Gender, Sex & Sexuality: KENYA | Escape: Takaya, Escaped from FGM

Takaya Rose Nkurumwa, 13, timidly explains her reason for seeking refuge at the Tasaru Safehouse for Girls in front of center founder, Agnes Pareyio. The Tasaru Safehouse receives young Maasai girls from preteens to late teens who seek refuge from female circumcision and early marriage. Takaya ran away from her family who was preparing for her to be circumcised. Her uncle, Pastor William Nkurumwa, lent Takaya and a young boy from his congregation his bicycle. The pair set off at sundown riding nonstop through Maasai land where wild animals roam freely. They arrived safely at the Tasaru Safehouse for Girls the next day. Takaya is one of the newest arrivals at the safehouse and is still shy and reserved but adjusting smoothly to her new environment. The Tasaru Ntomomok Safehouse for Girls is funded by VDay and UNFPA.
Takaya, Escaped from FGM, Narok

Takaya Rose Nkurumwa, 13, timidly explains her reason for seeking refuge at the Tasaru Safehouse for Girls in front of center founder, Agnes Pareyio. The Tasaru Safehouse receives young Maasai girls from preteens to late teens who seek refuge from female circumcision and early marriage. Takaya ran away from her family who was preparing for her to be circumcised. Her uncle, Pastor William Nkurumwa, lent Takaya and a young boy from his congregation his bicycle. The pair set off at sundown riding nonstop through Maasai land where wild animals roam freely. They arrived safely at the Tasaru Safehouse for Girls the next day. Takaya is one of the newest arrivals at the safehouse and is still shy and reserved but adjusting smoothly to her new environment. The Tasaru Ntomomok Safehouse for Girls is funded by VDay and UNFPA.