First Girls United participants graduate
The first group of Girls United participants graduated from the course last week after successfully completing the programme at Mapetla High School.
A total of 25 girls between the ages of 13-19 were awarded certificates from the course which covered life-skills development, HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence, as well as the chance to play football.
Program Manager Makatleho Pitso said: “I want to congratulate all these girls for being brave enough to participate in this program, I am with no doubt that you shall forever walk with your heads help up high, ready to tackle the challenges that come your way, always remember it does not matter where you come from, but where you want to be” she said.
She also said she was more impressed on the last day of the sessions where the girls took charge of the day by passing on what they learned to the boys who joined session.
The principal of Mapetla High School Mr. Pete Rakhapu thanked Kick4Life for selecting his school as one of the beneficiaries of the project. He further stated that confidence and self-esteem amongst these girls shows that they reaped fruitful results. He concluded by appealing to Kick4Life to return to his school in the near future as he wishes to continue relations with the organization.