"You are capable of amazing things
but you can't let excuses hold you back!"
That was the m
essage heard over and over again by 200 young girls at the 6th annual Kenya Keys International Day of the G
irl Conference in Taru village. This da
engaged people throughout the community, including the Chief, Christian and Muslim leaders, a female constable, business women and parents. Boy leaders from Taru Secondary school also attended to show their support.
The students, representing 7 primary and 2 secondary schools performed many poems, skits and traditional dances through which they expressed their concerns of limiting influences, sexual expectations and peer pressure influence. Strong women role-models encouraged the girls to build on their strengths, work hard on their academics, respect themselves and stop complaining of being left behind.
Madam Doris Motto from G-United encouraged the girls to realize their potential and not play small. "Let us wake up and see far as girls" she said as she warned the girls to not fall prey to dominance by boys, but to hold on to their dreams and strive to gain the skills needed to lead society. Our thanks to our Kenyan staff, volunteers and alumni students who made this Day of the Girl conference so powerful. Enjoy more photos
for a glimpse into this special day.
S.O.S. Girls gather for a photo at the conference.