Apart from attending sewing and hairdressing workshops, the girls take time out to have fun which includes playing football and amateur dramatics. This enables the girls to bond as a group whilst having fun at the same time. More importantly, girls gain confidence in the process. When most of the girls first arrive, they appear shy and unable to speak up. This is sometimes because they have been isolated from people their own age.
This is Sarah who was part of the second cohort of the sewing class and she was one of the girls who lacked confidence when she arrived at the workshop. Today, she leads the girls’ football team.
In December we held a parents day which was attended by officers from Itojo sub-county and the day’s entertainment was from the girls. we were treated to songs, local dances and skits. Like their parents, I was surprised at how talented the girls are and some even talked about forming an amateur theatrics club.
I loved skit. It is a scene inside a head teacher’s office on the first day of school
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