Thursday, September 21, 2017

Girl Power Clubs Africa Celebrates 2017 International Peace Day



On 21st September 2017 Girl Power Clubs Africa joined the rest of the world in celebrating this year’s International Day of Peace (‘Peace One Day’). The event was marked in Nairobi with a total of 86 St. Aloysius Secondary School and giSt. Catherine’s primary School Girl Power Club members.

Themed "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”, the day was an occasion for individuals, organisations and nations to come together in a spirit of hope and act towards a unified and peaceful world. This year’s theme aimed to create awareness on the importance of all segments of the society to work together to strive for peace.

The celebration of the event by Girl Power Clubs was play-based, a technique that proved successful as everyone seemed to enjoy themselves as they learnt about the importance of keeping peace in their communities. The games included: Communities for Peace; Followers for Peace and Leaders for Peace, and each of them was followed by very emotive discussions where Joy Akim, the facilitator, engaged the girls on what it takes to be leaders for peace. The discussions revolved around matters like: i) What makes space peaceful or unsafe, ii) Actions people need to make space safe and iii) Taking leadership in promoting peace among community members.

This year’s Peace Day comes at a time when Kenya, an ethnically and religiously diverse nation is facing uncertainty on whether or not peace will hold following a repeat of presidential elections to be held in a few weeks to come. The repeat election follows an annulment by the Court, of the election held on 8th August 2017. The event therefore proved useful in reminding people, regardless of age, gender or ethnic background why they need to maintain peace in their communities.

Through the games played by the girls on Peace Day, Girl Power Clubs hoped to demonstrate that we all have the capacity for peace within us and that we must set aside our differences and stand together to provide a voice for the country and the planet.

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.












Thursday, June 22, 2017

Girl Power Sports Day Successfully held at Sadili Oval



It was fun and excitement as 45 Girl Power Club members from Nazarene and St. Catherine’s Primary schools gathered at Sadili Oval for their Sports Day on 17th June 2017. The weather was great and all activities were carried out outdoors.

The day kicked off with an insightful life skills session on ‘Body Image’ facilitated by staff (Social educators) including Trizah Mboya, Aurelia Mito, June Etyang, Philippa Mtamira and Jemimah Manga. The onset of puberty causes many body changes that can attract the attention of others as well as initiate critical self-analysis in a young person. This interest in appearance is driven by a strong need to be accepted and to fit in, and it’s particularly common among adolescent girls. These girls often don’t get the forum to openly discuss what they feel about body image and yet, its effects on self-esteem can be especially powerful during the teenage years. It is for this reason that the Social educators sought to use this sports day to address this important but often ignored aspect of growth. They sent out a powerful message on the importance of self-love and self-acceptance and answered all the questions the girls had.

The life skills session was followed by sports where the girls,together with Sadili staff,  had a chance to play football, rugby, netball and basketball. The girls were divided into four groups and by the end of the event, each person had played every sport. The day ended with a delicious lunch that was enjoyed by everyone.

“I have enjoyed myself so much, and learnt a lot about appreciating and taking care my body,” commented Esther Akinyi, a pupil at Nazarene Primary school. “I wish it could go on longer than it did!”

Our Girl Power Sport Days are organized to bring together Girl Power Clubs from various schools to participate in sports and acquire important life skills in a collaborative learning atmosphere.

We are grateful to all the partcipants and everyone who worked hard to sees this day successful. 









Monday, May 29, 2017

Girl Power Clubs Africa Celebrates 2017 Menstrual Hygiene Day



Approximately half of the global female population are in reproductive phase and have monthly menstruation. Research shows that in Kenya, only 12% of girls would be comfortable receiving information about menstruation from their mother. On 28th May 2017, Girl Power Clubs Africa joined organizations around the world in celebrating the annual global menstrual hygiene day. The event was celebrated in Nairobi at Nazarene Primary School with St. Catherine’s and Nazarene Girl Power Clubs. The day was celebrated under the theme ‘Education about menstruation changes everything’ and was facilitated by Sadili staff Joy Akim, Philipa Mtamira, Aurelia Mito and Trizah Mboya.

Discussions during this highly interactive and informative session revolved around: understanding what menstruation is, what menstrual hygiene entails, what a girl needs during her periods, myths and facts about menstruation as well as overcoming taboos surrounding periods. The girls were also given a chance to ask questions and to talk about their personal experiences with menstruation.

“The one lesson I am taking home with me is that menstruation is beautiful, and is not something to be ashamed of,” remarked Roslyn, a pupil at Nazarene Primary school. “I am yet to have my first period but I will be very well prepared for it when it comes.”

Girl Power Clubs Africa is a leadership program focused on providing girls with a chance to learn life skills and learn to make decisions that affect their lives and their communities positively. It strongly believes that that every woman and girl has a right to know the importance of hygiene management during menstruation. One of its focus areas is on providing factual guidance and positive information around menstruation, breaking taboos and traditional practices.

Every year on May 28, Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD) is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness about the importance of menstrual hygiene management and break taboos for women and adolescent girls.
It was initiated by the German-based NGO WASH United in 2014. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ushindi Club Leaders 2017



We proudly introduce the leadership team for Ushindi Clubs this year and we wish them well as they undertake their duties. Congratulations boys! 



ALBERT EKIRAPA SECONDARY- BOYS



TITLE
AGE
FORM
NAME
RED BERET
16
3
OMUSE ELISHA
BLUE BERET
17
3
NAIBEI DENNIS
GREEN BERET
16
3
CHRIS KARANI AJELO
YELLOW BERET
14
1
OKADAPAU ONESMUS
SPORTS MANAGER
17
3
EKISA EDWIN
CAPTAIN
16
4
OMULAMA JOSHUA
JUNIOR REFEREE
15
1
ITULIA KELVIN
BUSINESS MANAGER
16
3
ONG'ORO PETER
ASS. BUSINESS MANAGER
16
2
OSHALE TITUS
MARKETING MANAGER
17
2
EKISA .D. OCAMPO




KOLANYA BOYS HIGH



TITLE

FORM

RED BERET
17
1
ZAWADI EMMANUEL
BLUE BERET
14
1
SIMIYU BRIAN
GREEN BERET
13
1
DENNIS MWENDWA
YELLOW BERET
15
1
REUBEN WAFULA
SPORTS MANAGER
14
1
HARRISON HANS
CAPTAIN
16
1
OLEMA JOSHUA
JUNIOR REFEREE
15
1
DERRICK WAMBOYE
BUSINESS MANAGER
15
1
HASSAN SULEIMAN
ASS. BUSINESS MANAGER
15
1
JUDAH KIOKO
MARKETING MANAGER
14
1
SAMUEL NYUKURI




S.D.A KAUJAKITO PRIMARY- BOYS



TITLE

CLASS

RED BERET
12
6
JOSPHAT EKAZZI
BLUE BERET
14
5
TITUS OJILONG
GREEN BERET
12
6
SALVAN ONYANGO
YELLOW BERET
13
5
GLEN BEN
SPORTS MANAGER
14
5
COLLINS SIGEI
CAPTAIN
14
5
BRIAN EKILASI
JUNIOR REFEREE
11
3
GEDION ESEME
BUSINESS MANAGER
13
5
GLEN BEN
ASS. BUSINESS MANAGER
13
6
JOHNSON KESIS
MARKETING MANAGER
11
4
LIVINGSTONE EMOJONG