Micontrap-Kenya educates Masurura Primary School pupils on FGM, rights
May 14, 2014
Micontrap-Kenya held a successful meeting with pupils, teachers, parents and the public from Masurura Primary School and its environs to campaign against FGM and enlighten issues surrounding children rights.
The organisation officials started the meeting by drawing attention of locals knew of their rights and if FGM is illegal, most participants were not aware.
The participants were educated in four categories of children rights: Survival, Developmental, Protection and Participation as stipulated in Africa Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC).
Facilitators brought up life scene events in family and society and asked participants to pick cases were children rights were involved.
“Effects of FGM which included poor health especially during birth and early marriages were discussed,” Micontrap-Kenya reported.
Discriminating cultures, insufficient support for victims of GBV and FGm, and early marriage were among challenges faced by locals.
 
Health Clubs formed at Wangirabose Primary School
May 5, 2014
Micontrap-Kenya has successfully helped in strengthening a health and anti-FGM club at Wangirabose Primary School in Kuria West sub-county.
The club which has 52 pioneer members <44 girls, 8 boys> help horn pupils skills in communication and discipline to help educate their peers and parents in society of negative effects of the vice and Gender Based Violence cases.
The clubs patrons are two teachers at the school, Daniel Motatiro and Irene Gatere while the students will be led by their chairperson Rael Boke being assisted by Joseph Mwita.
“The club ensures that members set out example for others and the society by reaching out to vulnerable child and above all enhance parents-child communication,” Motatiro said.
The club is pushed by values of: Purity, Children’s rights, Quality education for all, Human dignity, clean environment and a health condition for social, emotional, psychological and economic wellbeing.
Members said they have achieved positive communication skills and won a trophy for children competition at St. Paul Ntimaru Special School.
“We have also reported reduced cases of indiscipline, school drop-out rates and corporal punishment in the school,” Boke said.
They said through members’ mobilsation, students have accepted to buy tissue papers to help reduce cases of diarrhea.
Micontrap-Kenya heard that the club is faced with challenges of time constraints to balance with school work, access to resource persons to motivate students and strong culture supporting FGM and GBV in the area.
Other challenge is lack of computer to be used to digitize and store club’s information.
Micontrap-Kenya hold meeting to form schools anti-FGM health clubs
June 19, 2012.
Micontrap today held a workshop in Ntimaru division, Kuria East district where members brainstormed on the formation of an Anti FGM club that would be used as a tool against FGM.
The workshop focused on mobilizing those who had rejected the practice to get into a team that would help spearhead anti FGM at the community level. 
They also agreed to form the clubs for girls at primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and those who are out of school as well as conducting workshops using projectors to highlight effects of FGM. 
Participants also agreed under the chairmanship of the area chief to convene their own meetings as a show of proof of effectiveness and acceptance of the community to end FGM. They also agreed to hold public demonstrations facilitated by Micontrap-Kenya.
The community members who attended the meeting however said that despite making big strides in the fight, some of them faced a lot of pressure from the villages.
“Some of them say they are perceived as spoilers of culture a sign that more and vigorous advocacy work still required to be done,” Titus Orwa the program coordinator said. 
It was however observed that families that had rejected FGM practice were leading a better life than those who were still engaging in the vice. 
Among the plausible things were good jobs, decent housing, good income, good healthcare were easily observable.