Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Girl Power Clubs Africa Set to Participate in 2017 Global Mentoring Walk

Next Saturday 11th March women around the world will be taking part in the 2017 Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk. This will also be an event to mark International Women’s Day that will be celebrated on 8th March 2017. As part of our efforts and objectives to empower teenage girls and train them to become positive agents of change in their communities, Girl Power Clubs Africa will mark the day at Sadili Oval in Nairobi, Kenya. Approximately 50 Girl Power Club members from various schools in Nairobi and 5 mentors are expected to attend this event. The theme will be "Be bold for Change", which is in line with this year's International Women's Day's theme.

The programme
9:00-10:00am - Arrival & registration
10:00-11:00am - Walk
11:00am-12:15pm- Talks from mentors to mentees
12:15-12:30pm - Closing ceremony
12:30-1:00pm - Lunch and departure

The Global Mentoring Walk is an opportunity to highlight the importance of women’s leadership, and to accelerate the impact of women leaders through mentoring. Organized by outstanding local leaders who are key members of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network, the annual Mentoring Walk brings together established women leaders and emerging women leaders to walk together in their community.

Founded by Dr. Liz Odera, A Vital Voices Fellow, Girl Power Clubs Africa is a women leadership program that trains teenage girls to become agents of positive change through sport, culture, art and dance, addressing Action against violence; personal abilities; healthy lifestyles; HIV and AIDS; self-esteem; entrepreneurship; role modeling, and taking leadership roles. 

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