Ruth Jepchumba Kilimo, an advocate for gender equality among the Marakwet community working to eradicate the vice who is also the founder of Marakwet Girls Foundation (MGF) believes that the celebrations are timely and will energize the fight against FGM whose cutting season is around the corner.
A Noble Course – Elgeiyo Marakwet County to host the International day of the girl child
Marakwet Girls Foundation is set to host the 7th International Day of the Girl celebrations on Saturday 13th Oct 2018 at St. Michaels Primary School in Embobut Ward, Elgeyo Marakwet County.
There will be pre-event activities from 10th to 12th October targetting youth, women and the elderly in the society.
Under the theme WITH HER: A SKILLED GIRLFORCE, this year’s International Day of Girl Child marks the beggining of a year-long effort to bring together partners and stakeholders to advocate for, and draw attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability.
The specific objectives of these celebrations will be to sensitize the community on the rights of the girl child, train community monitors on the issues affecting the participation of the girl child in development and build confidence of the champions in the campigns against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Culmination of these celebrations which will be graced by CS Gender & Youth affairs Prof. Margaret Kobia, Senate Majority leader Sen. Kipchumba Murkomen, host Governor H.E Alex Tolgos, EMCA Speaker Hon. Philemon Sabulei, Anti-FGM Board CEO Bernadette Loloju and a host of other political & religious leaders, will witness the launch of I WILL END FGM Campaign and Youth Anti-FGM Network in Elgeyo Marakwet County that will amplify the political voice in the campign against FGM.
Marakwet Girls Foundation is a community based organisation championing for the rights of young girls and geared towards ending harmful cultural practices such as child marriage, based violence and Female Genital Mutilation