• 1473-2313

Started in 2012 as an Early Care and Childhood Development program targeting teenage mothers (aged between 12 and 19 years)was informed from working in Mathare for more than 14 years. Many children under 5 years are often left to their own devices; no one takes care of them. Their fathers, who in most cases do exist, shun away from their parental responsibility, and the mothers, in most cases teenagers, are overwrought by their work to sustain a living for their small family. MCFp intervention envisions the teenage mothers acquiring different skills, mainly; hairdressing and tailoring. On hairdressing, MCFp has been able to partner with Mathare Youth Polytechnic where more than 40 teenage mothers with their under-five year old train for 6 months every year for the next 4 years while 10 girls are trained in tailoring every year. Currently we have 25 teenage mothers in the programme.