Mar 6, 2020

Empowerment Workshop For Girls 2

Empowerment Workshop Report for Girls’ Club 2

Dates of Training: 13th to 16th January, 2020

Location and Group Name: Girls’ Club 2

Number of attendees: 34

Total Expenses: 1,062 USD

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This is the report is for the Empowerment Workshop of girls’ Club 2 .These were the second group of the girls who turned up on 15th April, 2019 as daughters of the disenfranchised women of Wuoth Ogik Village of Migori County. This training was conducted on 22nd to 25th April 2019 for a period of four days. We invited all the girls who were booked for the next training and others turned up as well. A total of 34 girls came instead of the 28 we expected. Two of these were those previously trained and they wanted to experience another workshop with their friends as well. Four of these were also daughters of the disenfranchised women who did not manage to make it on day 1. We also allowed them to join us. We ended up having 34 girls in attendance. These girls were equally excited to experience this workshop. They got a platform to air they views and let out their frustrations. The workshop helped them realize their own faults and also educated them on their own rights as young girls. At their tender age, they were able to assess their lives and be self-aware of who they are and that they have the power to create their lives exactly as they want it. They learnt how to envision the life they want and acquired the tools to manifest what they want to create. Each of them left the workshop with at least one vision to work towards. They always blamed their inabilities and failures on other people especially their parents and teachers. They realised that this is being pathological and it only drains energy from them and makes them fail more. They chose to take self-responsibilities and to focus on possibilities and not impossibilities as this invigorates. Their eyes are fixed on their newly crafted visions and they are very happy to have got this intervention this early as it will help them even on making their career choices.

2.0 TARGET GROUP

This training focused on the daughters of the disenfranchised women of Wuoth Ogik Village of Migori County.

3.0 TRAINING OBJECTIVES

These were two-fold: 7. To examine the peculiar reasons for the participants’ disenfranchisement; 8. To take the said participants through the empowerment training model with the aim of helping the overcome their growing edges by envisioning and creating what they most want in life.

4.0 THE PROCESS

This entailed taking the participants over the seven life areas as prescribed by the empowerment methodology. The entire model was packaged as follows: Day 1: Personal Growth Foundation Day 2: Personal power, Emotions and Relationships Day 3: Sexuality and the Body Day 4: Money, work and Spirituality

5.0 CHALLENGES

More girls turned up for the workshop. It was not easy to send them away and so we had to overstretch our budget to accommodate them. These girls were of varied age groups and managing them together was not very easy. We had to draw varied examples that are relevant to all the age groups in order to make all of them comfortable and be able to understand. They also took some time to open up. Though this time round, the other two who had attended the workshop earlier, set the pace and helped them to open up faster than the previous ones. We still had to give some little incentive (a packet of biscuits) to those who talked so as to help the rest also to open up.

6.0 ACHIEVEMENTS

Sustaining 34 young girls, with varied interests though the 4 days of the workshop successfully is a thing worth celebrating. They actually asked for more days to re do the workshop and this made us to promise them one more day the following week for reproductive health session. They went away really looking forward for the next session. This was a great achievement. Each of them left the workshop able to envision what they want in different areas of life. They crafted visions in at least one of the seven areas of their lives and they committed to work towards their visions. We expect to see responsible young girls who are visionary in life. Those who act with purpose. The girls were mobilized to start a girls’ club where they will meet every school holiday to share their progress and challenges. This will be a platform of expression and discussion where girls will discuss matters affecting them in relation to the empowerment workshop they experienced. They will be meeting at COPED offices where they will be attended to by one of the COPED trainers to take them through the session.

7.0 CONCLUSION

The training was successful because it met the objectives that had been set. We thank 100MHL for making this possible for us to achieve this.

8.0 RECOMMENDATIONS

There is need for regular meetings in order to assess the growth and to assist where necessary. This should be done every holiday period, April, August and December school holidays. This will be a platform to assess the progress of the girls and also to handle any challenges expressed. Peer support and consultation is also highly encouraged in order to sustain the application of the knowledge imparted and the skills given. These proposed meetings will provide this platform.

Dec 2, 2019

Empowerment Workshop for the disenfranchised women

Disenfranchised Women being Trained
Disenfranchised Women being Trained

Empowerment Workshop Report for Group J (Bethel Women Group)

Dates of Training: 2nd to 5th July, 2019

Location and Group Name: Bethel Women Group

Number of attendees: 26

Total Expenses: USD

 

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This report is about the training that was done for disenfranchised women residing in Migori County on the 2nd to 5th July, 2019 for a period of four days. The members of this group got introduced to us by one of our beneficiary groups. We visited these women and realized that they needed the workshop to help them grow and be able to realize changes they always desired. They mobilized 28 participants and 26 turned up for the empowerment workshop consistently for the four days. The workshop became an eye opener for these women and they left the workshop very motivated to create their lives as they want by crafting their visions and work towards achieving them. They left with new conceived visions that they are working on. Their view of life has completely changed and they are focusing on possibilities as they ignore the barriers and navigate through them towards their individual and communal endeavours as well. “Sky is the limit” has become their slogan and they are very grateful for this intervention.

2.0 TARGET GROUP

This training focused on the disenfranchised women drawn from across Ombo and kadika Villages of Migori Town.

3.0 TRAINING OBJECTIVES

These were two-fold:

1. To examine the peculiar reasons for the women’s disenfranchisement;

2. To take the said women through the empowerment training model with the aim of helping the overcome their growing edges by envisioning and creating what they most want in life.

4.0 THE PROCESS

This entailed taking the participants over the seven life areas as prescribed by the empowerment methodology. The entire model was packaged as follows:

Day 1: Personal Growth Foundation

Day 2: Personal power, Emotions and Relationships

Day 3: Sexuality and the Body

Day 4: Money, work and Spirituality

 

5.0 CHALLENGES

It was not possible to have the two women that did not attend because of commitments that they couldn’t avoid attending to. This was the best time we could compromise at. Three of the women could not read and write and we provided drawing materials for them. They were also not able to express themselves clearly through paintings, diagrams. We advised them to use even symbols or whatever they can in order to help them capture the information they want to put down. Again, this required an extra effort and close monitoring which also strained our time.

6.0 ACHIEVEMENTS

1. Sustaining 26 disenfranchised women, who work for daily wages to put food on the table, to attend a workshop continuously for four days is worth celebrating. This level of commitment shows that the women really trusted the facilitators and the process as well

2. When the wellbeing survey form was administered, each of them had a chance to look at their lives and evaluate it on the scale that was provided. Most of the participants were doing this for the first time in their lives. They had never taken a break anytime to really look at where and how they were doing in their general lives. This activity served to awaken them to the reality of their lives and they were very happy to learn this in good time. They approached the workshop with enthusiasm wanting to learn how they can correct areas that needed correction and see themselves moving up the ladder.

3. Each of the women left the workshop able to envision what they want in different areas of life. They crafted visions in different areas of their lives and committed to work towards their visions. We expect to see a happier, healthier and energized group of women with time.

4. The women were introduced and helped to start table banking as an activity. This is to help them implement some of the learnings done concerning money and work. This is also to help improve their livelihoods.

5. Women were also trained on liquid soap making, art work with beads and crocheting. Some of them decided that they are taking up the liquid soap making as a business where they make it for sale. Others picked bead work while others picked crocheting. Such women now have something to celebrate because their business is doing well. These activities help provide extra income for them.

7.0 CONCLUSION

The training was successful because it met the objectives that had been set. We thank 100MHL for making this possible for us to achieve this.

8.0 RECOMMENDATIONS

1. The participants need to be followed up in order to assess their respective growths over time. The assessment tools include wellbeing survey forms, among others.

2. Peer support and consultation is highly encouraged in order to sustain the application of the knowledge imparted and the skills given. The table banking activity introduced in the group could provide the motivation for the support group to keep meeting as we aspire to achieve optimum personal growth.

Sep 3, 2019

Empowerment Workshop

Empowerment Workshop Report for Girls’ Club 1

Dates of Training: 15th to 18th April,  2019

Number of attendees: 28

Total Expenses: 965USD

 

  • INTRODUCTION

 

This report is for the training that was conducted for the female children of the disenfranchised women of Wuoth Ogik Village of Migori County, on the 15th to 18th April, 2019 for a period of four days. We invited all the girls and 56 girls turned up on the 15th April, 2019. We then divided them into two classes because the number was too big for one empowerment workshop class. The first group started their workshop immediately for a period of 4 days as the second group was booked for the following week.

Our workshop went on so well and the girls were very excited to get a platform where they can air they views and let out their frustrations. The workshop helped them realize their own faults and also educated them on their own rights as young girls. At their tender age, they were able to assess their lives and be self-aware of who they are and that they have the power to create their lives exactly as they want it. They learnt how to envision the life they want and acquired the tools to manifest what they want to create.

Each of them left the workshop with at least one vision to work towards. They always blamed their inabilities and failures on other people especially their parents and teachers. They realised that this is being pathological and it only drains energy from them and makes them fail more. They chose to take self-responsibilities and to focus on possibilities and not impossibilities as this invigorates. Their eyes are fixed on their newly crafted visions and they are very happy to have got this intervention this early as it will help them even on making their career choices.

2.0 TARGET GROUP

This training focused on the daughters of the disenfranchised women of Wuoth Ogik Village of Migori County.

3.0 TRAINING OBJECTIVES

These were two-fold:

  1. To examine the peculiar reasons for the participants’ disenfranchisement;
  2. To take the said participants through the empowerment training model with the aim of helping the overcome their growing edges by envisioning and creating what they most want in life.
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4.0 THE PROCESS

This entailed taking the participants over the seven life areas as prescribed by the empowerment methodology. The entire model was packaged as follows:

Day 1: Personal Growth Foundation

Day 2: Personal power, Emotions and Relationships

Day 3: Sexuality and the Body

Day 4: Money, work and Spirituality

5.0 CHALLENGES

These girls were of varied age groups and managing them together was not very easy. We had to draw varied examples that are relevant to all the age groups in order to make all of them comfortable and be able to understand.

These young girls view any adult talking to them on a subject as a teacher. They therefore take time to open up and speak their truth. This therefore took some extra efforts like, rewarding whoever contributes with a packet of biscuits.

  • ACHIEVEMENTS

 

  1. Sustaining 28 young girls, with varied interests though the 4 days of the workshop successfully is a thing worth celebrating. They actually asked for more days to re do the workshop and this made us to promise them one more day the following week for reproductive health session. They went away really looking forward for the next session. This was a great achievement.
  2. Each of them left the workshop able to envision what they want in different areas of life. They crafted visions in at least one of the seven areas of their lives and they committed to work towards their visions. We expect to see responsible young girls who are visionary in life. Those who act with purpose.
  3. The girls were mobilized to start a girls’ club where they will meet every school holiday to share their progress and challenges. This will be a platform of expression and discussion where girls will discuss matters affecting them in relation to the empowerment workshop they experienced. They will be meeting at COPED offices where they will be attended to by one of the COPED trainers to take them through the session.
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7.0 CONCLUSION

The training was successful because it met the objectives that had been set. We thank 100MHL for making this possible for us to achieve this.

  • RECOMMENDATIONS

 

  • There is need for regular meetings in order to assess the growth and to assist where necessary. This should be done every holiday period, April, August and December school holidays. This will be a platform to assess the progress of the girls and also to handle any challenges expressed. Peer support and consultation is also highly encouraged in order to sustain the application of the knowledge imparted and the skills given. These proposed meetings will provide this platform.
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