Young women in Kenya return to Tertiary Studies from January
Women for Change were excited and relieved to learn that the Kenyan government re-opened tertiary institutions in January. This has allowed the remaining tertiary students, who graduated high school in 2017 & 2018 to resume their education with our support. While the students from the third cohort can now make firm arrangements to start their tertiary education between April and July.
Sadly, during the 9 months of Covid-19 lockdown in Kenya, 10 girls were married and another 2 are pregnant. For these students their education journey has now ended. Their experience highlights the vulnerability of girls in these communities and further strengthens our resolve to support Maasai girls from Dr Ntaiya’s school to complete their tertiary education and hence to change their futures and the future of their communities.
We are still living in unprecedented times and we know the future remains uncertain, but we are truly excited to have these tertiary students back studying and planning for the future.
Photo: This proud father, Jonathan, is signing a college contract for his daughter, Damaris. After a long delay Demaris will finally be heading off to college later this year to pursue a diploma in Tourism Management at Emurua Dikirr Technical Institute.