E16 Why survivors need counselling and Psychosocial support in the End FGM campaign, with Jedidah Lemaron

E16 Why survivors need counselling and Psychosocial support in the End FGM campaign, with Jedidah Lemaron

Jedidah Lemaron is the Founder and Executive Director of Malkia Initiative. She provides mentorship, counselling and Psycho-social support to young girls in Maasailand.
Twitter: @MalkiaJeddy
Elias’ #EndFGMPodcast Quotes

some girls ask you, Who told you I wanted to be rescued? #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc: @SaropaTimpiyian @TonyMwebia #EndFGM #PodsNBO Click To Tweet
I believe every woman is a queen, every girl is a princess and for every princess to be a queen she has to be mentored and walked with along this journey of life to become the best queen she can be. #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc:… Click To Tweet
The teacher asked us to mention a three letter word, I said tap, the teacher came to me and said I'm sorry this girls do not know what a tap is. I get emotional every time I talk about it, today I know how sad it is not to understand what… Click To Tweet
Being an uncircumcised girl was an issue because then I was seen as a kid. Yes we were in the same class but they saw me as a kid and also because this is a rescue centre, a times they would rescue girls who already had kids.… Click To Tweet
To me, education is very important when it comes to the fight against FGM. #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc: @SaropaTimpiyian @TonyMwebia #EndFGM #PodsNBO Click To Tweet
The students would come with so many questions, problems and I knew I wanted to do that professionally so that when am giving them advise I can be at a better place to help. #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc: @SaropaTimpiyian… Click To Tweet
We would do a school in Narok, next term in Kajiado, the next term we are in Samburu there was no continuity and follow up of the girls we are reaching. I knew I needed continuity. #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc: @SaropaTimpiyian… Click To Tweet
Having gone through the rescue centre my primary school, I felt like these girls are kept there and they are neglected for lack of a better word, because if these girls are brought to the rescue centre there is no follow up.… Click To Tweet
When a girl is brought from the community, to the school or to the centre she must be taken through counselling, for her to adjust and accept to the situation she is in. #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc: @SaropaTimpiyian @TonyMwebia… Click To Tweet
When the girls are in the rescue centre they do not have anyone they look up to and for me it was get someone you look up to, has gone before you in life. #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc: @SaropaTimpiyian @TonyMwebia #EndFGM #PodsNBO Click To Tweet
If a girl is cut then she believes she’s a woman and she can have sex whenever. When an uncut girl gets pregnant and the birth attendant realizes she is not cut, she is cut the same day. #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc:… Click To Tweet
Counselling has to be healing that is actually led by you only that it is facilitated by someone else. #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc: @SaropaTimpiyian @TonyMwebia #EndFGM #PodsNBO Click To Tweet
Most of our programs that we implement are in sexual reproductive health, we talk about menstruation, the human anatomy, and these talks would take detours. #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc: @SaropaTimpiyian @TonyMwebia #EndFGM… Click To Tweet
All of them who come down to the rescue centre form such a bond with the girls that if I have not posted about the next event, they push me to tell them when are we visiting the girls again? #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc:… Click To Tweet
First the approach that was there on ending FGM in hotspot counties was wrong. We were fighting the community saying FGM is wrong, they were born into it, who said FGM is wrong. #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc: @SaropaTimpiyian… Click To Tweet
Truth is if you do not have passion you will close doors after a month or two, do this because you really are passionate about it, you want to better the life of some people out here. #EndFGMPodcast Quotes @MalkiaJeddy Cc:… Click To Tweet

According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or another injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

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Jeremiah Kipainoi is a Communication for Development expert that makes films, transcriptions, podcasts, online strategies, and radio content to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bisau, Mali, The Gambia, Senegal, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Liberia, and tackles climate change through resilience building, and championing for community-led development.

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  1. Maureen Ngeny

    Yassssss, To Power Women. May we know them, may we be Them, May we Raise Them. 😍😍😍😍
    Thank you Jeddy for the difference you are making. Blessings 🙌🙌🙌

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