The program was carried out across four East Africa countries namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. These countries were identified to build an evidence base in East Africa to explore how marriage age may be impacted in various settings, using 4 different models. Scope was selected solely to run the programme in Kilifi County. The goal of this project was to develop and implement culturally-appropriate programs to delay the age at marriage in Kilifi County, Coast Province, Kenya.
The project was implemented in Kilifi County, within selected sub-locations in the divisions ofVitengeni, Chonyi, Bamba/Ganze, Kaloleni, and Magarini.
The project sites were identified based on the following factors:
Although the sites vary in geographical size, each has approximately 2,000 unmarried girls between the ages of 10 and 17. Activities were implemented in identified locations only.
In our intervention strategies we carried out community awareness through Chiefs and Assistant-Chiefs’ baraza meetings, promotion of education through educational support, and community -level economic incentives to delay early marriage.
SCOPE works with various government institutions, local agencies and non-governmental organizations to drive forth its agenda of social change in the communities. Our partners in our projects include Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Local Governments, World Food Programme, USAID, International labour organization, US Peace Corps, Population Council, APHIA II, FHI, PSI/K, VSO Jitolee just but to mention a few.