In brief

The SOL Foundation assists Amref Health Africa in the implementation of a specific health programme with sport as a vehicle to improve the sexual and reproductive health and life skills of adolescent girls.

Problem to be tackled

Amref Health Africa has been working in Dagoretti and Mukuru for over 15 years to support vulnerable children and young people access their right to health and has identified a particular and growing need amongst adolescent girls aged 10-19, and especially teenage mothers who become isolated from their peers, have limited education opportunities and are vulnerable to sexual exploitation, abuse and very poor reproductive health. In Dagoretti and Mukuru, there is a lack of recreational spaces for sports, especially for girls who are discouraged by views on typical gender roles and discrimination.