Friday, February 17, 2017

Girl Power Clubs and Ushindi Boys Clubs Successfully Hold Induction Workshops in Busia County

Girl Power Clubs induction workshop

On Saturday 11th February 2017 Girl Power Clubs Africa and Ushindi Boys Clubs successfully held induction workshops in Teso North, Busia County. The workshops were attended by a total of 300 students and 15 teachers from 16 schools across Busia County. The schools included: Akadoot Primary, Changara High School, ACK Rwatama Primary, Kolanya Girls Primary, Kolanya Boys High School, Katakwa Primary, Katakwa Secondary, Aedomoru Primary, Aedomoru Secondary, Bishop Sulumeti Secondary, Kolanya Boys Primary, Albert Ekirapa Secondary, Okimaru Primary, Akolong Primary, Kaujakito Primary and Kamunyele Primary.

The 300 girls and boys, divided into Girl Power and Ushindi Boys Clubs, had workshops running in two separate halls at Katakwa Secondary School, each facilitated by Sadili’s social educators Joy Akim and Kevin Ayuko respectively. Topics of discussion included: who Girl Power and Ushindi Clubs are, their importance, understanding the female body (for Girl Power Clubs) and male body (for Ushindi Boys Club), the importance of being in school, entrepreneurship and health & fitness. After this, elections were held where each school had a chance to vote for its leaders.

Albert Ekirapa Secondary receives a new computer
One of the schools that has Girl Power Clubs programme steadily running, Albert Ekirapa Secondary School, received a brand new computer. The new computer is meant to boost Girl Power's mentorship programme in the school. It was donated by Girl Power Clubs supporters Ronald Pothuizen and Tessa Van Der Heiden, as well founder Dr. Liz Odera.

Girl Power Clubs Africa is a leadership program that provides teenage girls with a chance to learn life skills and learn to make decisions that affect their lives and their communities positively. Ushindi Boys Clubs on the other hand is a men's leadership programme that initiates teenage boys through various stages of growth into young men.
Bishop Sulumeti Secondary School

Aedomoru Secondary School

Ushindi Boys Club induction
Changara Secondary School

Albert Ekirapa Secondary School

Katakwa Primary School

Kaujakito Primary School

Katakwa Secondary School

Ushindi Boys Club discussion group

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