Our website uses cookies to improve and personalise your experience and to display advertisements(if any). Our website may also include third-party cookies like Google Adsense, Google Analytics, and Youtube. By using the website, you consent to the use of cookies. We have updated our Privacy Policy. Please click on the button to check our Privacy Policy.

Faced with an information “no-go zone” at home, youth turn to a “safe space” for information, help

Faced with an information “no-go zone” at home, youth turn to a “safe space” for information, help

IN Nairobi's sprawling Githurai estate, a shipping container-built complex is attracting local residents - both young and old. Initially built to help combat a drug problem, the complex became popular when it switched to offering a new product: reproductive health services.  The centre has become a one-stop resource centre for many young people in the neighbourhood, including Joan Mutheu, also known as J Diva or MDQ.  “As one of the many young people in the area, any discussion about sexual and reproductive health with our parents is a no-go zone. There are some things I could not ask my mother…
Read More