Asha’s luck came when Samuel Siriria Leadismo, the Director of Pastoralist Child Foundation and his team visited her village, creating awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual reproductive health....
"I’m the first Samburu warrior to start an organization to eradicate female genital mutilation and child marriages.... At first the elders were against everything I was doing. In 2013, they saw an impact when Pastoralist Child Foundation sponsored girls around the communities, and held educational workshops..."
“Girls are telling us that they’re happy they attended our workshops... They are more self-confident as well and are not afraid to discuss “taboo” subjects such as FGM and early marriage." - facilitator Anastacia Leporporit.
Elizabeth Lemoyog, a PCF facilitator, told me that the women in Namayiana Village wanted to tell me something. Elizabeth was smiling and had a sparkle in her eyes... "We have decided to abandon FGM in Namayiana Village.” This was the BEST news we could ever have received!!
Many girls read poems, and acted out traditional plays with powerful FGM/C and early marriage themes. Speaker after speaker asked Pastoralist Child Foundation to continue extending its hand in empowering more girls. We’re so proud of each and every participant and grateful for a successful workshop!
Pastoralist Child Foundation held a very successful educational camp for 60 girls... Girls make the commitment to share what they learn with their peers, relatives, and teachers. The workshops are interactive where facilitators encourage girls to speak openly and honestly about their beliefs and practices...
Sayydah Garrett from Pastoralist Child Foundation reports on her trip to Kenya.
"It was like a homecoming for me as I recognized many of the beautiful people I met 2 years ago."
Pastoralist Child Foundation and the Fly Sister Fly Foundation partnered for an advocacy campaign in Samburu County. They held interactive sessions on early marriages, FGM/C, and challenges girls face in the pastoral nomadic community.
The Pastoralist Child Foundation held its first community educational workshop on February 11th, organized by Samuel Siriria Leadismo, Pastoralist Child Foundation's Founder & Director of Samburu District.
Topics covered were capacity building, FGM, teen pregnancy and child marriages. Two local nurses shared their expertise with the enthusiastic participants.