GPW promotes Leadership in Young Women

For almost an year now, GPW in partnership with Peace Ambassadors Kenya (PAK) has been working with teenage girls from St. Thaddeus Secondary School. A school formed under the umbrella of St. Thaddeus Child Care Society to provide formal education to children from vulnerable families. The school is strategically located in Komarock Estate, a middle income residential flanked by an informal settlement called Kayole. Most of the students here come from Kayole mostly associated with the poor and less fortunate. The warm smile on their faces hides the misery and hostility they go through in their everyday life. Most of them if not all, have been victims of rape and gender based violence as well as other negative traditional practices.

The introduction of the GPW mentorship program in the school was a source of hope and inspiration to over 40 girls. Helping them to understand themselves better and appreciate their unique inborn values in order for them to lead successful lives. GPW Kenya has so far facilitated several monthly forums in the school. The result on the girls is encouraging, most of them can talk freely with a lot of courage, give their own opinion on emerging issues and even seek advise where necessary.

The mentors on the other hand give their full support to girls. Their commitment to the program encourages the girls to actively participate in all our activities.

 

2016 International Peace Day Celebrations

On 21st September 2016, The Global Peace Foundation Kenya joined other partners including the County Government of Mombasa, The National Ferry Services and the Yaris Institute of Business Studies in celebrating the 2016 International Day of Peace at an event held in Mombasa.  Speaking during the event, the Executive Director of the Global Peace Foundation Kenya who was the Guest of Honor in the event organized by the One Nation Under God Pwani branch emphasized on the need to strengthen families and youth empowerment as a way of enhancing resilience against terrorism and youth radicalization in the coastal region of Kenya.
 
The event was covered and aired several times in the Swahili service of Barak FM and Pwani TV as in the link below;

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