There have been increased number of teen pregnancies since 2019 when covid 19 pandermic hit the country. The government and stakeholders have come together to have the girls back in class. some of the girls go back to school after some time leaving behind their children with their parents or guardians but most of them choose motherhood responsibility fully hence dropping out of school due to poverty.
Bungoma county government together with Bungoma rotary magharibi bungoma branch have started a child care center at the Chwele vocational centre that will see young mother get technical training in tailoring amongst other skilled courses with their children well taken care off.
Roi wafula, the Bungoma rotary magharibi president and Grace Wasilwa director at Greco said the facility will bring hope and second chance for young mothers by ensuring their children are taken care of as they attend to their classes.
Dr. Catherine Mamuli, a lecturer at Kibabii University says despite the fact that covid 19 increased the number of teen pregnancies, cultural practices like circumcision in western region has also led to the increasing cases in bungoma county.
The construction of the 7m child care center at the Chwele vocational training center is a major boost for the young mothers whose dreams have been shut down, their babies can now as well get a better environment as they pursue their studies . By Mary Wekesa