Last week, on the invitation of FilmAid International we headed to the Daadab Refugee Camp to mentor tens of girls in the refugee camps. In the wake of the recent announcement by the Kenyan government to close the camp due to the security threat it poses to the rest of the country, we felt that there was a need to hold mentorship sessions with the girls to equip them with life skills as well as motivate them as they go back to Somalia. Read On
Fatuma is a form three student at Waberi Secondary School in Daadab. She lives with her brother at the camp after her mother and other siblings went back to Somalia. Her father divorced her mother and now lives in the Ifo section of the camp with his other family.
We undertook what i’d like to call a knowledge excursion to reflect on how far Akili Dada has come in its 10 years of existence. And most importantly allowed us to take stock of the knowledge we contribute to the world of girls and young women’s empowerment as we continue to create opportunities and curve out spaces for emerging young women leaders to grow.
Akili Dada recently held a leadership training for political aspirants in readiness for the 2007 general elections. We spoke to Florida Angila Ashitua, aspiring Member of County Assembly (MCA) for Central Bunyore constituency. Here’s what she had to say