Female circumcision and education in Kacheliba Division, West Pokot District, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of female circumcision on education of girls in Kacheiba division, West Pokot District in Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to find out why the practice of FOM is persistent in West Pokot District, to describe the educations implications of FOM, and to assess the effectiveness of the measures which have been put in place to curb the practice. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires for the girls affected and interviews with the teachers, ministry of education officials, and NGOs. The findings revealed that female circumcision had a negative impact on the education of girls in Kacheliba division, West Pokot District in Kenya. The study recommended that the local women practitioners be trained in various aspects of female health, and go from village to village educating women about the harmful effects of female circumcision, and the importance of proper nutrition during pregnancy, how to protect from sexually transmitted diseases and HIV and proper usages of condoms, among other health topics
A research report submitted to the Institute of Continuing and Distance Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Development of Kampala International University
Female circumcision, Education of girls, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Kacheliba Division, West Pokot District, Kenya