Tareto Africa is a youth-led Maasai community-based organization in Narok County registered under the Ministry of labor and social protection in Kenya. We have a goal of redifining cultural norms of the Maasai Community to favor the sexual and reproductive health rights of girls, women and young people. We advocate for the elimination for harmful practices like Female Genital Mutilation, Child Marriage and all forms of gender based violence. As a pastoralist community we also support the community in environmental conservation in effort to mitigate the effects of climate change on the sexual and reproductive health needs of the community.
Sexual and reproductive Health
Gender Based Violence
Harmful Practices-Child Marriage and FGM
Leshan Kereto is the founder and CEO of Tareto Africa He is an award winning Anti-FGM Activist and SRHR champion. He is also the chairperson of the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), Youth Advisory Panel (YAP). Where he advises the United Nations Populations Fund(UNFPA) country office on matters Sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth in Kenya. His work has earned him accolades nationally and internationally. In May 2021 he was awarded by H.E President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, the presidential recognition award for outstanding efforts towards ending Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya. He also received the Princess Diana Award for excellent advocacy in public health. Further to the above, in December 2021, he was also recognized by the World Health Organization Epi-Win as a champion for vaccine Equity and access in Africa as one of the greatest shots out of the pandemic. Leshan was also recently elected as the Undersecretary for Resource Mobilization and partnerships for the Global Youth Consortium Against FGM that unites 40 countries across the globe to rally young people to advocate against FGM.
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