1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel

by POLYCOM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
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1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel
1000 Kibera slum girls empowered to excel

Project Report | Aug 2, 2017
Equipping Girls to Exercise Rights Through Art

By NORREL ACHIENG | EDUART VOLUNTEER

Safe Space - Relaxed Girls Waiting for Art Time
Safe Space - Relaxed Girls Waiting for Art Time

Term two 2017 just ended 240 girls attended the Saturday Forums at our Centre in Kibera. The girls used this space as a safespace to play and share. We had new developments:

  • Received Pad Making Machine and Materials from Lois Harris, one of our potential partners. We are working on making pads for our girls, our trial stage is done, we are working on making our own brand, engaging women women are mothers to the adolescent girls in our program to make and sell the pads. This will improve their livelihoods.
  • 380 Adolescent girls received pads this term under this project, they were happy and celebrated, the do not have to worry about hygiene or messing themselves up in class, they can now pursue their education without fear.
  • We organised our programs under different Sustainable Development Goals, we have committed to the spirit of Leave No One Behind. We are keen on SDG 11 on making cities Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable; SDG 3 and 6. We were able to link up with other implementer, we are girls and women focused making us part and parcel of SDG 5. The girls have information about SDG and have learnt to engage duty bearers on the same.

Our unique project was art, equipping girls to exercise their rights through sports. The girls learnt to express themselves through drawing, to write and act different scenarios on the lives of girls. Our girls are now more empowered, have high self esteem and can package and communicate on matters that affect them.

Empowered grils will empower others adn stand up for their rights to rise beyong the challenges that bring them down everyday.

Drawing Art
Drawing Art
WE are proud to be girls
WE are proud to be girls

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POLYCOM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
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JANE ANYANGO ODONGO
NAIROBI , NAIROBI Kenya
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