On 17th September 2016, Shaboard held a YALI LEARNS Event at the Royal Community Learning Center in Chokaa, Nairobi Kenya under the theme “Understanding The Rights Of Women And Girls”.
The major topics for the event included:
- Supporting A Girls’ Right To Learn
- Women In Technology
- Paving The Way For Women Entrepreneurs
- Ending Violence Against Women And Girls
This event was part of the #Africa4Her campaign engineered by the first lady Michelle Obama. Globally, more girls are in school and at work but they still face a lot of challenges and resistance from their colleagues. One thing about women and girls’ rights is that, it just doesn’t involve the Individual woman or girl, but it is a collective responsibility of the whole community. That’s why men were involved in the event.
Shaboard’s goal is to champion for vital women rights that ensure women’s equality in all spheres of life with a focus on education, technology and entrepreneurship. It is more likely for girls to be out of school than boys especially at the secondary level.
One positive aspect that came out from the event was the girls’ enthusiasm to learn about entrepreneurship and technology and how they could curve out their niche from the competitive society to either set up businesses or run successful technology careers.
A round table discussion on understanding women rights
Shaboard’s founder, Ms Sharon Adisa has been very passionate about Girl Child Education and enrollment in science courses and this forum was evident of her commitment to support that cause.
“I purposed to help champion for girls’ education and embracing leadership in my community, and specifically to the less privileged women and girls. Through Shaboard, I held a YALI LEARNS EVENT; #Africa4Her at the Royal Community Learning Center in Nairobi where I taught high school girls on Understanding The Rights Of Women And Girls in different spheres of life and donated ten chairs to help improve the learning conditions of their classrooms. We are definitely looking at other ways to support the girls and my dream is to see these girls take charge of their lives in future”, said Ms Sharon Adisa.