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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 in partnership with the MaaChild Charity and my University.
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 not only allow me to educate and care for women in Kenya but 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.
Any additional funds raised will go towards funding my colleagues to also volunteer and will also be used to support a child in Kenya to go to school.
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  • Gemma bentley

    Gemma bentley

    8 days ago

    Gemma bentley

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

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  • Tracey Greenhalgh

    Tracey Greenhalgh

    Dec 2, 2016

    Well done for doing this, Hope lots donate. You will be amazing xxx

    £15.00

  • yvonne cheetham

    yvonne cheetham

    Nov 29, 2016

    Great idea. Good luck

    £10.00

  • yvonne cheetham

    yvonne cheetham

    Nov 29, 2016

    Great idea. Good luck

    £10.00

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