Kwale young journalists in the field at Menzamwenye

During the mapping process, Kwale young journalists realized that, Dzombo location has 27 schools both primary, 2 CBO, (community based organization) and 5 health facilities. Among the 27 schools, 22 schools are public and 5 schools are private. Among the 22 schools, 4 schools are secondary.

The facilities both schools and hospital are not equally distributed as they are widely apart. In some schools there are higher rates of drop outs reasons early pregnancies, ignorance, peer pressure, ghosts and child labour. For instance Vitsangaraweni primary school which had 52 drop outs in 2011. Again the number of student is very high compared to the teachers.

Some of the health facilities are not provided with relevant medicines on main diseases affecting that particular area.

The process also encountered some challenges. For instances some of the interviewees were not willing to out the right information on number of pregnancies pupils in schools and cases of abortion in hospitals. And also some were not cooperative. The poor road network is a major challenge to access the interior areas especially in bad weather.

The group expectations are to link the global community with the currents events happening in our local area in advocating child rights through the web