By Kate Robinson | Development and Communications Associate
I'm Worth Defending
I’m Worth Defending. What powerful words.
One of the primary goals at our Health and Leadership trainings is to build the self-esteem of our participants so that each and every adolescent can say with conviction, “I’m Worth Defending.”
In June, August and October we reached into communities throughout the Keyian Division to listen to kids talk about some of the real issues and challenges they face each day. Through interactive and dynamic workshops, our professional team of trainers touched on topics such as FGM and its consequences, sexuality and adolescence, self defense, and boundary setting.
Thanks to your support, we reached nearly 850 adolescents from more than 10 surrounding schools in these three training weekends alone. By bringing girls and boys together from throughout the district, we continue to foster new friendships and connections amongst the next generation of leaders.
We know that these trainings are having a lasting impact on participants and their communities:
“We’ve learned that a boy shouldn’t force a girl into sex. And that a leader is sharp… your deeds show it." Francis, Ntuka Primary
“I think we should have this training every weekend. You have taught us things we didn’t know. I will refuse FGM” Participant, Moita Primary
“I would like to join Kakenya’s dream” Participant, Ereko Primary
"I’ve learned life skills: self control will help me not to fight people” Gideon, Oldanyati Primary
“I am worth defending!” Vivian, Enoretet Primary
Thank you for your continued support of our Health and Leadership Training Program!
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