20 girls have dropped out of Songoliet Secondary school due pregnancies. According to Sypro Kizito, the school’s principal, the girls are impregnated mostly by boda boda operators.
She called for more support for the school in funding boarding facilities because the teachers cannot handle the situation since the school is a mixed day school. She also asked the community to donate land to school for expansion as it currently has only two acres forcing the teachers to operate from Eldoret.
The old students of the school donated sanitary towels to the girls of both Songoliet primary and Secondary. They also gave a motivational talk to the students. One of the old boys said they had donated sanitary towels because some of the girls miss school when on periods.
Area chief Henry Tarus promised to take stern action on those impregnating the girls and also sensitize the community on need to donate more land to the school.