Empowering Girls in Kibera

Mar 26, 2012


The ‘Binti Pamoja’ (Daughters united) in Kibera is a center for vulnerable 11 to 18 year-old girls. The ability of an individual being able to speak effectively, efficiently and with ease has been attributed to good public speaking skills and now the girl center gives the young girls and women a forum to express themselves through their various talents like dancing, drama, writing, life skills trainings and recently, public speaking skills, thanks to Tanya Smith, a volunteer from the American University. Through this skill the girls will be able to express themselves comfortably as they seek to educate the community on issues on reproductive health. Women and girls have been looked upon with great ability to change the world, and if public speaking is impacted in them, then their quest to changing the world can easily be achieved. Apart from educating the girls, the public speaking skills aims at helping these vulnerable girls write speeches on issues that affect the community and how to overcome them. Despite the challenges the girls living in pitiable conditions face each day, they trudge on with a positive attitude to triumph over poverty that has engulfed them. Educating the girl-child is educating the whole community in retrospect and indeed there is no other better way than imparting them with one of the most important tool; Public speaking skills.


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Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Project Leader

Leann Bankoski

Executive Director
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Empowering Girls in Kibera