Wednesday 18.4.2018: By Jane Mason
Makueni County First lady Nazi Kivutha on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the County First Ladies Association, African cotton Industries Limited and Kenya Red Cross Society.
The tripartite partnership is geared towards implementing menstrual hygiene management program across all the counties.
The main agenda of the MoU is to create awareness on adolescent reproductive health needs and provision of conducive policy and social environment for menstrual management.
Nazi, who is also the chairperson to the First Ladies association, said the MoU will create a platform in which the parties will cooperate in the realization of the respective strategies and plans.
“The program will focus on menstrual hygiene management, adolescent sexual and reproductive health education, nutrition education, mentorship and life skills development and policy influence,” the First Lady said.
According to Nazi, the program will be launched on May 3, 2018 before a coordinated implementation can kick off.
She said the purpose of the MoU was to lay out the framework for collaboration between the parties adding that it will help promote joint actions by the three groups.
The parties will in accordance with the provisions of the MoU, Nazi said will endeavor to work together and maintain a continuous working relationship.
Activities to be undertaken under the MoU will be identified and jointly implemented by the parties.
Also to be undertaken includes advocacy for reproductive health, campaign against FGM and early childhood marriages among other Gender Based Violence (GBV) issues.
The First Ladies Association will help the group with mobilization of resources, mentorship, coordination and administration of the program.