Friday, September 28, 2012

My Christmas Holiday Plans #2 #3

Salli Achieng
13 years
Nazarene Self Help, Kibera
Class 8

With the the help of Girl Power I learnt how to keep my body and surroundings clean, how to protect myself from bad company and that we should have principles. At first I did not know how to avoid bad company, but after being taught, I now know how to. Those who don’t know anything about life or those who are not educated, find themselves involved with bad company and later they become pregnant. I would like to see Girl Power educating more girls on how to face challenges in life. I will make sure to go to the new office in Kibera and keep the leaders of Girl Power informed of all the challenges we face. This holiday I plan to go and educate other girls and share the experiences that we face as girls. I will also avoid bad company.

Janet Kemto
Maono Educational Center, Kibera.

Since I joined Girl Power I have seen a lot of change in my life, and it has impacted my life in many positive ways. I am now able to face and make decisions even in tough situations.
Through the knowledge I have acquired,  I can now take better care of myself. I must say I have never regretted having joined other girls like me to realise how powerful and strong we are in the society. Before this, I was so ashamed and afraid to talk about my problems with other people. I though I was different from the others and had different problems but through Girl Power I realised my problems are our problems and every other girl passes through them at some point!

Now that I am soon going to be out of high school, I am going to use every bit of knowledge I have acquired through Girl Power’s programmes to improve my life and that of other girls who I will come across. I will make sure that other girls who are facing the same challenges that I passed through, will be able to speak oout and share their problems with others and find solutions with to them.

I would also like to tell other girls that the Girl Power Club is so important to their lives as girls  and that they will not regret joining the club!

Monday, September 24, 2012


# 1
Leslie Atieno
16 years
Nazarene Self Help School
Class 8

Girl Power has taught me various things. I have learned how to overcome stress and how to live with people. Also that we should respect ourselves so that we can respect those who are older than us. I have experienced many challenges. Including a company of friends who knew nothing about a girl’s dignity. They are peer pressured into doing many things. In order to overcome these challenges, there is abstaining and having confidence and also dignity. I would like to see many things happen in Girl Power. Like supporting girls in many activities, a girl is a great source to the world. In the new Girlpower office in Kibera, I would like to see activities take place there, so that I have lots to do!


Monday, September 3, 2012


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Girl Power Clubs Africa
                                                                                              Facebook: ‘’Wanjiku Girlpower Kenya’’
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sadili Oval Sports Academy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           P.O.Box 8477-00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Dear Members and Patron
Girl Power Club,

___________________________ School
3 September 2012
RE: Activities For 2012 And Closing Debate
We hope you all had a great time during the August holidays!
It has been a great year with lots of fun and learning between us, we are grow bigger and better together thanks to all of you! This year our major activities have been:
1.       Girl Power Leaders workshop, 27th of January, where girl leaders from different clubs in attendance were equipped to some Leadership Skills
2.       I Have A Ball- ‘’You have the right to know yourself’’ Workshop , Medical Camp and Competition, in which winners in various categories were, Huruma Girls, Nazarene Primary, Malezi Primary, Langata Barracks and Olympic High School and a special song presentation by Parklands Arya.
3.       Sisterhood World Cup 2012, took place in May and June, together with sexuality and HIV-AIDS Workshops, assisted by Liverpool VCT. The event attracted radio at Venus FM and Radio Jambo, presented by members from Olympic High. Winners of the Cup were, Olympic High School.
4.       Voting on the Code on Abuse on both Radio Shows and in Girl Power Schools.
5.       This year, we also welcome new Girl Power Clubs: Langata Barracks & Nairobi Day.
6.       Muslim Academy has been doing well in their business project, while Kenya High School has reported to carrying out visits at a children’s home, which is good!
7.       Olympic High School, Girls football team, became national champions at the KSSSA Ball Games in Mombasa, and represented Kenya at the East Africa Championships. Well done girls!
8.       Nazarene Primary School presented 15 topics on “I Have A Ball” and “Girls Speak Out!” Superb work girls!
9.       We now have a Girl Power Facebook account up, running and active! We welcome individual club pages, and so far, two clubs have submitted their page names, Malezi High (Epic Girls) & Huruma Girls (Hugzville Gal Powa).
10.    The Girl Power Website/Blog is now up and running with your stories and events, please find them here:
This Term
We would like to welcome you back to Girl Power’s end of the year 2012 activities!
Saturday 15th September 2012 – Girl Power Debate
8.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon
There will be three topics debated on:
1.       Should There Be Extra Tuition In Schools?
2.       Should Girls Wear Uniform?
3.       Beauty or Knowledge: which one would you choose?
Please confirm your attendance by filling the Girl Power Debate entry form and also be kind enough to inform us early for the sake of logistics.
For more information please email or call our Project Assistant Ja Young N. Margaret on +254 715 684 846.
Kindly remember to submit your Term One and Two Girl Power Report Forms if you haven’t already done so urgently to ensure that you are included in the debate!

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Liz Odera
Girl Power Clubs Africa,
Sadili Oval Sports Academy.