Kenyan Schools of Hope is offering safety, hope, and education to girls escaping female genital mutilation and forced early marriage. Now 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. Schools are closed and staying at home is mandated for the country. At the orders of their Maasai Chief and to ensure their safety, eight girls remain on campus. Also remaining with the girls are the Head Teacher, the Social Worker/House Matron, the Cook, and the Guards. When the government deems it appropriate, the other girls may return.
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 open again to both former and new girls, who can then be full of hope today for a better future tomorrow.