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Hash economy causing teenage pregnancy, a study shows

By Benard Mulwa

Over 2000 teenage girls got pregnant in 2023, a study by forum for Africa Women Educationalist (FAWE) has revealed.
The study which was released today by the non for government organisation which is championing against teenage pregnancy has indicated that hash economy is the leading cause for teenage pregnancy in the informal settlements.

According to the Chairman for the NGO Mr. Justus Makhulo, he said the NGO which is sponsored by Mastercard foundation is closely working with other relevant children departments, the Ministry of education and Ministry Ministry of Health in a program to ensure the teenagers who gets pregnant go back to school.
The NGO yesterday brought together all the stake holders to deliberat on mitigations to reduce teenage pregnancy. The Chairman said that most of these cases occurs in the informal settlements like Mathare, Kibera, and Kariobangi adding that there is a need fot sensitisation in these communities especially especially to parents who appears to have neglected in their duties in bringing up their children.
The program dabbed “Linda Msichana” also brought men in this program as a mitigation to bring down the numbers of teenage pregnancy.

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