First Lady: The Girl Guides Association is a safe haven where young women grow into responsible adults.
| February 20th 2015
Nairobi, Kenya: First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta on Friday described the Girl Guide Association as the most perfect environment in which girls and young women can grow into responsible adults.
She said the Association equips the young women with all the necessary life skills they need to courageously face and tackle the many challenges faced by the youth today.
Speaking at the Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) headquarters in Nairobi during the 80th international Thinking Day; the First Lady said the rich history on which the KGGA is built, is the foundation on which the modern Girl Guide and Girl Scout can build a better life for herself through the experiences acquired from the initiatives of the Association.
Mrs. Kenyatta stated, that for the dreams of an empowered woman to come true, the nurturing and mentoring process of the girl child must start early.
“There is need therefore for those of us who have vast experience in our careers to give back to society by taking up mentorship roles through which we can give our young girls good examples and role models to emulate”, said the First Lady who is also the patron of the KGGA.
She the challenges faced by the youth in the modern world are compounded by rising unemployment which has robbed the young people of hope forcing many of them to resort to crime, alcoholism and the use of hard drugs.
“The insistence (by the Association) on ensuring that they grow into responsible adults has also steered our girls away from crime, prostitution and drug abuse”, said the First Lady.
She called on KGGA leadership, stakeholders and partners to ensure that as many women as possible receive the experiences and skills during their formative years necessary to turn them into responsible adults.
“Only through such a concerted effort can we ensure a bright future for our nation, which is built on the strength of the woman”, remarked the First Lady.
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