Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sisterhood World Cup 2012 Begins


SISTERHOOD WORLD CUP 2012 KICKS OFF! 
Day 1

This day saw Future Talent run riot against newcomers Langata Barrracks and Barbarians, and Elizabeth Majuma refining her scoring prowess, talent and will power amongst the girls participating in this event was displayed to levels well above threshold. Zuhura Indusa joined Elizabeth Majuma to keep the top scorers’ race track on fire while the likes of Lilian Awuor and Millicent Mbeky settled for the second log. Langata Barracks failed to live to their armoury billing by receiving a five – nil thrashing by pool D top seeds; Future Talent. New girls on the competitive soccer log with beauty and finesse- Huruma Girls could not crack the solid Karen C defence and drawing 1-1. Today’s results have skewed the quarter final appearances towards Future Talent, Olympic A and Olympic B. Tournament favourites Sports for life shall have to wait longer to advance to the next stage while St. Christine’s and Karen C shall have to fight even harder for a ticket in the last eight stage.
Apart from the hot soccer action, the girls also received important information in a workshop held through the joint efforts of Girl power programme and Liverpool VCT. Amongst some of the items discussed at the workshop include Reproductive health, HIV AIDS awareness and general life skills.







26TH MAY RESULTS
1.       OLYMPIC B VS SPORTS FOR LIFE 0-0
2.       OLYMPIC A VS SHOFCO 2-0
3.       PUMWANI VS MAKINA SELF HELP-A 1-1(Chelsea Libese, Irene Arunga)
4.       FUTURE TALENT VS MAKINA S.H B 1-0 (Zuhura Indusa)
5.       ST. CHRISTINES VS UJAMAA 1-0 (Constance Muga)
6.       HOLY UNITY VS NAZARENE 0-0
7.       KAREN C VS HURUMA 1-1 (Jane Wamaitha, Brenda Gatwire)
8.       LANGATA BARRACKS VS BAVARIANS 2-0
9.       MALEZI HIGH VS OLYMPIC B 0-2
10.   MALEZI PRIMARY VS OLYMPIC A 0-2 (Lily Awuor)
11.   PUMWANI VS FOUNDATION OF HOPE 1-0 (Faith Kavinya)
12.   LANGATA BARRACKS VS FUTURE TALENT 0-5 (Zuhura Indusa, Millicent Mbeky, Margaret Musuya)
13.   NAZARENE VS SHOFCO 2-0
14.   KAREN C VS FOUNDATION OF HOPE 1-0 (Jane Wamaye)
15.   BAVARIANS VS FUTURE TALENT 0-2
16.   MALEZI HIGH VS ST. CHRISTINES 0-2
17.   SPORTS FOR LIFE VS MALEZI HIGH 2-0
18.   SHOFCO VS MALEZI PRIMARY 0-2
19.   OLYMPIC B VS ST. CHRISTINES 2-0 (Joya Motio, Rahab Osman)
20.   OLYMPIC A VS HOLY UNITY 2-0 (Lilyan Awuor)
21.   MALEZI HIGH VS UJAMAA 0-2
22.   MALEZI PRIMARY VS NAZARENE PRIMARY 3-0 (Elizabeth Majuma)
The 16th  of June presents another stream of soccer action, results and informative reproductive health workshops.
See you then.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

SISTERHOOD WORLD CUP 2012 ON THIS WEEKEND


Sadili’ s Girl Power Clubs Programme this year brings the very unique 7 Aside Sisterhood World Cup tournament earlier than the year 2012 with a new array of awareness and educational activities. The event which shall use a girls’ only ‘world cup’ to promote HIV/AIDS awareness, Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality amongst Girls in and outside Nairobi has already received participatory confirmation from 16 acknowledged Girls’ teams. The event begins its preliminaries this Saturday 26th May at Sadili Oval Sports Academy at 9AM, the Quarters and semi finals shall be  played on the 16th of June and the finals shall be held on the 30th of June at the same venue. The world cup which promises a lot of female soccer action, colour and success is proud to confirm the participation of Nairobi High Schools’ soccer Champions Olympic High School and Eastlands’ ever winning Future Talent side. Other teams to watch out for include the English Sponsored Sunderland Samba F.C and hosts Sadili soccer Academy. Notable inclusions in the draw include three-time Langata youth soccer league Girls Under 16 winners Makina Self Help and the hard fighting outfit that is Bavarians Fruitful soccer academy. Daughters of the Military based at the 7 Kenya Rifles battalion- the Langata Barracks High School shall also participate in the tournament where they shall fight it out with Kibera’ s Holy Unity and Nazarene schools for possible quarter final appearances.
Members of the press, sponsors and the general public are invited to this epic event. 
For more information contact,
Ja Young Naphtalie Margret, on +254 715 684 846
Project Assistant,
Girl Power Clubs Africa.
Sadili Oval Sports Academy.
Girl Power Clubs also on Facebook as ''Wanjiku Girlpower Kenya''

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Christine Madarah Feels Transformed

 HOW THE GIRL POWER CLUB HAS HELPED ME

BY: CHRISTINE MADARAH

HURUMA GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL

My name is Christine Madarah, a Form 3 student at Huruma Girls. I joined the Girl Power Club late last year and I must say it has been of great help not only to me but also to the entire school.
The Girl Power Club has equipped me with what I need to have as a growing young lady. The club has enabled me to achieve more that I thought I would never achieve, like for instance, before I joined the club, I couldn't stand before my class (of fifty) because of shyness and, of course, my low self esteem! Fortunately all this changed when I joined the club because there, I was able to realize that the whole world starts with me and therefore I had to be courageous and had to face it. As I am writing this letter, I have just come from singing confidently in front of the whole school at the assembly and I feel that I can even sing in front of the whole world if I am given the opportunity! Thanks to the Girl Power because for assure it has empowered me .

When I joined Huruma Girls I met different people form different social backgrounds Apparently none of them came from the slums like I do (by the way I am Kiberan by birth and nature but not future!). I used to think I’m the only poor student and at one point I even thought I was in the wrong house but through the help of Girl Power Club, I was able to build my self confidence when I realized that it is not where I came from that matters but where I’m going that really counts. I was taught this in one of the workshops that I had been invited to at Sadili Oval in Langata. 

It has always been my dream to transform my society and I’m very grateful to the Girl Power Club for it has helped me realize that I have the power to do that every day! One thing I always tell my friends is that I don’t think I can do it! My fellow girls,  the time for doubting yourself has passed, this is the right time to work and stand up for everything that is right for you! Thank you very much GIRL POWER for making a great transformation in my life. May God bless you!

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