Teenage Mothers Project M.M.

Mary Mwihaki, 19, is a teenager with a healthy one year 9 months old baby girl. Both mother and child reside at Serene Haven Rescue Centre in Nyeri County Mary is also a Form 4 student at Serene Haven Secondary School, a school that caters for teen mums and their babies. She has a younger brother.

Mary would like to join a nursing college and become a nurse after her secondary schooling. Mary also hopes to be a barber.

Mary and her baby are Team Members in The Msichana Shujaa Project. This is a project Kare Foundation has partnered with Serene Haven Rescue Centre to deliver. Components of the project include teen mums are enabled to go back to school to not only complete their schooling but also pursue their career dreams and placement of the teen mums and their babies with willing relatives. 

The Msichana Shujaa Project offers the full 4 year secondary school education scholarship. It also offers upkeep for the teen mum and her child, psycho-social support like counseling services, medical care, spiritual nourishment and other professional services all geared towards empowering the Team Members. Psycho-social support was in answer to society stigma towards girls giving birth when perceived to be young or in unclear circumstances.

James 1:27

Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the [secular] world

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