Case Studies

Preparing for safe return to school in Kenya

Following school closures across the country due to COVID-19 restrictions, children are now returning to school in a safe manner, thanks to support from Plan International Kenya.
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Day of the Girl 2020: Kenyan girls call for freedom online

This year’s annual International Day of the Girl celebrations rallied behind the theme ‘Girls Get Equal Freedom Online’ following the recent State of the World’s Girls Report on girls'…
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For content creators online harassment can be torture

Sarah, 23, is an online content creator from Kenya. She shares her experience of online violence and how she wants it to be tackled.
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The other side of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in severe economic and social impacts around the world. Youth are particularly vulnerable to the disruptions the pandemic has caused and many are now at risk…
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Helping girls manage their periods during COVID-19

The Girls' Advocacy Alliance are distributing sanitary protection door-to-door to girls in Kibera settlement, Kenya.
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The boda boda rider putting girls’ safety before money during…

A father of 2 daughters, 33 year old Cosmas is a boda boda rider from an informal slum settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. He is one of many motorcycle taxi riders that received training from Plan…
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Kibera’s water girls protect their community from COVID-19…

Lornah, 21, is fearful of the affects the COVID-19 pandemic will have on her community but she is determined to help as many people as she can.
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“I am afraid that we might all die of hunger”

Terry, 24, a dancer and student, fears for her future as her life is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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…
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“I am grateful for the gift of family, more so during this…

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,…
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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…
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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.
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