INEE Community of Practice conversation: "Teenage pregnancies and early marriage in Kenya: Girls’ perspectives on the effect on education"
Two issues severely affecting girls’ education in Kenya are teenage pregnancies and early marriage. The teenage pregnancy and motherhood rate in Kenya stands at 18%. This implies that about 1 in every 5 teenage girls between the ages of 15-19 years have either had a live birth or are pregnant with their first child. The rate increases rapidly with age from 3% among girls aged 15, to 40% among girls aged 19.
Through this INEE Community of Practice conversation organized by the #kenya channel, we will hear directly from NoonKopir Girls Secondary School students on how their and other students’ education has been impacted by teenage pregnancies and early marriage and get insights on their knowledge of sexual health. An open discussion/Q&A between the students and participants will also be facilitated. Join us for an informal conversation with students to learn more about the Kenyan context!