Screening Malala’s story to promote girlchild education

Kesho Alumni, in collaboration with other young boys and girls have been engaging schools and communities on discussions about education through a project dubbed “HE NAMED ME MALALA” which Kesho is implementing in collaboration with PAWA254 within Kilifi County. The project entails screening of  “HE NAMED ME MALALA” to the children and the community to create dialogue around education and the benefits it has on the social and economic facet of any society.

 

We have interacted with 1527 people, in a region where transition rates are low, the documentary has inspired both boys and girls to yearn to complete school and attain their highest potential as education is the one gift that remains with an individual.

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Additionally parents have committed to be involved in their children’s education, they have seen that by far parents are the most important influencers in a child every development stage.

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Being part of this important project is very rewarding;

“I have learnt that we should all be brave and courageous enough to stand and fight for our rights even when we do not get support from others. Just as seen in the documentary even when the whole country seemed to be against Malala she still spoke out and fought.” (Wendy, volunteer)

“I have learnt that women empowerment entails increasing the economic, social and political strength of women as seen from the documentary and what actually Malala went through.” (Essa, volunteer)

This project would not be a success without the help of the following volunteers:

 Essa Rajab, George Elphus, Racheal Mbaruk, Purity Kiponda, Irene Mlanga, Sahihi Chengo, Francis Kitsao, Wendy Kahaso, Christine Mahenzo, Grace Katana, Dorcas Sada

Here are two statements from a parent and a student:

“Our girls and boys should be taught on their rights so that they can report to any authorities in case they are deprived of their rights.” (Parent)

“Both girls and boys should be given equal treatment towards education”. (Student)

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Being part of this important project is very rewarding;

“I have learnt that we should all be brave and courageous enough to stand and fight for our rights even when we do not get support from others. Just as seen in the documentary even when the whole country seemed to be against Malala she still spoke out and fought.” (Wendy, volunteer)

“I have learnt that women empowerment entails increasing the economic, social and political strength of women as seen from the documentary and what actually Malala went through.” (Essa, volunteer)

This project would not be a success without the help of the following volunteers:

 Essa Rajab, George Elphus, Racheal Mbaruk, Purity Kiponda, Irene Mlanga, Sahihi Chengo, Francis Kitsao, Wendy Kahaso, Christine Mahenzo, Grace Katana, Dorcas Sada

 

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