A Goal Event was held on 25th April 2015 in Makeni Township in partnership with St Anthony Catholic Church in Makeni.
The total number of participants was 134 participants between the ages of 12 – 20 years old and 18 women above the age of 25 from the surrounding community. We also had 32 boys who participated in separate ball activities under our Girl Power activities.
The event was graced by the area Councillor Mr. Champion Tembo who emphasized the need to have physical and life skills activities for young people in Makeni.
The participants played games such as my rights, hygiene tag and they also played a game called protect the bee where girls are taught on how to withstand peer pressure from their friends and how to say No and stand by their word.
The girls also played a game called silent ball from be yourself. This game helps girls to understand the value of non-verbal communication. This game doesn’t allow girls to use their voices when they play the game.
The participants also played games from be money savvy; Zig Zag savings, savings plan. The Zig zag game helps girls to understand what is meant by saving and also the importance of saving.
During the discussions after the game the girls were asked on some of the ways they save money and why they save money.
When the participants were asked about the importance of saving, some girls said they save money to buy clothes and also help at home when need arises.