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Weʼre raising £1,500 to go to Kenya to educate women about female genital mutilation which will contribute towards ending this barbaric practice

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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I am now in the final year of my student midwife training and I have been given a fantastic opportunity to volunteer in Kenya.
Whilst there I will be providing health education to women about female genital mutilation (FGM), this practice is internationally recognised as a human rights violation and has no medical benefits. Sadly, over 130 million girls and women worldwide have undergone FGM, it is now illegal in Kenya as it is in the UK, however this has caused tension surrounding this cultural practice and it still continues.
Caring for vulnerable women is an area that I have become passionate about during my midwifery training, women who are at risk of or have already been subjected to FGM are at the height of vulnerability. This volunteering opportunity will allow me to educate and care for women in a country where resources are limited and they aren't fortunate enough to have the NHS like we have. It will also provide me with knowledge and experience that I can use as a midwife in the UK when caring for women who are vulnerable to FGM.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to visit Kenya and make a positive difference to women and their families in whatever way I can. If you can I am asking you to please donate to contribute towards me fulfilling this opportunity.
Funds raised will contribute towards this trip and will also be used to support a child in Kenya to go to school and to take additional supplies with me for women and children such as toiletries.
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  • Gemma bentley

    Gemma bentley

    22 days ago

    Gemma bentley

    Happy New Year Everybody!!! Thank you for all your donations-it really is incredible. Please keep sharing my page and spreading the word, every little will help

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    Gemma bentley

    2 months ago

    Gemma bentley

    Thank you so much for all the donations so far, your generosity is overwhelming xx

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  • David Mason

    David Mason

    Jan 21, 2017

    Sorry for the delay. I got a new phone and have had problems with my email. Best of luck x

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    Jan 20, 2017

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