Monday, October 15, 2012

Holidays: 17 Thoughts From 17 Girls About The Holidays


#11
NAME: AMEDA MERCY AFANDI
AGE: 14

CLASS: 8

GP: What have you learnt this year?
Ameda: I have learnt to overcome any problems that come through
GP: What has your experience in Girl Power?
Ameda: I have been left alone because of being a good girl and a lot different from other girls.
GP: What would you wish to see in Girl Power?
Ameda: I would like to see many more girls change their lives.
GP: What do you plan to do this holiday?
Ameda:  I am planning to teach my fellow girls how to live in this world.
GP: What are the challenges girls face over long holidays?
Ameda: They are being disturbed by boys, and their family members who do not understand them
GP: How will you overcome that?
Ameda: By taking care of myself, behaving well everywhere, and not roaming around aimlessly.
GP: We now have a Girl Power Office in Kibera, what would you do with it?
Ameda: I would teach many girls know how to take care of themselves and how to control themselves in the streets.



#12
NAME: HELLEN ANYANGO
AGE: 14
CLASS 8

GP: What have you learnt this year?
Hellen: That it is good to take care of myself.
GP: What do you plan to do this holiday?
Hellen: Going to the village and educating the girls over there.
GP: What is the biggest challenge girls face over holidays?
Hellen: Engaging in unprotected sex misuse.

#13
NAME: ODEMBO LUCY AWINO
AGE: 14
SCHOOL: NAZARENE
CLASS: 8

GP: What have you learnt this year?
Lucy: I should have my own beliefs that will guide me.
GP: What would you wish to see in Girl Power?
Lucy:  I would like to see more teachers to guide us.
GP: What do you plan to do this holiday?
Lucy: I plan to teach more girls how they should be.

#14
NAME: DINAH
AGE: 14 YEARS
SCHOOL: NAZARENE SELF HELP SCH
CLASS: 8

GP:  What have you learnt this year?
Dinah: We should practice how to say NO or YES and we should not engage ourselves into bad company.
GP: What do you plan to do this holiday?
Dinah: To form a group of girls and teach them about life style.

#13
NAME: SHARON AKINYI
SCHOOL: NAZARENE SELF HELP
AGE: 13 YEARS
CLASS: 8

Sharon:  I will never walk with bad company
GP: What do you plan to do this holiday?
Sharon: To teach more girls about a good life style

#14
NAME: OLALA JANNESSAR AWOUR
AGE: 14 YEARS
SCHOOL: NAZARENE SELF HELP SCHOOL

Olala: I plan to help my parents and visit children's centers
GP: What are the challenges that girls face over long holiday?
Olala: Many girls get married and many of them get raped.
GP: W now have a Girl Power Office in Kibera, what will you do with it?
Olala: Visiting everyday.

#15
NAME: OHOTH DORCAS AKINYI
AGE: 14
SCHOOL: NAZARENE SELF HELP
CLASS: 8

GP: What have you learnt this year?
Dorcas: Girls should know their principles and stand strong
GP: What has been your experience?
GP:  What would you wish to see in Girl Power?
Dorcas: I would like the members of to go all over the country to teach other girls
GP: What are the challenges that girls face over long holiday?
Dorcas: Cases to do with rape and forced to early marriages.
GP: How do you overcome them?

#16
NAME: OWINI SHARON ATIENO
AGE: 15YRS
SCHOOL: NAZARENE PRIMARY SCHOOL
GP: What have you learnt this year?
Sharon: We as girls we should know the type of friends we have and be careful with what we do.

#17
NAME: EUNICE AKOTH
AGE: 14YRS
CLASS:7

My year has been good. I was enjoying it because of football. In Girl Power we have learning how girls use sports to protect themselves.
During this holiday I would like to join a Girl Power team so that i can train with them. During holidays many girls face some problem such as being raped because the way they dress is not good
If you plan to overcome dangers, you are needed to protect yourself well. You need a Safe Space.
If we had a Girl Power Office in Kibera, I would use it well. It would be my safe space.

#18
NAME: BELINDA AUMA
AGE: 13 YRS
CLASS: 6

I will like to help other girls prepare for their future, teach them how to take care of themselves and how they should be active when they have a ball.

#19
SCHOOL: ST. MICHAEL'S HOLY UNITY ACADEMY
NAME:  MY NAME IS MILLICENT ATIENO
AGE: I AM 12YRS OLD
CLASS: I AM IN CLASS 6

GP: How as your year been?
Millicent: My year has been very exciting,  I performed very well in school because I listened to Girl Power.
This holiday,  I plan to help my parents at home and after that I play football, and stay away from bad company.



#20
ST. MICHAELS'S HOLY UNITY

My name is Jemmy Musyoka. Age, I am 13 years old. I am in Class 8.

I want to be a great footballer. Girl Power taught me that I can me anything I want to be if I have discipline and I am ready to work hard.

#21
NAME: FAITH
SCHOOL: HOLY UNITY
AGE: 17 YRS

This year, I learnt to play football well. Over the holidays, I am planning to visit my sick sister in Kenyatta Hospital. I want to be a policewoman. I like them because they are always smart and strong and I admire their uniforms

#22
ST MICHAEL'S HOLY UNITY ACADEMY
NAME: CYNTHIA OMBETE
AGE: 12 YEARS
CLASS: STD 6

Cynthia: I have learnt how to play football and to be careful with boys. I hope be a Girl Power coach in the future.

#23
SCHOOL: HOLY UNITY ACADEMY
NAME: MIJORO WINNY
AGE: 14 YEARS
CLASS: STD 6

GP: If you had a Girl Power Office in Kibera, what would you use it for?
Winny: I use it for having fun with my freinds
GP: What would you like to be when you grow up?
Winny: I would like to be a psychologist

#24
ST. MICHAELS HOLY UNITY ACADEMY

My name is Brendah Awour. I am 15 years old and I am in class Eight. This has been a good year because God has guided me with His blood from January up to now. In Girl Power I have learn how you can avoid peer pressure and how you can avoid bad company.
In this holiday, we have a tournament at Maringo and I plan to go there. Sometimes, during holidays you visit your friend at their home and you can find them with bad people who are dealing with drugs and they can convince you to take some.
I plan to overcome the dangers by continuing to play football. As a candidate have worked very hard so that I can achieve my goals by passing the coming exams. I want to be a surgeon.


 #25
NAME: PHIONA AKINYI
AGE: 12
CLASS: SIX
SCHOOL: ST. MICHAELS'S HOLY UNITY

GP: If you had a Girl Power Office in Kibera, what will you use it for?
Phiona: To call some girls and give then good advice not to walk in dangerous places.


#26
NAME: ESTHER AMWAI
AGE: 15 YRS
CLASS: 8
SCHOOL: ST. MICHAEL'S HOLY UNITY
I am a candidate and plan to get a good job in my future life. I want Girl Power Office to pay for me school fees, so that I can go on to secondary school.

#26
NAME: SHARON ODERO
AGE: 15 YRS
CLASS: 8
SCHOOL: ST. MICHAELS HOLY UNITY
I plan to visit my grandmother in the country side during the holidays. That way, I will avoid the boys who like to come and abuse me so that I can join them. I plan to go very far, like to USA and many other places, so that I don’t get abused, one day.

#27
ST. MICHAELS HOLY UNITY
My name is Millicent Atieno. I am 13 years old and i am in class six.
My year was good because I was healthy and God guided me all year. I learn more about Girl Power. They taught us how to behave yourself and know how to play football.
I plan to go and enjoy this holiday with my relatives and do more about football.
There some girls are also doing dangerous things during the holidays, they go and meet with boys but this time I am going to telling them to be careful.
If we had a Girl Power Office I would us it to practice my music. I will like to be a musician because I have a talent in singing.


Monday, October 8, 2012

My Holiday Plans #8 #9 #10


#8
SCHOOL : ST. MICHAELS HOLY
NAME: Monicah Anyango.
AGE: 13 years
CLASS: Class 7

GP :How has your year been?
Monicah: My year is good all time.
GP: What do you like doing?
Monicah: I like playing football and volleyball.
GP :What do you plan to do over the holidays?
Monicah: I plan to help my parents.
GP: What are some of the dangers you face during holidays?
Monicah: Rape.
GP: How do you plan to overcome such dangers?
Monicah: I plan to run away and be around people who can help me.
GP: What would you like to be/do in the future?
Monicah: I am not sure, I’m still trying to survive the present.

#9
NAME: ARNNETTE ANYANGO
AGE: 15
SCHOOL: NAZARENE SELF HELP SCHOOL
CLASS: 8

GP: What have you learnt this year?
Arnnette: This year that girls should stand by their words and be strong.
GP: What would you wish to see in Girl Power?
Arnnette: I want to see a lot of more including educating girls to live a good life.
GP: What do you plan to do this holiday?
Arnnette: I plan to educate my neighbours about the importance of being in Girl Power Club and how to respect themselves.
GP:What are some of the challenges girls face over long Christmas holidays?
Arnnette: Rape and Child abuse.
GP: How do you plan to overcome them?
Arnnette: By avoiding walking with bad people and controlling my emotions.
GP: We now have a Girl Power Office  in Kibera, what would you like to do with it?
Arnnette: I would help a lot of people in the Kibera community especially girls.

#10
GIRL POWER CLUB.
NAME: BAZIR ADHIAMBO
SCHOOL: ST MICHAELS HOLY UNITY.

My name is Bazir Adhiambo. I am fourteen years old. I am in Class Eight. My year has been good because I was really affected in playing football. Since I joined Girl Power Club I learnt a lot of very good things. First, I learnt what is football. I plan to come to only teams that know Girl Power well know how to play football. Some girls you can get that they are pregnant because of peer pressure and others are abusing drugs.
I want to overcome the dangers by telling girls to be serious with their lives. I ask them to break bad company in the slums.  
I plan to work hard so that I can be a pilot in the future. Not because of their uniform, but their work and how they do it.
I like Girl Power Club really much.

My Holiday Plans #6 #7


#6
Irene Anyango
Maono Educational Center
" I Will Visit My Grandparents" 

Girl Power Club has made a difference in the lives of many girls and helped them learn how to cope in today’s society. I have been enlightened on my rights as a girl, which has made me feel empowered. For example, I have learnt how I can venture into business and managing it through a project that we were helped to begin.
After school, over the December holiday I will be going to my countryside to visit my grandparents. I plan to be back in January to study computers and enlighten myself in the technological area. I will also use my time to teach other girls!

#7
ST MICHAELS HOLY UNITY
 "I Will Work"
My name is Jessica Anyango and I am 15years old and I am in Class Eight. I would like to be a doctor because I admire the way they dress and take good care of people who are sick.
My year was good because I have not seen anything wrong. I can say that my year is good because my parents were good to me. This holiday, I plan to help my parents by finding a job to do so that I won’t sit idle at home.
Some of the dangers I face during the holidays are like drug abuse, peer pressure and even early pregnancy. When I am through with my school I would like to talk to other girls and warn them of the dangers out there.