On May 4th of May, CMETrust was honored to launch the Wezesha Kike! (Empower Her!) program supported by Global Affairs Canada. The project is a community approach to gender equitable education that will address gender barriers to education over the next five years by increasing access to academic opportunities, basic life skills training, and education support for marginalized young women in Kenya.
The Honorable Christopher Thornley, Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya, gave the keynote address in Utalii hotel in Nairobi to more than 100 guests including CMETrust staff, secondary school scholars, post secondary school scholars, parents, a gender expert. and external partner organizations within Mathare and beyond.
CMETrust Program Manager Esther Njenga, was the MC for a day which also included entertainment from two of our post-secondary scholars, Esther Adhiambo and Emmanuel Agwenyi remarks from Titus Kuria, Co-founder and Executive Director of CMETrust, and CMETrust Board President Heather Arnold,.
Those in attendance heard about the challenges girls and women in Mathare face, and some CMETrust positive impact stories. especially related to girl scholars and Wezesha Kike!. They also had the chance to congratulate our Wezesha Kike! Gender Equality and Leadership 2022 Award winners; Jeremy Okudo and Damaris Muthini.