We support NAWEZA –“I can “a positive reinforcement Girl-led program that is designed to provide the girls an empowering experience with an emphasis on impact of the harmful effects of Female Genital Mutilation. This year-long skills based program broken into 16 weeks sessions intensive training sessions for 60 girls annually in class five, six and seven addresses the numerous topics prevalent in the lives of young Kuria girls.
NAWEZA provides a safe place for girls to be who they are, educational and recreational experiences through positive social interactions. We have seen these amazing young girls improve in their ability to make better decision, inspire them to be strong, have a positive self-image and gain confidence in their everyday lives. The program introduces girls to the importance of confidence, and the potential and power of women.
A special component of the program is that we support skills workshops for parents of the girls to sustain the change beyond their time in the program by teach them key issues in human rights and socio – economic empowerment.