8.00 a.m. Arrival and registration of the teams
9.00 a.m. POETRY COMPETITION: Girls will rehearse and give a verbal recital of Maya Angelou’s ”Phenomenal Woman” in their own style.
10.00 a.m. Arrival of Guest of Honour and short tour of Sadili Oval Sports Academy
10.15 a.m. Welcome of Guests by Dr. Elizabeth Odera – Programme Director
10.20 a.m. Short Introductions and Short Entertainment
10.35 a.m. Speech by Guest of Honour
10.55 a.m. Guest of Honor officially opens the Girl Power Clubs
Ms. Mary Njeri, Executive Director COVAW (Coalition of Violence Against Women)
Ms. Stella Agara, Program Officer, Africa Youth Trust
Ms. Maria Okongo, Program Officer, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Kenya.
Mrs. Susie Sievwright, Psychologist
11.10 a.m. – 12.30 a.m.
Ø 3 minutes presentations by select Girl Power Clubs on:
Ø Dating – How It Affects Girls
Ø Gossip – Its Effects
Ø National School Games – How It Affects Girls
Ø Alcohol – How It Affects Girls
Ø Post Election Violence
12.30 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. Lunch
LIVING SAFER LIVES WORKSHOP
Facilitator: Ms. Mary Njeri, Executive Director COVAW
“The Kericho School Saga”
Introducing the new article that shocked many Kenyans in June this year, when it was discovered that over 70% of the girl students had to leave a secondary school in Kericho as a result of pregnancy. The teachers were the perpetrators.
Ø Many girls face violence somewhere in their communities; at home (family violence); at school (teasing, bullying, sexual harassment, verbal and physical fights). This workshop will focus how to help girls and young women avoid, address, and cope with violence.
1.00 p.m. – 2.10 p.m.
3 minutes presentations by select Girl Power Clubs on:
· National Music Festival – How It affects Girls
· The Mobile Phone
· Early Pregnancy – How It Affects Girls
“A Letter To My Mother”
Facilitator: Sue Sievwright, Psychologist
A letter to my mother.
Dear mum, I hope this letter finds you well. I am sorry that it took me so long to write, we have been very busy here in Nairobi. I work on shift, very often late into the night, and it can be very tiring. How is little Mwangi? I bumped into Kamau last week near bus station, and he told me that Mwangi has been sick and was hospitalized at Kiambu for two days, what could have been the problem? These days life in Nairobi has been very difficult, so I am unable to make much money. In fact I really miss the githeri that you used to fry for us at home, and especially now that I am suffering from chest pains and a very bad cough, which has refused to go. I miss you all, I miss my brothers and sisters and my little Mwangi. Please tell him that I shall see him again one day. Also please greet father for me, and tell him that I am sorry that I could not be able to go back to school, and I hope that he will forgive me and let me come home. Best of love, Consolata
KNOW YOURSELF WORKSHOP
Facilitator: Ms. Stella Agara, Program Officer, Africa Youth Trust
Ø Together, girls and women will identify issues of ongoing concern to the community and formulate responses using persuasive communication and organizing for action.
2.30 p.m. Closing and Prize-giving
3.00 p.m. Departure