You know most of them could be going through various challenges both at home and even in the school and they could just keep it to themselves. They will just stop going to school, but through the club, most of them have become confident and they are able to report such cases because they have that trust in their teacher mentor.
Then there is also discussion on their health rights, some have even made friends who are now helping them in their education. Most of our girls now stay in school because through the class, we give them sanitary pads. Sometimes some of the girls don’t come to school as they feel they maybe have stains on their clothes and that they will be made fun of, so we give them sanitary pads and they become more comfortable in the classroom.
During those periods, you find that most of the girls stay in class instead of being at home and now they even understand the consequences of early sex, because many of their colleagues are now peer mentors who have gone through hardship related to teenage pregnancy. They are able to speak out about their experience so it prevents them from doing the same.
If they are able to stay more in school and learn, eventually they will go far. They are able to go far because they are confident now.’