Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Girl Power In Everyday Life

As Girl Power Clubs Africa moves forward and grows, it is useful to remind ourselves WHY we are doing this.  This week we spoke with some of the girls from the schools in Kibera to ask how Girl Power has helped them and why they like being involved.

Lavender from Nairobi Day School is one of these girls. Lavender is 17 and as she puts it, has had "five years of being empowered" with Girl Power!

"The best thing about Girl Power is being able to go there and talk about the issues that affect girls and overcome them" Lavender says. "Sometimes we learn activities and we go to different areas and meet with other people and discuss what is going on".

With the Girl Power office in Kibera re-opening this month, it will mean an even closer space for the girls to meet and discuss what is troubling them.  "I think the best thing you can do is just empower girls. I feel OK because I learn things that can help me and I can learn to help my fellow friends" says Lavender.

Stay tuned for more stories from the girls in Kibera and Girl Power Clubs Africa.

Written by Hannah Collins, Volunteer at Girl Power Clubs Africa
Approved by Dr Liz Odera, Director at Sadili Oval Sport Academy

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