More than 600 teen mothers return to school in Baringo

By KNA 

Over 672 teen mothers have resumed learning in Baringo after benefiting from a programme that will see them continue with their education.

The programme under the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) has supported the girls by paying for their school fees and also enrolling them to schools nearest to their homes so that they can take care of their young babies.

According to Baringo County Women Representative Gladwell Cheruiyot who is NGAAF patron, the idea came about after she received numerous concerns that some girls from the region had dropped out of school after the Covid-19 break.

Cheruiyot who spoke at Kenya School of government, Baringo Campus on Monday during International Women day stated that if the girls are not supported to get out of the pregnancy challenge they can be a burden to their parents.

“We are going to stagnate as a society if we don’t get the girls out of this challenges they are facing,” she said.

The women rep added that the girls will become mothers at a very tender age and they are unable to take care of the children they have sired which could also affect their parents.