AMREF Kenya launched the “Entito Ee Maa” Project a three-year project on scale up of Alternative Rites of Passage (ARP) for Samburu and Maasai girls in Kenya and Tanzania.
The three year project funded by the Dutch Post Code Lottery through AMREF Netherlands, was launched in Kajiado County on December 10, 2013 in a colorful ceremony that was officially presided over by Kajiado County Governor H E David Nkedienye.
During the event, over 300 girls publicly denounced FGC and graduated in an Alternative Rite of Passage under the theme “Education is the best circumcision”.
So far, the project whose goal is to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rites (SRHR) for nomadic girls and women has seen 2140 girls undergo an alternative rite of passage in place of FGC.
AMREF in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is implementing the project regionally in Kajiado County, Kenya and in Kilindini in Tanzania.