Kenyan Schools of Hope is offering safety, hope, and education to girls escaping female genital mutilation and forced early marriage. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with the directive of the Prinicipal Secretary Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, most of the girls have left to live with their guardians. Now, a new report about them is full of hope!
Our Social Worker has been visiting girls that live close to the area of our center. Other visits to distant and remote areas have also reassured us that our girls are safe. Efforts are being made alongside the area Chiefs to bring them home to the Center, as Kenya has been slowly opening up restrictions imposed as a result of the Coronavirus. While the Education Ministry has stated the schools will open in January, we remain hopeful the rescued girls may return to the Center sooner. Many of the girls are asking to go back to join the eight girls who were allowed to remain on campus last March.
Our commitment has not changed. Kenyan Schools of Hope will continue to be a place where rescued girls are welcome and have a place to feel safe, be loved, and the opportunity to reach their potential. We look forward to the day when the rescue center and school may be fully open to both former and new girls, who can then be full of hope today for a better future tomorrow.