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One of the second chance students giving a testimony of how the second initiative programe has helped her .
With my back to school girls through the second chance initiative supported by NGAAF
The girls that have been supported by NGAAF through the second chance initiative program
The girls that have been supported by NGAAF through the second chance initiative program
With my back to school girls through the second chance initiative supported by NGAAF
With my back to school girls through the second chance initiative supported by NGAAF
With my back to school girls through the second chance initiative supported by NGAAF
With my back to school girls through the second chance initiative supported by NGAAF
The girls that have been supported by NGAAF through the second chance initiative program

Second Chance Initiative

"SECOND CHANCE" INITIATIVE PROGRAMME

Busia County is among the counties with the highest number of school dropouts’ especially secondary level. There are many causes of the school drop outs, the two leading being early pregnancies and high poverty levels. Worrying Statistics from the District Health Information System indicate Nambale sub county is leading with 88 cases of reported pregnancies between the ages of 10-14. Bunyala sub county has 77 reported cases while Matayos sub county is third with 63 cases. Teso south has 51 cases of pregnancies amongst children aged between the ages of 10-14 years while Butula sub county has 36 cases. Only Samia and Teso south sub counties have figures before the 10 point mark with each reporting 8 and 9 respectively. These figures are frightening both medically, culturally and socially. A child aged 10-14 years is not yet ready to carry a baby , let alone get into marriage. The complications involved are just too risky to allow the trend to continue. When you see girls aged 10-14 years getting pregnant and are "ready" to go into marriage then something is very very wrong. All relevant stakeholders must join forces to ensure that the trend is quickly reversed. This trend reversal is being supported through my mentorship programmes in schools.
I started to support this initiative way back in 2014 in a limited way. At that time and with my salary I could only take back to school 14 students mostly orphans and 4 of whom are now in college. The introduction of National Government Affirmative Action Fund as limited as it is, has come in handy and the number of school drop outs who are supported has gone up. In 2016 through NGAAF we took back to school 89 girls and in 2017 we have now taken in a bigger number of 241 girls and 2 boys from all over the county. These are an amazing group of girls who clearly got pregnant or who dropped school but had the serious intention of schooling. They overcame the stigma of going back to school and they are doing very well and with amazing results. The initiative is called "Second Chance" because the girls are getting a second chance to go back to school and achieve their dreams. We are getting a lot of requests but with the limited funds we are doing the best we can to take back as many as possibly possible. This programme is not for girls only but boys who could have also dropped out of school for various reasons. I encourage them to come and go back to school.
Our hope is that the National Government will increase the County MPs allocation to cater for such urgent cases since time is of essence. One year lost is a long time and means a lot to a girl or boyl who wants to go back to school.

TERTIARY COLLEGES SUPPORT

For the girls and boys who want to Join Polytechnic or the tertiary colleges instead of going back to school, we do support though a very limited number given the amounts allocated.  We have also so far taken 150 people through Driving School Training. Upon completion they are given their Driving Licenses. We take new applicants after every three months.  We will continue the training for as long as we have applicants and availability of funds. In all programmes all affirmative groups are considered and so far we have trained 23 students who are PLWD and a high number of orphans has been supported.

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Busia is a county in the former Western Province of Kenya. It borders Kakamega County to the east, Bungoma County to the north, Lake Victoria and Siaya County to the south and Busia District, Uganda to the west.

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