Carried out in Homa Bay County, Kenya, this study provides a baseline assessment involving the following data collection components: a household survey with out-of-school teenage girls (regardless of whether they had ever been pregnant or not), teenage mothers, and their household heads; and a school survey with secondary school principals and students. The objectives of the study were to: 1) foster an understanding of the current situation and context in regard to out-of-school teenage mothers and their potential support systems for school re-entry at the household and school levels; 2) clarify possible solutions for promoting school re-entry on the part of out-of-school girls, their families, and the education sector; and 3) provide a benchmark against which changes resulting from an intervention to promote school re-entry may be measured by the endline period. This report summarizes the results of the baseline study, which was conducted from August to October 2014 and identifies key messages emerging from the study. The findings will be used to inform the development of interventions to promote school re-entry among out-of-school teenage mothers in Homa Bay County.
Undie, Chi-Chi, Harriet Birungi, George Odwe, and Francis Obare. 2015. "Expanding access to secondary school education for teenage mothers in Kenya: A baseline study report," STEP UP Research Report. Nairobi: Population Council.
Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP); Expanding Access to Secondary School Education for Teenage Mothers in Kenya
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