This weekend we are launching the Boys Empowerment Team of Umoja Project. The program for adolescent boys focuses on healthy interpersonal relationships, goal setting and psychosocial support for these young students, who face enormous challenges as they pursue education and work towards becoming productive, self-sufficient adults.
The highly successful girls empowerment program (GET UP) started in 2011 and has led to increased school attendance, better academic performance and higher test scores among female students. As we have witnessed the impact of GET UP, we recognize the need to also address male students.
Guardians, teachers and community leaders are trained to conduct group sessions with students in class six, seven and eight. They provide guidance and support for these vulnerable children, encouraging them to perform to the best of their ability.