With funding from Wallace Global Fund we held a 2-day Youth Empowerment Workshop in January, 2018 at SIDEP in Wamba, East Samburu Sub-county.
Many girls in this area are denied education which, in the long run, denies them opportunities to make economic strides that will save them and their families from harmful cultural practices like female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced early marriage.
It is therefore important to change the narrative of the Samburu youth by involving young people, our future leaders, in empowerment workshops to discuss solutions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. Youth are the key drivers of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Therefore, young people in Samburu County have before them the opportunity to make choices and decisions that will shape the future of their communities.