Sadili Oval Sports Academy in partnership with Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) held a 5-day training of trainers (ToT) workshop at Sadili Oval from 3rd to 8th July 2017, the second of its kind since a similar workshop was first held in March 2017. The workshop was also supported by AMREF’s department of Children and Adolescents & Gender Based violence and it brought together a total of 18 participants including pupils from Kid Star Primary School, Nazarene Primary School and St. Catherine Primary School; 2 teachers each from Nazarene and Kid Star Primary Schools and Sadili staff. It was facilitated by Sarah Vogtli of SAD.
The purpose of the workshop was to train trainers on the implementation of Empower My Life programme that has been running in various schools in Kibera since the first camp held in April 2017 at Sadili Oval.
On the third day of workshop, Ms. Monica Naliaka, a nurse from AMREF who is also a specialist in gender based violence gave an insight on sexual violence particularly in the following areas: How to identify an abused child, how to handle an abused child and how to deal with cases of child abuse.
Empower My Life is a sport and play-based, innovative and holistic 16-months prevention program contributing to the fight against sexual violence against girls and boys in Kenyan schools. It promotes the right for education and health for girls and boys.
Through a partnership between the Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) based in Biel, Switzerland and Sadili Oval Sports Academy based in Nairobi, Kenya, the project runs in Kibera. It targets 200 girls and 200 boys from underprivileged backgrounds, 40 teachers and about 800 family members.