Gender, Sex & Sexuality: KENYA | Escape: Education

Young girls study inside the mess hall of the Tasaru Safehouse for Girls. The Tasaru Safehouse supports board, lodging and education of young Maasai girls from preteens to late teens who seek refuge from female circumcision and early marriage. A majority of the girls who escape to Tasaru cite {quote}education{quote} as their reason for leaving their families meaning that they do not want to quit their education which would have been their only option after circumcision and marriage. Though the girls are only at the safehouse during their school break, they spend a significant amount of their time there studying believing that education is their only way out of poverty and repressive traditional practices. The Tasaru Ntomomok Safehouse for Girls is funded by VDay and UNFPA.
Education, Narok

Young girls study inside the mess hall of the Tasaru Safehouse for Girls. The Tasaru Safehouse supports board, lodging and education of young Maasai girls from preteens to late teens who seek refuge from female circumcision and early marriage. A majority of the girls who escape to Tasaru cite "education" as their reason for leaving their families meaning that they do not want to quit their education which would have been their only option after circumcision and marriage. Though the girls are only at the safehouse during their school break, they spend a significant amount of their time there studying believing that education is their only way out of poverty and repressive traditional practices. The Tasaru Ntomomok Safehouse for Girls is funded by VDay and UNFPA.