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KES supports education in Kenya, by providing scholarships to significantly disadvantaged bright, pupils to be boarding students at Bahati Division Academy (BDA) and other Kenyan schools; and by contributing to resources and facilities for BDA which will assist the education of these students.

Friday, 9 December 2016

The financial battle with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FGM was made illegal in Kenya in 2011, but the ritual is still undertaken in parts of the country as it has it's roots in deeply proud tribal cultures.

There's a lot of work in Kenya to educate people to prevent FGM procedures and at KES we're proud to work with the BDA team to educate the students and the next generation. However, the multitude of challenges is often misunderstood in the fight to stop FGM.

Here's a great article demonstrating the added complications of the financial benefits that FGM practitioners are receiving, shining light on the complexity of the campaign to eradicate FGM. Read the News Deeply article here: 'Money is the Motivator as clan leaders continue to push for FGM'

FGM group in Kenya. Image by Anna Dupuis