Girls to Lead Africa launches Girl Safe Boda to guard against Teenage pregnancies in Kanungu District.
Girls to Lead Africa has partnered with a group of Boda Boda riders in Kanungu District to work together to end teenage pregnancies and child marriages in the district.
On the other hand, Bodas have an organised network and hence can pass on information quicker than any other medium in rural areas like Kanungu where many people don’t have phones, connection to internet and TV coverage
Boda Bodas know the tactics men use to lure girls into formication since the Bodas use the same tactics and they are men themselves. So it becomes effective when we “set a thief to catch a thief”
Boda Bodas who are fathers to teenage girls will protect girls because they are protecting their daughters. If every boda guards their daughter jealousy, girls will have an organised network of guards.
We have distributed free reflector jackets to all members of Girl-Safe Boda for easy identification. So when girls are looking for a boda to take them, they look out for a Girl-safe Boda because they are assured of their safety since a Girl-safe Boda won’t violate them.
Therefore, Girl-Safe Bodas will champion the fight against teenage pregnancies and child marriages. This will in turn ensure that many girls will resume schooling once schools reopen.