Poet and Mental Health Ambassador Sitawa Wafula launched a campaign dubbed 100 girls in 100 days to take 100 girls from North Eastern through secondary school by raising funds in 100 days.
Sitawa said, “We would like to take them to schools within their locality given that due to cultural constraints, and girls are not allowed to go out of parents view. Two weeks ago, we visited a day school whose Form 1 intake was 130 while the near by boarding school had only 7 girls.
“We also visited a local youth centre, G-Youth, where the administrator told us of a teaching practice incident where a father hired a car to follow the organisations bus to get his daughter and return her home.”
Another inspiring story was of a “principal's office we visited which was a bench under a tree and her car which she uses as the school library, chalks and blackboard eraser store among other things.”
The campaign target is Ksh 10M given the average total fee most schools is Ksh 25,000 inclusive of sanitary towels and other necessities bringing the total to Ksh 100,000 per girl for the four years which we would like to raise in 100 days starting from March 1.