Sexuality education in informal settlements

Supporting young people in the prevention of unintended pregnancies is the central goal of the Linda Binti Project in Nairobi, led by the German Doctors. Their clinic is located near the informal settlements of Mathare and Korogocha. Here, at-risk youths between the ages of ten and 24 are provided with sexuality education informed about appropriate contraceptive methods by DSW. Linda Binti is Swahili and means “protect the daughter”.

As a cooperation partner, DSW is building an effective education network – teachers, head teachers and parents are trained for this purpose. The young people themselves also learn to pass on their knowledge to their peers without inhibitions and taboos. DSW directly refers those who are pregnant to the clinic’s mother-child care, and offers them training in coping with everyday life so that the teenage mothers are not left alone.

Miriam Riechers


Training of 120 youth counsellors

Realisation of peer learning sessions

Realisation of training courses for 24 teachers and head teachers

Foundation of school committees

Training for 16 mentor parents

Creation and distribution of information material

Training for teenage mothers

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