Over the last 12 years MEMPROW has successfully equipped 20,000 girls for a purpose driven life through its social survival skills training in schools of operation in Kampala, Packwach, Nebbi, Zombo and Arua. This year 2020, we redesigned the social survival skills training into a peer educators training for selected members of the MEMPROW Girls clubs. We identified influential girls from 4 schools in Kampala including Luzira Secondary school, Makindye secondary school, Bishop Cipriano Kihangire S.S.S and St Kizito Secondary school to participate in our FIRST PEER EDUCATORS’ training.
The girls underwent transformational feminist leadership sessions for five days which deepened their; self-confidence, self-discovery, leadership skills, movement building skills, information on fighting violence against girls, counselling and guidance skills and sexual and reproductive health information. The knowledge, skills and zeal that the training created will catapult them into peer educators who will intentionally reach more girls in their schools andgrow their girls clubs. The strengthened school clubs will influence schools safety, inclusion and girls’ attainment in school.
The training was closed powerfully by girls sharing their stories of impact. Hanna Asianzou from Bishop Cypriano Kihangire secondary school had this to say
“ I am so thank full to MEMPROW for creating this opportunity for us, I am encouraging my fellow girls to be more assertive and together lets cause change in our schools. ‘’Do not under estimate yourself by comparing yourself to others it’s our differences that make us unique and beautiful’’