We made it to Nairobi just in time for Girl Guiding World Thinking Day, and we’re invited along to a regional celebration. This was a vibrant occasion, with a personal highlight for us being that of watching the First Lady dance to Baby Shark.
Kenya has the fifth largest participation in Girl Guiding globally, with the work that it carries out stretching far beyond the stereotypical knot tying and flag carrying. Informal education is used to give young women the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their life, and which they may not get at school or home. One area is health; the association is working across the country to stop school drop-outs due to pregnancy and menstruation, and reduce HIV/AIDS rates.
We were luckily to meet Jayne Wachira from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the second charity which we are supporting (link to our giving site is on our support page).