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Kenya’s Lost Girls of Covid Are Fighting to Regain Ground

The pandemic and its fallout triggered a surge in teen pregnancies across the African nation. Now one man is using dance to help young mothers build a future.

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The Pay Check: The Dance School Lifting Up Kenya’s Lost Girls of Covid

In the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, teenage pregnancy rates tripled in parts of Kenya, an unforeseen consequence of the economic shocks that followed the spread of Covid-19. 

On this episode of “The Pay Check,” Bloomberg Digital Originals explores how closed schools and economic hardship created a crisis for young women and girls in Kenya, and how an after-school program in Nairobi’s biggest informal settlement is creating a safe haven for some of them.