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KENYA: This NGO's Doing a Commendable Job

Marakwet Girls’ and Women’s Project, an NGO, is doing a commendable job in the fight against female circumcision.

The organisation has intensified the campaign against the practice, which has for many decades hindered the education of local girls.

The organisation which was started about seven years ago, is working in collaboration with World Vision and the provincial administration.

It is particularly encouraging that the officials have launched serious programmes in especially Kapyego, Embobut, Tot, Maron and Chesoi aimed at educating the people on the importance of discarding the outdated practice.

I was particularly moved when, the other day, I attended one of the organisation’s meetings at Chesoi where the officials told the people that “traditions are meant to help people to be closer together in harmony and peace.”

SOURCE: Nationamedia.com

AUTHOR: Kiprop Kibengat

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DATE: 28/05/2008

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