The Kids Reach Program was created to teach school officials such as teachers, school nurses, and guidance counselors how to be knowledgeable about female genital mutilation (FGM). The program was designed to educate school officials on how to:
a) Identify the risk factors
b) Identify children who have undergone FGM
c) How to confirm incidences of FGM
d) Next steps after confirmation
e) Knowledge about the practice
f ) Knowing when to act and when not to act
Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) has partnered with the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) to put in place an educational and prevention resource tool about FGM/C. Together these organizations completed a community needs assessment in order to create a toolkit, intended to educate school officials, while preventing the practice and nderstanding the cultural sensitivities. On behalf of the Council of the Great City Schools and the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC), Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation takes great pleasure in presenting to you, the “FGM/C Prevention: A Resource for U.S. Schools”. We hope you will find this resource useful in learning about female genital mutilation and cutting.