Girl Child Network is a membership organization, and our members are working all around the country to promote girls’ education and children’s rights. Once a year, we have a big get-together to share about our years, to get new ideas from each other, and to celebrate the progress we’ve made in empowering Kenyan girls!
It was an awfully cold morning, but we started showing up at 6 to set up the posters, seats, and balloons. It didn’t take long for members to start arriving and registering!
Girl Child Network staff greeted members and gave everyone fresh-off-the-press copies of our 2015-16 annual report!
Over cups of tea, staff and members looked through the annual report and read stories about individuals and communities that have been impacted by our work over the past year. (Stay tuned—we’re looking forward to sharing the report with you soon!)
Our Executive Director, Mercy Musomi, welcomed everyone to the Annual General Meeting and shared her reflections on the year, including her excitement that because of our inclusive education project, many children with disabilities are now attending school with their siblings and neighbors.
The program included speakers from religious and academic communities, and everyone was excited to get some new ideas about incorporating faith and gender theory into our work.
By the time the meeting was over, it had warmed up outside, and everyone took a few more minutes to talk about what’d they’d learned and to offer each other encouragement for the upcoming year. Can’t wait to see everyone again next October!