KEWOTA launches lactation centres in two Kirinyaga schools

Teachers at a lactation centre.

Lactating teachers in Gichugu, Kirinyaga county have a reason to smile after the Kenya Women Teachers Association (KEWOTA) launched lactation centres in Gacatha Primary and Kiamutugu Boys schools.

This comes barely a week after a teacher at Gacatha Primary lost her child.

KEWOTA chairperson Modesta Akaki said that teachers of child-bearing age have been asking for such facilities to enable them to advance their careers and also breastfeed their children.

She said that with the center, teachers will be allowed to breastfeed their children during break and lunchtime, ensuring smooth continuation of studies.

Akaki called upon her colleagues across the country to partner with the Union to assist in establishing lactating centres in all schools in the country.

One of the breastfeeding centres.

The Union Secretary Wilkister Wanjiru said that the centres will ensure exclusive breastfeeding for the children as is required, reduce child mortality rates and ensure smooth learning for pupils.

She noted that most lactating mothers had been working under stress thinking about the fate of their children at home.

The school Headteacher Paul Maina said that the school has five breastfeeding teachers and there had been challenges when deciding who gets permission to go home and breastfeed.

By Our Reporter

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