Empowering Girls in Kibera

Jul 15, 2013

Girls Attend Writing Skills Workshops for Binti Pamoja Newsletter

Girls in newsletter writing session
Girls in newsletter writing session

The Binti Pamoja program has identified a need where the girls want to be trained on writing skills.  This is because at Binti Pamoja, we have a newsletter which is used as a tool for the girls to express themselves on their different experiences in the community and area where they need to know how to overcome their difficulties.  To meet the need, the Binti Pamoja program held newsletter writing training sessions for the girls.

The sessions for newsletter writing were conducted on a weekly basis and the girls showed a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for learning.  In the sessions, they were asked to come up with stories of what they want covered in the article.

The aim is to train the girls to be writers and to contribute news stories and other content to the Tunanego Newsletter. The training is aimed at bridging the gap between professional writing and informal storytelling in order to enable the girls to inform society of the events within Kibera.

The trainer had 12 successful sessions with the girls who were able to come up with a newsletter which will be published soon for the community members to interact with.  It is distributed during community forums, community outreach events, schools, and during all the events of the Binti Pamoja program. Open discussions are held to give and receive feedback on the newsletter on areas where we should improve.  Because the girls are the ones responsible for the ideas and thoughts in the newsletter, we encourage them to be on the forefront during distribution in order to share with other community members.

The finished product
The finished product

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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