Thank you for celebrating international day of the girl with us!
Freely in Hope’s International Day of the Girl Conference provided platforms for female students to confidently express their stories and share how they are an unstoppable force in their community.
sharing our voices
The room was full of talent and we were honored to have this student from our partnering High School share her gift of spoken word with us. The spoken word was about women making wise choices to fulfill their dreams.
This #IDG2019 was super special because inasmuch as we were celebrating the girl child, a few boys came to show their support and allyship. They were not shy to join in on the celebration through dance!
Sharing Dream trees
In line with our #IDG2019 theme to move girls from dreaming to achieving, we had one of our scholars share her dream tree which incorporated values, practices, and systems that have helped her achieve her dreams.
For the workshop activity, all the students reflected on their own dreams and noted the progress they’ve made in achieving them so far.
If you can dream it, you can do it
In group discussions, the girls shared their biggest aspirations that would bring a huge impact to the world. Together, we strategized on how we can bring them to reality. It was fascinating to envision how great our world will be when all of their amazing dreams actually happen!
Rising Together to Build our Dreams
Despite coming from different high schools across Kibera, East Africa’s largest slum, the students were united by the common dreams they shared.
Our Role Models Pave the way
Freely in Hope is blessed to have a network of mentors and volunteers who wholeheartedly pour into the lives of the young women that we serve in the communities.
Leadership Comes from Within
This year’s #IDG2019 was organized and led by our very own survivor-leaders. They showed a lot of prowess in leading every segment of the event which made us very proud!
Partnering with Kotex
One of the challenges that our girls face is the lack of access to sanitary pads. Sometimes, this keeps them from going to school and even exposes them to abuse as they look for ways to meeting their needs. We are so grateful to Kotex for donating pads to every girl that was part of this year’s event. Because of their support, our girls will not miss any school day this term.
Nikole, Thank you for helping us host this year’s International Day of the Girl Conference! It was such an amazing experience and I couldn’t be more proud of the work we’ve accomplished together. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out my thank you video with the rest of our team in Kenya.
We are grateful for your partnership with us!
Freely in Hope, Kenya