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Film launched to discourage retrogressive cultural practices

S.A.F.E Maa launched a film with the aim of ending retrogressive vices including Female Genital Cutting (FGC), Teenage Pregnancies, and early Marriages in Loita, Narok South Sub County.

While speaking at Loita High School in Narok County during the launch of the new film called “Sarah”, Sara Tenoi, a Project Manager, said the film will help in ending the cut among the young girls in the community of Loita and even in the entire county of Narok.

Tenoi thanked the partners for coming together to fight these retrogressive vices in the community so that the Maasai girls can also get their rights in society.

The Assistant County Commissioner of Loita Division, Boniface Mwenda, said that FGC and early marriages are still dragging the Loita community behind, adding that the filming methodology will act as an entry point to fight against the vices.

The ACC added that the film will be introduced in schools so that it will help to educate the young learners and the community within Loita on the negative effects of the retrogressive vices to be able to end FGC.

“Loita is known for its FGC practices, and by using such filming methodologies to fight against these retrogressive vices, we hope to introduce them in schools within Loita to educate young learners, and through this, the percentages will soon come down,” Mweda added.

Further, the ACC urged the council of elders in Loita and National Government Administration Officers to use film methodology as an entry point to fight against the cut in the community, hoping that the cut will reduce in percentages in the near future.

Alice Cooden, who works for S.A.F.E Kenya, said the filming aims to facilitate the ending of the FGC in Loita and in the entirety of Narok County.

Cooden said S.A.F.E Kenya helps the community educate young girls to help them complete their education so as to avoid early marriages.

The National Government Affirmative Action Fund, Narok County Coordinator, Joyce Musere, thanked the Loita community for accepting the filming methodology in order to fight against FGC among the young girls.

“Let’s give our young girls time to grow, receive education, and also enjoy their rights in society,” Musere added.

By John Kaleke

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