Girls United graduates 47 at Thamae LEC
A total of 47 girls from Thamae LEC primary school received certificates for successfully completing the Girls United course last week.
The course covers gender rights education, HIV prevention, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health as well as life skills development.
The program manager Makatleho Pitso congratulated the girls for completing the course and said: “I congratulate everyone who is here today receiving the certificate of completion. You girls have been brave to have enrolled in the course and I am fully confident that you will use the information and knowledge gained from the course to continue improving your lives and assisting others.”
Twelve-year-old Nthabiseng, who is in grade 6, said: “I have learned that boys and girls can interact well together without bullying one another. My confidence level in class has improved so well, I am no longer shy to participate in class, I am able to express myself and I believe I am also informed in terms of responding to any form of abuse.”
The program has been widely welcomed at this local school placed at Ha-Thamae as teachers can recognize significant impact on the students who have enrolled in the course. One of the teachers, Seeisa, said the program aligns well with their curriculum at school and it makes it easier for students to understand the topics well in classrooms since they are engaged in practical discussions with Life-Skills coaches from Kick4Life during the program.