Partnerships with well respected non-profits, NGO’s and health education groups bolster TKP’s health education and enrichment programs. Amos Leperes, TKP’s Student Health Officer, is our lead teacher of all things health! He regularly holds community health education sessions with students, teachers and parents on hand washing, safe food handling, building latrines at home, malaria, rheumatic heart disease and more. (Our TKPx travelers often join the fun and teach lessons on hand washing and hygiene as well!)
Several times a year we bring in additional specialists with expertise in antiviolence discipline policies, HIV/AIDS teaching, and female genital mutilation (FGM) education and prevention. This type of teaching is unique to the school setting in rural Kenya and lays the foundation for community dialogue and opportunities to work together.
Partner Spotlight: ZanaAfrica
TKP’s health team works with ZanaAfrica to provide sanitary pads and reproductive health education to our students and parents. Girls who have the supplies and support they need to manage their periods are more likely to stay in school and finish their education. On the contrary, missed school days every month leads to girls falling behind academically, dropping out, and the potential for early marriage and the end of their education. We are proud to partner with ZanaAfrica to provide dignity to all girls, and support them in meeting their educational goals.