Looking for plans or events to occupy you this weekend? Preferably on Saturday 3rd of October? Feeling philanthropic and want to give back to your society? Do want to help make a difference in our country’s education? Would you feel nice if you helped out a girl in the rural area of Kenya from a disadvantaged family? Have you gone all year without helping the poor or needy? This is your chance!
This Saturday, 3rd of October, there is going to be a parade at Karura Forest (Nairobi) from 7:30am to 8:30 am. ‘Educate her parade’ is an event sponsored by KPMG and has been organized by the Global Give Back Circle, a Clinton Global Initiative-organization that focuses on child-Education, Mentorship, Personal Development and Giving back to the Society. This parade will be attended by not only students from different schools, sponsors, and well-wishers, but also some of the leading organizations in the country and the world.
The EDUCATE ‘HER’ PARADE celebrates the advancement of women and girls by providing scholarships for girls who hail from communities where ‘Educating Her’ is not a priority, but where ‘Educating Her’ can lift a community as ‘She’ steps-up to social and economic participation and leadership. This year’s Parade focuses on girls from West Pokot.
This spectacular parade will take place in Kenya on October 3rd, to recognize the International Day of the Girl and to help Kenya’s disadvantaged girls continue their education, attend college and become the next generation of teachers, nurses, doctors, engineers, social workers, accountants, lawyers and business women.
Kenya has so much to celebrate these days, and the advancement of Kenya’s women and girls is definitely high on the list. As Kenya embraces the actualization of the Sustainable Development Goals its focus is on members of its communities who fell through the cracks during the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. Girls who are marginalized by the constant threat of female genital mutilation and forced early marriage, are exactly the population of girls the Sustainable Development Goals are meant to support.
The Global Give Back Circle became the largest tertiary education, mentorship and workforce-readiness program for at-risk girls in Kenya because of the way and manner private sector organizations decided they wanted to Give Back to empower their girls. The EDUCATE ‘HER’ PARADE also honors them for supporting the empowerment of girls, and invites them to be a part of the celebration. The parade is an opportunity to share great Give Back work through the theatre and creative expression that only a parade can offer.
We hope you will join us!
ARRIVE: BY 7AM at the Parade (Road closed from 8.30AM)
PARADE: 7:30 AM – 8:30AM
FUN $ GAMES & SOCIALIZING: 8:30 AM – 1PM
Directions to Karura Forest
Entrances to the main section of Karura Forest (Gate letters as per Karura Forest Map): Gate A. Main entry off Limuru Road across from the Belgian Embassy (road access to KFEET Centre and FKF forest offices).
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
To the main Forest gate (Gate A)…
Matatu (from Nairobi city centre to Belgian Embassy on Limuru Road). Numbers 11B, 106, 107, 108, 114 or 116 (southbound only- Going to Banana or Ruaka)
BUYING TICKETS VIA MPESA (Adults 600 KES, Children 300 KES)
1. Go to Mpesa SIM toolkit.
2. Go to “Lipa na Mpesa”
3. Go to “Paybill” and enter “525630” at the business number.
4. Next enter “Educate Her Parade” as the Account number.
Please print your ticket or arrive with your confirmation code and national ID card the day of
the Parade and keep the Mpesa Message, to get wrist bands for the event.
See you on the 3rd! at 7.00 AM
P.S. Tune into Capital FM at 12 noon today, and listen to representatives talk about it.