Chase Your Dreams was the slogan on one of the t-shirts, and it seems quite an apt message for a member of the Mwaya Girls Youth Circle.
This group of young women meet at least once a week to not only discuss life topics but to play sport together too.
They meet with Watson and Rebecca who run our Family Planning, Sexual Health and Life Skills project. Our team provide a safe space for the girls to ask questions and learn about relevant topics including periods, peer pressure, family planning, emotions and much more.
Games are incorporated throughout and over the past few weeks they’ve welcomed a number of our medical volunteers.
This was successful not only because the girls had questions for our volunteers but many of the young women look up to the volunteers as role models and felt encouraged to work hard at school so they can achieve the future they aspire to have. To literally Chase Their Dreams!
At the end of each session, as you can see, the girls enjoy a game of netball (and sometimes football).