This month, our visits were done in 10 schools, with the help of 6 volunteers who
Our visits began on the 15th-26th March 2013. The schools we visited were as follows
NAZARENE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Here, the questionnaire was done by 50 girls. We recruited 41 new girls and selected 2 members to participate in the Training of Trainers workshop we have scheduled to commence on the 16th April 2013. Many girls has problems in doing the questionnaire, but our administrators made sure they girls were well catered for in terms of clearer explanations.
HOLY UNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
20 Members did the questionnaire, there were 00 new recruits and 2 members were selected to participate in the ToT workshop next month. Most girls did not understand the questions in the questionnaire, but we did our best to explain it to them in terms they understood easily.
MALEZI HIGH SCHOOL
We had 15 girls fill the questionnaire, 11 current recruits and 2 selected for the ToT.
The girls filled the questionnaire well with no challenges reported by the administrator.
NAIROBI DAY SCHOOL
The current number of recruits is 27, 30 girls filled the questionnaire and 2 selected for the ToT. The questionnaire was filled with ease, only minimal complains were reported.
MAONO EDUCATIONAL CENTRE
We were not able to issue the questionnaire here owing to the fact that the school withdrew from our programme without notice. Our administrators were not allowed to see the girls either. The patron gave a reason for this, saying that most of our programmes clash with theirs thus making it difficult for them to take part in any of our activities.
OLYMPIC HIGH SCHOOL
We visited this school twice, the girls who filled the questionnaire on the first round were 19 , and the second lot was 6. This was because the some of the girls had gone for a football match on the very day we did our first visit. No recruits were made here, and 4 girls were selected to participate in the workshop.
e) MUSLIM GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
We were unable to meet the girls because the patron was busy with other responsibilities. We made plans for another visit but we could not go because the patron was away from school for medical purposes. Thus, the questionnaire was not done and so was the recruitments.
f) MALEZI PRIMARY SCHOOL
No recruitments were done here, but the questionnaire was issued and filled with 12 girls. 2 girls were selected to take part in the ToT. The girls did not have any problems doing the questionnaire as our administrators explained it to them in simpler terms making it easy for them to answer the questions.
g) PARKLANDS ARYA GIRLS
The visit was not fruitful as our administrators were unable to meet the girls due to poor timing. However, we rescheduled for another day, and still we were not able to meet the girls. Their patron gave a reason why, saying the girls has attended another school function so the turnout would be low. She therefore suggested that we plan for another visit next term because the remaining days of the term the girls are having examinations.
h) LANG’ATA BARRACKS HIGH SCHOOL
No recruits were done in this school. 12 girls however did the questionnaire and 3 girls were chosen to participate in the ToT. There was no challenge in the administration of the questionnaire reported.
KAREN C’ SECONDARY SCHOOL
This school had a total of 16 girls who all did the questionnaire. No recruits have been made yet, but they will notify us once they have the new members. 4 girls were chosen tom take part in the ToT Training. The administering of the questionnaire was successful, without any mishaps.
j) HURUMA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
Recruitments made here were 4, the questionnaire was done by 15 girls and 3 were selected to take part in the ToT Training. The patron was not in school on the day we visited, but we were able to have a session with the girls.
We faced some challenges in some schools while doing the visits and administering the baseline questionnaire. They were:
Misinterpretation of the questionnaire by some girls
Language barrier where some found the language very difficult to understand. For such cases, we explained the questionnaire in simpler terms that they could easily understand.
Some girls took too much time answering the questionnaire
Use of simpler and clear language
Questions should be more open and precise
Avoid leading questions
The questions should be shorter as the students complained that the questions were many
All exercised planned during the visits were accomplished with ease.
Most of the girls understood the questionnaire well and correctly completed it
The number of recruitments made was satisfactory
We were received well in all schools
The girls, the patrons and also the various school administrations were very cooperative all through