K4L delivers Girls United at Tsolo
Kick4Life has delivered the Girls United curriculum at Tsolo Government Primary School with 56 girls graduating through the course. The same number of boys was also engaged in a mixed gender tournament designed to challenge gender discrimination and to promote women's empowerment.
The participants were empowered with knowledge and skills that will help them to manoeuvre many of the challenges they face in their lives, with the course covering life-skills development, sexual health education & HIV prevention, gender rights and how to uphold them, managing conflict and promoting gender equality.
Two further sessions introducing the concept of entrepreneurship were also included in the training, encouraging the participants to think creatively about different career options and how setting up their own enterprises could be a route towards achieving a sustainable livelihood.
On behalf of the school, Mr. Khutlang Leshuta, the school’s Principal, thanked Kick4Life for the intervention and said that there has been an improvement in behaviour amongst the girls who attended the sessions. He was also very happy that one of the Kick4Life coaches, ‘Matšukulu Motloheloa, was previously a student at their school, and that seeing her success was a motivation for the students. Finally, he added that the school looks forward to more partnerships of this kind with Kick4Life.
Maphoka Ramokoatsi, Director of Women’s Programmes at Kick4Life, thanked the school for the partnership and urged the graduates to take the lessons they learned and let them guide them through life. She advised all the girls in the school to be confident and stay firm in their decisions, and encouraged the boys to support them, and to implement what they had learned and gender rights and respect.