Supporting young mothers through the COVID-19 crisis
21-year old Diana, a young mother and girl advocate with Plan International’s Girls Advocacy Alliance project lives with her family in Kibera. Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Diana’s life has been on hold.
“I am grateful for the gift of family, more so during this time”
Patricia is a youth advocate from Kenya who works with Plan International. Her passion revolves around safety, education, and empowerment of girls, especially those living with disabilities, and empowering parents who have given birth to children with disabilities. While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives, for people with disabilities it has made things particularly challenging.
Fearing for girls’ safety in Kenya’s informal settlements
Nairobi's slums are home to the poorest of Kenyan society. Poor sanitation and overcrowding make social distancing an impossible task, raising fears about the potential spread of COVID-19. With a dusk to dawn curfew, the lives of the settlement residents have been turned upside down.
COVID-19: Voices of Kenyan girls and young women
Hear from girls across Kenya as they come to terms with the COVID-19 outbreak and the effects it is having on their lives.
The young women taking on male-dominated professions in Kenya
Meet Kenya’s next generation of welders and electricians. They’re all young women who are forging a new path, proving that stereotypes shouldn’t stand in the way of anyone’s ambitions.
The Maasai warriors committed to ending FGM
In Kenya, a new generation of Maasai warriors are speaking out against the harmful practice of female genital mutilation.
Former sponsored child provides skills training for children
Michael, 27, from Kwale Country, Kenya, is a former sponsored child with Plan International. Now, at the age of 27, he is working alongside Plan International to improve the lives of children in his country.
Young people work together to help end child marriage
Plan International held an inaugural youth conference in Zambia in September 2018 to provide a platform for young people across eastern and southern Africa to come together to discuss how to end child marriage.
Skills training provides a new dawn for Naiserian
Now, thanks to skills training, she has a good job and is spreading financial skills and knowledge throughout her community.