Girls learning computer skills
Dear Global Giving Friends,
The girls we are mentoring are benefiting immensely from the instruction and guidance we are giving them.
The computer classes are very active and important we because those proficient with computer skills are in advantaged positions to compete for job placements as well as start new businesses. We thus have girls coming for training on weekends to learn computer skills. The training is changing and shaping the girls perceptions as well as making them responsible computer and internet users and giving them an advantage over their peers.
“I am excited to complete the program so that I get a certificate. I know the certificate will help me get a job when I complete my studies.” Jackline Wanjiku, Form 2
"Computer training helps to boast my self esteem. I have learned a lot about our county, country and the whole world through the internet. I have also learnt politics through the internet, and know president Obama is competing with Romney for presidency.”Mary Wakonyo, class 6
“Computer training is shaping my career choice. I would like to be a Computer technician and teacher because I enjoy using a computer.
The girls are also doing simple activities to earn money and develop an enterprising culture. Such activities includes washing cars and cleaning peoples compounds.
‘Through this program, I washed a car for the first time. I was paid Ksh. 50. I bought a pencil at Ksh.10, an eraser for Ksh.5, and pen ink at Ksh.25. I saved Ksh.10. I am happy that for the first time in my life I received a pay for my labour. Jackline Wanjiku, Form 2
“I spend one hour every Saturday collecting fallen dry leaves from my neighbour’s home. I make up to Ksh. 30 per week. I want to save and buy story books so that I can improve my English. I know this is good because I want to be a journalist in future.” Jane Makasi, class 7
“Although I thought that some jobs can only be done by a man. Washing a car sounded a man’s job and funny to me when my mentor Caroline suggested that I can do it to make money. I now appreciate that I tried.”Cecilia Wanjiku, form 2
In addition, when the girls leave this training program, they go out and gather a group of younger girls and pass on their new found skills and experiences to them, thus perpetuating the cycle of mentoring.
Thank you for helping girls realize their potential.
Girls learning to wash cars