Kenya: Pregnant Girls Sit KCSE Exams in Hospitals

The ongoing Form Four exams have exposed the depth of the teen pregnancy crisis, with hundreds of candidates sitting their first papers in maternity wards. Many more are expected to give birth before the exams end on April 21. The Education ministry is yet to reveal the number of pregnant teens but checks in individual …

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Fragile Gains – Women Have Made Progress in Education, but Challenges Persist in Business and Around Abuse.

As part of our coverage for International Women’s Month, we seek some insights from Vanessa Moungar, the African Development Bank’s Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society. Moungar tells us how the Bank is supporting women entrepreneurs and outlines the challenges that remain. What does International Women’s Month mean to you? Working for a world …

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World water day ( catch the rain where it falls, when it falls.)

To get water for basic household activities, the trek to the sole borehole in the town square would start by 4:30 for Hope so she could beat the other residents as there was always a queue at the borehole site which was the only source of clean water for the community. The borehole had just …

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ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER IMPROVES EDUCATION

Education is critical for breaking the cycle of poverty and yet over half of the world’s schools lack access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Lack of clean water has serious effects on students’ academic performance and attendance rates. The lack of safe water can cause even the best students to lose momentum as they …

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