Nairobi, 25th February, 2022
Nairobi City County Governor, Ann Kananu, today attended the Kenya Girl Guides Association centenary celebrations which was graced by the Associations’ Patron, H.E Margaret Kenyatta.
Said Governor Kananu, “Exactly 100 years ago, Girl Guiding came to Kenya from the United Kingdom and has taken root since. I am happy to note that over the years, the movement has grown and transformed into what it is today; The largest youth organization for girls and young women in Kenya, with over 120,000 youth members. I believe the sense of community and outreach at the heart of the Girl Guide is more important now than ever before. The beautiful young ladies we are seeing here today, are the beneficiaries of these pioneering efforts. The world has changed a great deal for girls over this past century. We are fortunate that in Kenya young girls and women now have the kind of opportunities our forebears could only dream of. It humbles me that the Girl Guide Association continues to focus on enabling and empowering girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible members of our community using non formal education approach.”
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta , who is also the Patron of the KGGA said the Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) was a transformative institution whose servant leadership over the last century had helped improve the wellbeing of young women and girls in the country.
The Governor called Nairobi youth to embrace Kenya’s ICT transformation Journey and take advantage of it to enhance and grow empowerment of girls and young women.