Stakeholders attending the Teens Mentorship Programme in Busia County have applauded the work been done by County First ladies.
Among the stakeholders are Non Governmental organizations (NGOs) , which have confirmed that they have achieved a lot through partnership with County First Ladies.
"We a reaching more people following the good reception by communities thanks to involvement of county First ladies in some of our activities. This has really helped us towards meeting our targets compared to early days before devolution was put in place," said one of the speakers representing NGOs.
Taita Taveta County first lady Mrs Hope Mruttu noted that they have been running programs in the counties that aim at transforming livelihoods of county residents.
Mrs. Mruttu has been spearheading the "Save Our Queens and Kings campaign" that seek to stop cases Gender Based Violence in the County.
Since 2014 when launched more than 100 sensitization programs have been held at ward level to educate community on GBV, women empowerment forums and rescue several girls from early marriages.
The Chief guest, Mama Ida Odinga has urged girls to uphold self discipline by staying away from bars, night clubs and discos and working hard in school.
The county First ladies thanked the Former and the current first lady Late Lucy Kibaki and Mrs. Margret Kenyatta respectively for redefining the role of the First Lady in the Country.
The four day Teen Mentorship Programme organized by the office of Busia County First Lady Mrs. Judy Ojaamong aims at offering training to students to focus on their career choices. Participants will receive lectures on how to succeed in education, motivational talks, reproductive health and many more sensitive issues in teenagers’ life.
The meeting brought together County first ladies, experts in various fields, political leaders among other dignitaries.