Sky Girls Initiatives hosted the biggest teen girl festival last Saturday, at the Moi International Sports Centre. The non-profit organization is dedicated to empowering teenage girls in Kenya. Under the theme ‘Najijua and I’m smoke-free’, this concert provided a one-of-a-kind platform for teen girls from Nairobi and beyond to converge and have fun while discussing issues that affect them.
The festival featured several role model speakers who shared empowerment messages through their performances. They encouraged the over 6,000 girls in attendance to make positive life choices and say no to negative peer pressure as a way of boosting their confidence, self-reflection, and decision-making skills.
SKY Girls Festival Performances
Hosted by media personality Amina Abdi Rabar, attendees were thoroughly entertained through a variety of activities. Some of these being body art, painting, board games, beading, music, and dance. There were also appearances for popular Tiktokers as well as live performances from Bridget Blue and Mbuzi Gang.
” The purpose of the event was to empower the girls to be confident in who they are and make positive choices based on what they love doing most. This was beautifully brought out through the day’s theme, ‘Najijua and I’m smoke-free.” Said Svetlana Polikarpova, SKY Girls Kenya Program director.
SKY Girls Kenya began its journey in September 2020 with a mandate to connect, educate and inform teenage girls between the ages of 13-18 years within greater Nairobi. The non-profit organization has similar movements in other African countries such as Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, and Ivory Coast. SKY has been funded by the Gates Foundation since 2013.
The movement remains focused on creating a community for teenage girls through relatable and fun content. The concert is just one of their projects as they are also behind the teen drama series Paa – Born To Fly which unveiled its 2nd season in January this year.