Saturday, May 18, 2013

Amina's Story

Amina is one of the cheekiest 15 year olds you are likely to meet, and she knows it! But when sitting down to discuss Girl Power she is unusually serious about the subject.

“I have been a part of Girl Power for 5 years, since I was 10 or 11, when I was in class six” she says.  “My favourite part of Girl Power has been the socialising we have been able to do with the girls from the other schools.  Meeting new people is always good”.

“The best thing they have taught me is how to protect myself from cases like rape and things like that” she says with a lot of thought.  “Yep, I think that is it.  They have taught us how to be safe.  I think the other girls have learnt this as well”.

“When I finish school I want to be an artist” she says with excitement.  Painting, or drawing, or something different? “Painting” she says, “I want to paint nature.  Girl Power has run a couple of art classes and this has helped me realise that I want to paint. If I don’t become a painter then I would like to become a musician, a singer.  Or maybe a photographer!” she laughs.  All creative endeavours! “Yes I like to be creative” she finishes with a smile.

Written by Hannah Collins, volunteer at Girl Power
Approved by Dr Liz Odera, Director at Sadili Oval Sports Academy

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