Fema Training Initiatives
Training and capacity building is inherent in all Femina Hip's work. We utilize Active Learning as a means to
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Currently our primary Fema Training Initiative is our Girl Power Training Program (Nguvu ya Binti), which combines our ‘Protect Your Life’ and ‘Build Your Life’ agendas. The goal of this training is to empower and educate girls to take charge of their lives. When girls are equipped with knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health and rights and proper menstrual hygiene management, coupled with knowledge about how they can become economically self-sufficient, they have the tools needed to make better choices for their bodies and future lives. The outcomes from these trainings include a reduced number of girls dropping out of secondary school due to early pregnancy, inadequate menstrual hygiene management, and gender based violence.
The Girl Power Training Program is delivered mostly to girls in our Fema Clubs in selected regions throughout the country. So far 10 000 girls have been trained. The training sessions take place after school as an extra-curricular activity and are delivered by trained teacher/mentors. The teacher/mentors conducting the training sessions are all supervised and supported by Fema Master Trainers to ensure that the program is well-run. Boys are also increasingly involved as HeforShe ambassadors and allies, selected during monthly orientations where joint activities are conducted and the unisex nature of these issues highlighted.