Sisterhood On The Rise

On 2nd March, an event like no other took place at Braeburn: the Sisterhood, a Girl’s Empowerment Workshop. As we approached International Women's Day, some students in sixth form began thinking of ways to empower women in the Kisongo community. Through this concept, sisterhood was born.

The event was created to inspire girls to be more and give them to tools to do so, the team specifically chose the Form III class from various schools in Kisongo as a starting point.The students hosted girls for a whole day of discussions such as; future career goals, leadership, reproductive health and self image.

Throughout the day, there were a series of thought-provoking discussions which were improved with activities. Instead of lectures, an atmosphere of open conversations was created. It was a forum of women, young and old, having insightful conversations. At the end, both sides gained an understanding of each others backgrounds and learned from each other.

What we wished for most of all is to empower these Form III girls to be equipped with the tools to go into further education in their lives. At the end, we gave them sanitary pads and certificates to commemorate the day they just had.

This event was created by Nicole Kombe, and was only came to be due to the support of Josephine Kiaga, Ttanya Sachdev, Mona Sentabyo, Brenda Karoki, Patricia John and Ruth Ngaave. Furthermore, the facilitators that were there to provide wise words of wisdom included: Mama Riverson, Ms. Diana, Agatha Bernard and Gloria Ngowi.