often take advantage of children by exploiting them sexually, especially girls. Young men in the village from poor families have joined the labour market and are working in jobs that they are not trained.Follow us in social media: