Dear Global Giving Friends,
The girls who have passed through the program have continued to inspire others in their communities in a great way. The more exciting bit is the multiplier effect because peer mentorship seems to be gaining momentum even faster than what we thought when we conceived the project. Our visit to Meru community where Caroline, our project officer and beneficiary of the project comes from revealed that already 18 girls have formed a group where they meet to have talks on business and careers (some are students others have just completed high school and want to venture in business). They are then facilitating girls seminars at the church under their group theme "Mentor a Girl, save the Nation". I attended part of their seminar on July 21st 2013 and impressed by the talks the girls had organized. they concluded the seminar with a drama titled 'The journey from Ignorance to Empowerment" where they showed how a girl (caroline) chosen from the village to participate in the intensive SAWA mentorship program has 'opened' their eyes and empowered them. The parents, most of them mothers requested SAWA to consider training at least two more girls for greater impacts.
So far we have had 15 girls graduate from the program and many more have benefited from the direct mentorship of each of the girls trained by SAWA.
With my sincere gratitude for your support in this effort to improve the opportunities for young girls,
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PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress