Our media activity took place amid the election period, there were so many activities politically and children were home for a break. We engaged a local radio station and ran jingles for a couple of days in vernacular. This was to give emphasis that as the election period is happening, they should not be carried away and forget the safety of the girls.
My project was geared towards creating awareness on the issues affecting children, and the harmful practices of FGM, since it was the day of the African child, our discussion was on the safety of children even as we head towards the election period here in Kenya.
Marakwet Girls Foundation utilized the media with the engagement of the senior administrative officers from the office of the county commissioner and the directorate of gender and social services in Elgeyo/Marakwet County to do sensitization in the three major media stations and amplified in our social media platforms on the legal, social-economic and other adverse effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and subsequently early marriage.
Ruth Kilimo Anti-FGM activist, shares her success of the media campaign in Elgeyo Marakwet, inspiring more men to help in the end FGM campaign.