Registered Community Based Organization in Kenya.
Our mission is to home young women who have suffered trauma; allowing them time to heal, raise their babies without judgement and have a chance to reform their lives.
With the help of Fikia Dada, these girls are able to complete their education and to learn life and professional skills that will enable them to earn a living to eventually support their young ones.
This will eradicate poverty and reduce the common cycle of having more kids that they cannot support.
Why is there a Teen Pregnancy Crisis in Kenya?
Just to name a few..
Poverty pushes girls into activities that expose them to sexual exploitation and having sex in exchange for money and food.
In such situations, young girls are not in a position to negotiate safer sex or are not educated enough on Sexual Health which then puts them at risk of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and violence such as rape.
Lack of Sexual Education/ Resources
Sexual Education is not part of the curricular system in Kenya and is considered cultural and religiously sensitive.
The main argument has been that providing such information to school going Kenyan youth will be like giving them a license to engage in sexual activity. However, research disapproves this argument.
Teenage Pregnancy and Early Marriages come hand in hand.
In certain cultures it is still being practiced today. Girls as young as 10 years are married off in exchange for livestock.
Girls that are pressed into child marriage often become pregnant while still adolescents, increasing the risk of complications in pregnancy or childbirth.
In Kenya, 4 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM.
Worldwide, the statistics say that number is 200 million.
The risk of FGM depends on certain cultural traditions and beleifs.
Girls from rural areas, living in poor households with less education are at a greater risk.
The Voice of Hope
Our short Documentaries can be watched via IGTV or YouTube.
A short 25 minute Introduction to Fikia Dada. All about us, what we do and how you can be involved.
Part II a
A very informative 30 minute documentary on Early Marriages and FGM in Kenya. Awareness and Education is key.
Part II b
Re-introducing the Fikia Dada family and seeing the progress on how far we have come since our first film, 6 months later.
In the Classroom
Reach A Girl Sessions
As well as The Rescue Centre, We hold sessions in Primary Schools for our young girls. Talking all things Sexual Education, Menstrual Matters and Women Empowerment.
If you would like us to visit your school or you have a safe space in mind where we can educate our girls on these matters, please reach out!
There are so many ways you can be involved.
Just by sharing our posts on Facebook and Instagram you are helping spread awareness. (Make sure to follow us on our socials as we are very active on their with updates.) @fikiadada.rescuecentre
Click on the link below to read more about volunteering with Fikia Dada
Partner with us.
We are seeking partnership with a business/ brand/ influencer.
Our partners wont just help raise money for charity. They will be restoring lives. They are spreading hope and love, and helping us educate more people on the struggles that the girl child faces in countries like Kenya.
We are currently on the hunt for major partners/ sponsors.
If this is you, and you think you can help us in a big way, please reach out - we would love to hear from you!
Fikia Dada Ambassador
Men of Quality stand for Equality.
Ameer plays American Football for the Minnesota Vikings and is a Creative Entrepreneur.
He has helped us spread awareness on FGM through his social media platform, raised a great amount of funds to support our girls education for the next 12 months AND he has now got his entire football team involved in the conversation.
The Fikia Dada family are so grateful to share this space with Ameer. We can't wait to see what more we can CREATE together.