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FEMININJA IS THE WORD!

My name is Kelly Kamau, a Big Sister in Kiambu. I am passionate about empowering adolescent girls and young women to make informed decisions, and women in leadership and a volunteer under the Safire program that seeks to address Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and reproductive health Services. 

The program has impacted adolescent girls, young women, and the community on the importance of understanding sexual reproductive health and Comprehensive Sexuality Education. It has been an exciting journey contributing to the community by ensuring that I am able to be a part of change and solutions in reducing the stigma associated with young girls and boys accessing reproductive health services. 

My community has slowly progressed with the level of information and changed attitudes towards sessions and seeking reproductive health services. This has greatly come from debunking the myths and misconceptions about sexual reproductive health and rights. 

“I am proud of my role as a Big Sister as it has contributed to the reduction in the number of teenage and unplanned pregnancies, early deaths due to unsafe abortion, Sexually Transmitted Infections and diseases(STIs/STDs), and menstrual health management stigma by providing dignity kits to girls. 

Through community sessions and forums hosted by Big Sisters, adolescent girls and young women have the opportunity to explore their potential and achieve their future goals by making informed decisions about their school, careers, and sexual reproductive health. 

Working in a program for girls by girls has been a learning opportunity to understand the ever-changing gender needs and dynamics in disseminating comprehensive sexuality education and the demand creation of reproductive health services. I am glad to be a FEMININJA!

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